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| Daily Linksplosion: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
- Radiator Blog – The Illegible Free Roaming City: the Linear, the Nonlinear, and the Ugly.
(Via Critical Distance.) Why the "open city" is almost always in reality, illusory—a closed course.
- The Brainy Gamer – Backlash
"When Abbie Heppe submitted her review of Metroid: Other M (2 out of 5 stars) for G4," Michael Abbott writes, "I’m guessing she hit the SEND button and ran for cover." Look, for me, this is personal: my review of the Wii title ‘Boogie’ was second on the scene—and my negative review followed what may well have eventually been the Internet’s only glowing review of the title—and I did feel that maybe the masses were unduly wrathful with me and my gendered byline. Also, someone wrote that I "obviously hate fun," which made me SO MAD, because I am a karaoke girl through-and-through. Anyway. Here, Mr. Abbott carefully criticizes the critic’s critics.
- Grand Text Auto – Infinite Adaptive Mario
Ben Weber writes, "My system attempts to … [incorporate] parameter-tweaking into procedural content generation. The system creates new levels on the fly in response to the current performance of the player."
- Superlevel.de – Playing Games Older Than Me
A tenderly youthful eighteen-year old, as a fledgling retro gamer, pledges to begin attempting play at games that are totally way older than 18. I know I started really playing 2600 games with any kind of fervor at age 18—and many of those games were older than I!—so of course I wish young Ryan all best in his endeavors.
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