After some discussion all the outstanding issues in game studies had been settled.

After some discussion all the outstanding issues in game studies had been settled. (Barry Atkins | Yahoo! Photos)

A great collection of cartoons… I do wish the captions were searchable. This one about a deep space anomaly is also good.

Atkins is the video game scholar whose talk at the Princeton video game conference, amplified by weblog reports (including mine) and further amplified by readers commenting on those weblog reports, touched off some fireworks in the “narratology vs. ludology” debate. (That is, are computer games best understood as kinds of stories, or as a complex set of rules that may or may not include story-like attributes?)

Via buzzcut.