iPhone news, Adventure, Pocket Gamer

I came across this brief article in Pocket Gamer. I don’t have an iPhone, so I can’t check out this version of the game.  The 1977 date for the Don Woods expansion is correct, but (“[s]ources that incorrectly date Crowther’s original to 1972 or 1974… are sourced thinly if at all. The new evidence establishes that Crowther wrote the game during the 1975-76 academic year and probably abandoned it in…

GameSetWatch – COLUMN: 'The Aberrant Gamer – Auto-Neurotic Asphyxiation'

Leigh Alexander makes some good points in this GameSetWatch article. Most lifetime gamers, then, have a built-in bias engine, whether they acknowledge it or not. For some, it’s much more conscious and overt – hence the “Fanboy” network of platform-specific sites, hence forum flamewars, hence almost frighteningly irrational ire over certain reviews. Most reviewers dread having to evaluate a new flagship Nintendo title of the Mario or Zelda heritage; while…