Archive for month: October, 2007

Essen 2007

22 October, 2007 (18:18) | Games, Life | By: Olivier

As a board game devotee, I accomplish a yearly pilgrimage to the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL which most people simply call “Essen” from the name of the German city where it takes place. As the world’s biggest “paper” game convention, it is to board games what E3 was to video games. But, unlike E3, I always […]

Jonathan Blow on Terra Nova.

14 October, 2007 (16:17) | Games | By: Olivier

Catching up on my feeds this sunday morning, I found a discussion about something Jonathan Blow (of Braid fame) – said a couple of weeks ago. The original interview was by itself well worth a read but he really grabed my attention when he asserted that the core mechanic constituting the experience of most current […]


7 October, 2007 (18:21) | French, Games, Life | By: Olivier

Dans l’industrie du Jeu Vidéo, je suis habituellement considéré comme un ayatollah du Libre. Ce n’est pas souvent que je me retrouve à tenir une ligne modérée sur le sujet. C’est pourtant ce qui m’est arrivé aujourd’hui en compagnie de Xavier Antoviaque de, Etienne Amato doctorant en science de l’information et membre de l’OMNSH […]

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Weird in Japan – part 3

1 October, 2007 (21:35) | Life | By: Olivier

Some Japanese like dogs… …and some don’t.

Japanese arcades and game culture.

1 October, 2007 (09:47) | Games | By: Olivier

Just from looking around, it is fairly clear that Japan has a thriving gaming culture. I am not just talking about local specialties like Shogi or Pachinko but of a broader understanding and acceptance of gaming as a normal part of life. It is ingrained deeper than anywhere else I’ve been. Mario and other gaming […]