This weekend, the revolution will be televised. Or the revolution with be Internetted. You know, I really haven’t thought that hard about the revolution. Have some links instead.
- Colin Campbell of Polygon investigates why people write negative game reviews of games they’ve never played on sites like Amazon and Metacritic. #1 theory: people are assholes.
- Over at The Awl, Bijan Stephen has a fascinating interview with the very well-spoken pornographic actress Stoya that touches on sex, feminism, and whether it’s possible for famous people to feel like “people.” It’s well worth a read. (By the way, this link is safe for work.)
- This one has gone viral over the past week: Twisted Sifter has a collection of 40 interesting maps. My favourite is #7.
- Finally, increasingly polarizing game journalist Leigh Alexander has written a piece for Gamasutra comparing certain segments of the indie game scene to the riot grrrl movement in the ’90s punk scene. It’s a deeply flawed piece, to be sure, and it conflates capitalism and patriarchy for the sake of making a point that I’m not sure is all that valid. But I try to be open to alternative viewpoints, and I think that this is one you should consider.
Have fun reading, and as always, feel free to leave comments below.