Sunday is for taking the trash out of the vacuum cleaner and getting deep satisfaction out of it. Before you hit the drums, read this week’s best gaming (and gaming-related) articles.
In The New York Times, Ben Dooley and Hisako Ueno write about a video game school that helps dropouts get back into class. Japan’s first esports school realizes it has found a way to give purpose to school absentees. Insight into the often hostile Japanese school environment and how with the right approach there is a place for education for all.
It was a typical reaction. Traditional Japanese education emphasizes cultivating the guts known as Gaman. Educational methods often focus on teaching children the value of patience, imposing harsh punishments, and avoiding what appears to be spoiling. I watched and feared what would happen if I tried to force him back to class. She was beginning to lose her hopes when Torahito saw a TV ad for her sports school. She wasn’t sure if it was a good idea, but “the most important part was that he wanted to attend,” she said.
Andy Brown posted on NME about a Haunted DOOM map inspired by House Of Leaves. A quick post about a map whose layout changes seamlessly as you explore and visit previous areas. That’s wonderful.
The mod is quickly gaining momentum among Doom fans, with many praising the mod’s surreal twist. Regarding the creation of the map, Mr. Veddge said the map was designed as a tribute to his late friend, but files containing disturbing journals and scrapbooks attached to the mod suggest that this is the mod’s mystery. suggests that it is part of
On Unwinnable, Brian Lee-Mounger Hendershot writes about making lifelong friends in dead and dying games. Let’s take a look at Dirty Bomb. The game has long since lost development support, but there are still servers available for rent. Yes, they may only host a few people, but the number of players isn’t everything.
“of [the] 20, 30 people at best [were] Either one of us is looking at you,” Krujak said. “And what you cared about was 20, 30 people… I don’t want 1000 people to look. I just want these 20 or 30, [to] chat with them. And you really created a community within a community. It was really, really good. It was so perfect. ”
People Make Games has released a new video! Quinns has been unleashed into the world of esports in Microsoft Excel. My favorite part is when Quinns and Chris team up to work on Excel tasks and compare their scores to the world champions. They really run the emotional range.
This week’s music is Stacking Chairs by Middle Kids. Here is the Spotify link and the YouTube link. nice this
Bonus music is Sakanaction Nylon Thread. I wish I had some translation help with this, did my phone mention anything about rice and nylon? Anyway, it’s another great track. Here is the Spotify link and the YouTube link.
We haven’t talked about books in a while, have we? I don’t speed read, so it doesn’t help. But two of his favorites so far this year are Otessa Moshfeg’s Lapona and Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five.
We’ve often heard that Lapvona’s frighteningness is built for pure, shocking value. I couldn’t agree more. I read somewhere that it was written by people smarter than us, and I think it’s true. Moshfegh gets to the heart of the matter, but there’s a lot more to unravel.
Slaughterhouse Five is a time travel anti-war theme. Funny, sad, jarring. It’s easy to see why it’s considered a classic. Read it!
Finally, I’m on vacation so I won’t be attending for the next few weeks, but I’ll find a replacement so Paps will continue in my place. Take care of yourself and see you soon!