How I Work

How I Work After reading Michael Perry’s post on how he works at I decided to give this format a go and share how I work. Caveat: I mostly work experimentally. I change operating systems, app environments, and the media or modes I work in frequently. I work through exploring¬† new methods and being […]

A Joint Statement of Commitment and Action

This post is a week behind, but there has been an update in the ¬†conversation about the BCALA’s open letter to the ALA. The BCALA, along with AILA, APALA, CALA, REFORMA, and ALA* have issued a joint statement of Commitment and Action. Please take a moment to read the statement. Ultimately, the ALA membership’s commitment […]

Book Review: Alif the Unseen

I gave this four stars on Goodreads. I’m not sold on the idea of ranking novels and I know my rankings are completely consistent, but this is a book to read and to recommend. It doesn’t get five stars mostly because I need to give Wilson room to grow as an author. This book has […]

Liberry Humor

Justin from 8bitlibrary posted a question to Twitter this morning, wondering if he should register 8bitliberry and redirect traffic over to the new URL. This question led me to wonder how difficult it would be to write a browser plugin that would replace every instance of the word “library” with “liberry”. A very short Google […]

Dead Letter Office

You may notice some increased posting traffic here at informationgames for a while. I’ve been teaching certain aspects of WordPress and so have been reminded that my site architecture needs some work. This led me to look into my drafts folder and I discovered that the drafts folder is where hot new ideas go to […]

More information than games…

Focus shifts. My time spent gaming has been waning for a couple of months. I finally plugged my way to the end of STALKER: Clear Sky. I liked the game and love spending time in that universe, but I didn’t find a lot to write about, either about the game or about my experience playing […]

Brief maintenance note:

I just upgraded informationgames to the latest version of the WordPress software. It is silly easy to keep up on the WordPress maintainance, yet somehow the minimal effort of downloading and transferring the new files up to the server is a rewarding task. It falls into a similar category to changing my own oil, nothing […]

What is interesting about games?

I ask myself this question because after doing a lot of work (soon to be published!) on Portal I found myself in a bit of a lull when it comes to being reflective about my gaming experiences or doing games analysis. It might just be an understandable reaction to being done with an intensive project. […]

Fall is here, the new games will be soon

Which means that a new semester has started here on campus. It also means the release of AAA titles from the major game developers. I have zero time to game these days and the time I steal from more important obligations to play games has all been sucked up by LOTRO. That is fine by […]

LOEX of the West Presentation Materials Posted

Thanks to m3mo, I just noticed that many of the conference presentation materials have now been posted at: Mine aren’t up yet, but they are available here. I imagine that the HTML format of the Zoho Show slideware I used may toss a spanner in the works. Still, there is a lot of good […]