Links for 21st June 2010

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Saving "virtual worlds" from extinction

    "In the United States, we have two thirds of American households as active gamers. This is what people are doing with a significant amount of their time, and if people in the future are going to understand what this society is like, they need to understand gaming. And how people gamed.<br />
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    You also can't understand some other parts of our cultural world unless you preserve some of the game world. There's a lot of sort of interpenetration of media. On the importance of preserving a game like Doom—well, if you're preserving something like The Simpsons, you're not going to be able to understand the Doom references that they made visually in a few Simpson episodes unless you've got a copy of Doom sitting around."

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