Backlog is a weekly column where I list things that caught my attention. It is still a work in progress.
Things I am stocked about this week:
- I am playing the point and click cyberpunk adventure game 2064: Read Only Memories on the PlayStation Vita (also available on PlayStation 4 and Mac/PC, soon on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch). I just finished the Prologue. All I can say is that I really dig the music and Turing’s acting, both his voice by Melissa Hutchison (she does Clementine in Telltale’s The Walking Dead) and his emoji-like facial expressions;
- I am reading Ian Bogost’s book How to do things with videogames. It is a series of essays on what games can be used for and how we can think them. So far, I have read the essays on art, empathy, reverence, music, transit, pranks and branding. I will surely recommend and write something about this read once I finish it;
- Someone recommended me Unwinnable magazine. I am hooked. Subscription is cheap, but you can only get it in PDF; sadly, they do not print. But I still recommend subscribing: they pay their writers, and it shows.
Things I have done this week:
- I gave a facelift to my professional website. Right before a new year and my birthday, I thought that so much as changed in my life that a new website was needed. I am now working for the smallest, but arguably the best, newspaper in Montreal: Le Devoir. In 2018, I want to focus less on what I did and more on what I can do. I hope this new website shows that intention;
- I am also blogging again! This is No Game Reviews, or ngr., a place where I will experiment in public with video game critique and I will be publishing personal thoughts on the gaming industry. I wrote a book review once, and I never get around to finishing games, so I do not know where this will go. If you have anything to say about my work here, please feel free to comment down below and reach out to me. I am still learning.
That is it for today!