Tuesday, October 18, 2005

"The Escapist, Issue 15: Gamers Get Game" Now Available

Games aren't just for geeks anymore - now the cool kids are playing too. This week's issue of The Escapist magazine finds connections between gaming and hip hop culture. Thomas Wilburn examines influences and partnerships with icons such as Snoop Dog to determine if the portrayal of gang life in games is accurate, and finding games, mostly made by white developers, lacking; Jonathan Hayter introduces The Matrix Online as a cutural berakthrough that brought together hip hop culture in a MMORPG; Pat Miller investigates crossovers usch as nerdcore rap and rap games; and Whitney Butts argues that hip hop has been the most successful at closing the gap between gaming and music, giving props to Wu-Tang clan for their 1999 game debut Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style. Read it online at http://www.escapistmagazine.com/issue/15

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