July 23, 2006

Serious Games in the NYTimes Arts Section

by Andrew Stern · , 11:59 pm

I get most of my news either online, by radio or PBS TV, but I do indulge in physical delivery of a few magazines and the Sunday New York Times. It seems every third week or so over the past few months, the Sunday NYT Arts & Leisure section has headlined with an article on videogames, a notable new trend of coverage for the paper. Today I opened the paper to find a big spread on serious games by Clive Thompson (whose journalism I blogged recently), leading with a screenshot of Peacemaker developed by CMU grad students, followed on inner pages with several large screenshots of Gonzalo’s Madrid, Sept 12, three (!) screenshots of Ian’s Take Back Illinois, and ICNC’s A Force More Powerful. Plus lots of quotes by all. Very cool! Congrats to all for the great coverage.

Here’s the online version of the article, which is laid out differently than the print verson, leading with a screenshot of Madrid.