Boing Boing Launches Gaming Blog
Posted on November 19, 2008Boing Boing has launched a new gaming blog called Offworld. Brandon Boyer makes the introduction in this post.
As Offworld lifts off over the coming weeks and months, I'll be bringing to it a focus on the overlooked, the underappreciated, the rise of the independents and, in general, the games that are bringing genuine excitement and innovation (in both gameplay and design) to the industry.The blog is part of the growing Boing Boing blog network which includes Boing Boing, Boing Boing Gadgets and Boing Boing TV. There's also an explanation of Offworld here from BB TV. If you enjoy computer and video games you should add Offworld's feed to your news reader as Boing Boing always offers up some unique and interesting content.
Offworld will also be home to a number of guest appearances by and regular features from people outside the games industry proper and those that have had only marginal influence but deserve more, because it's when those influences come in that the results have been some of the most magical and memorable, from illustrator Rodney Alan Greenblat and Masaya Matsuura's unforgettable Parappa the Rapper (the face that would launch the rhythm gaming genre proving so profitable today), to studio artist Toshio Iwai's musical Electroplankton, to Keita Takahashi's Katamari Damacy.
That's not to say that Offworld won't also be exploring and featuring gaming's blockbusters, powerhouses and the history of its respected decades-old institutions, but in general we hope to chase away a lot of the industry's cynicism and myopia that's set in and bring the joy of discovery and a fresh breath of playfulness and wonder back, because we're all in this to have fun, aren't we?