This is the repository for Hard Korr Gamer, my defunct St. Petersburg Times video game blog. The blog won first place for online commentary/blogs in the 2006 Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards, recognizing the best journalism in 11 Southeastern states; and placed third in the 2007 Green Eyeshade Awards. Whee! Any new posts about video games will go on the main Korr Values blog, but I wanted to put these old posts for posterity’s sake.
- Winning entry for Online Commentary/Blogs in the SPJ 2006 Green Eyeshade Awards:
- 3rd-Place entry for Best Blog in the SPJ 2007 Green Eyeshade Awards. (Note: The entry included two other posts, but I embarrassingly don’t remember which they were. They’re two of the notable posts below, but I can’t be sure which.)
Other notable posts:
- Social gaming: high scores or actual fun?
- The Jar Jar problem
- The Robert Thompson problem
- Why “early adopters should pay more” doesn’t work
- Hating on Madden
- The long tail and video games, Part I
- The long tail and video games, Part II
- Growing the gaming audience: Geometry Wars vs. Nintendogs and Brain Training
- Immersion means more than losing the health bar
- The “game” problem
- The used game problem
- More on hardcore vs. mainstream
- Who needs a souped-up Frogger?
- Sony wants to sell Blu-ray, we want to play video games: A primer
- My Robocop nightmares; or, Should we shield our kids from violent entertainment?
- The auteur problem, revisited
- Let me start the game already!!!!!
- Sony and Nintendo: A Talmudic parable
- The best-looking sports game ever made
- Virtual reality: Still a sham
- Virtual reality: A response
- Video games’ casual racism
- We’ve come a long way since Columbine
- Why racing games all seem the same
- What does “worthwhile” mean, anyway?
- How Zelda keeps video games inferior to movies and books
- Tiger Woods for Wii: What a waste
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