Jason Della Rocca of the IGDA has started a new gaming blog called Reality Panic. It is focussed on the games industry and the state of the medium. I particularly like the following bit from his most recent post:
“Anyway, what’s important moving forward is that designers […] explore the boundaries of what can be expressed in games. While there will always be room for violence in the designer’s palette, I’d say we’ve pretty much painted the whole house “red” and need to start applying (or creating!) some other colors…
In the end it is about leveraging the medium, understanding the tools, and pushing the boundary of what a game is.”
I agree wholeheartedly.