Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More Frasca in São Paulo

Gonzalo Fasca has confirmed a talk (in Spanish) about politcal games and simulation theory in São Paulo, as part of the FILE festival:

Where: Avenida Paulista no 1009, 21 andar
When: Thursday, 28th from 19h30 to 21h30
Admission: Free
Lecture in Spanish language
Título: Videojuegos Políticos y Teoría de la Simulación

If you are interested in videogame studies and happens to be in São Paulo, this should be mandatory for you.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Leap over Uncanny Valley?

Whenever the talk is about the development of more human, realistic plotlines for video games, there always might be an objection regarding how characters graphics and animation wouldn't keep up with the required level of realism. Well, as you can read (and watch) in this post by Jonathan Richards of the Times Online, we could be approaching the end of that excuse.

What kind of games should we expect from now (or from a couple of years) on?

Friday, August 15, 2008

Frasca in Brazil

Here´s something I would really like to be able to attend to: Gonzalo Frasca will be giving two lectures in São Carlos, SP, Brazil. From his website:

"I'm invited by the Federal University of Sao Carlos, and I'll be giving a lecture on Videogames and Communication at the CECH amphitheater at 20h on the 25th. The 26th, I'll give a one-day seminar on Contemporary Game Studies."

More information, in portuguese, here:


Update: Here´s the info in English (via Jonatas).

I hope they publish powerpoints, notes, or something later.
Copyright, Chico Queiroz