Tendencies and the future Category

Why games journalism and travel journalism is the same thing

I have been working as a games journalist and a travel journalist in 15 years, and to me, it’s the same thing in so many ways. I visit a new and unknown area, I explore the landscapes and I write back about my findings and experiences. If I’m excited about where I have been, readers […]

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“CounterStrike is a bit like chess”

The Danish CounterStrike team Astralis just won the world championships (or an equivalent). I spoke to Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz right after the final – on the phone directly from Atlanta. “CounterStrike is a bit like chess”, he said. Amongst other things. You can google translate the article here: Danish team has won the world championships in CounterStrike

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The art of dying in virtual reality

The most scary thing I have ever tried in virtual reality was a ski jump. Whauw, that felt so real. Virtual reality is an amazing tool for exploring your phobias, but the technology can also be used for many other things. The hyper focus of the VR headsets can be very useful for exploring meditation and altered […]

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Reaching the new audience (and why that’s important)

On  Nvemebr 17th 2016 I did a talk at the Player – Game-seminar at Cinemateket in Copenhagen. The talk was about my work as a gaming journalist, and I managed to squeeze in four (!!!) screenshots from Aztec Challenge (a favourite from he 80s) and three pictures of Nathan Drake (of course) – and several (true) claims that […]

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This VR game is a cosmic experience

This (below) is what the Land’s End area in San Francisco actually looks like (when you stand on halfway down the stairs, with a iPhone): Yes, I know, it looks like a magical adventure puzzle, like Myst. But Land’s End is also the name of a virtual reality game made by the magnificent studio UsTwo […]

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What happens to your brain, your body and your neighbourhood when you play Pokémon Go?

What’s going on with Pokémon Go? Why does everyone love it, kids and parents alike? What happpens to your brain while you’re playing? What’s the connection with CIA? Why is it happening now? Should you be worried or thrilled? I have written an article about the phenomenon in Jyllands-Posten – google translate here: Sensationally popular pocket […]

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Can we play grief?

These are (most of) the slides from my talk at SpilBar #29: Thank You For Playing at Cinemateket on Thursday March 30th – plus some notes and links to the games and articles I mentioned. I wrote a review of That Dragon, Cancer in Jyllands-Posten in February 2016. The game got a lot of attention from […]

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Reality is not enough

My article about virtual reality gadgets at GamesCom is in Jyllands-Posten Indblik today. In this photo, I am fighing an armoured knight with some evil medieval weapons, shortly before being eaten by a dragon. And this is where I meet the monster in the Virtualizer, wearing Oculus. You can read all about it in the […]

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Music geeks with wings

I attended this year’s Red Bull Music Academy in New York. An awesome week. This year’s Danish participiant was the young jazz musician August Rosenbaum. I wrote this article for the music magazine Gaffa on Red Bull Music Academy’s involvement with musicians worldwide – and how they have turned themselves into a seal of approval: […]

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The playful festival of the future

Not many years ago, the ideas spawning at a festival like Boom, which is held every second year under the scorching sun in Portugal, would be too hippie-esque for the mainstream audience. Not so much anymore, where everything is about sustainaiblity, ecology, leave-no-trace and maker culture. Big commercial festivals like Roskilde Festival look to Boom […]

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