Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace

Writing everything

Writing about technology, games, entertainment, and media (among many other things) for everyone from The New York Times Magazine to Wired, the Financial Times, Salon, and many more. Author of a book on online games and virtual worlds. Other stuff.

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The New York Times

Basic Training - The New York Times Book Review, Essay Page

A celebration of H.G. Wells's Little Wars, the first commercial rules for miniature wargaming, published a century ago.

The New York Times

Who Needs a Diploma? - New York Times

A couple of years ago, just before Dan Hammans dropped out of high school, his guidance counselor told him that he would never earn more than $15,000 a year, that he would never hold a job for more than six months at a time and that, to put it plainly, he would never amount to anything. ”He pretty much told me I was a loser,” Dan says. He is sitting in his 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse, which is fire-engine red, cost $23,000 and boasts 210 horsepower off the factory floor — though with Dan’s modifications, that’s up to 260. Dan is on his way home from a job at which he earns roughly $1,600 every two weeks, or about $25,000 more each year than a certain Mr. Sternberg of Gilbert High School in Iowa would have thought possible.

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The New York Times

The New York Times > Arts > Directions

Most reviews of computer games cover only the bells and whistles: how quick was the action, how cool the villains, how original the stor...

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The New York Times

A Virtual Holiday in the Virtual Sun

Published: October 28, 2005
IMAGINE relaxing in a tiny private cove, on a lava beach near the mists of...