Piston Envy: The Sociology of Racing Games.
Architecture, Authorial Idioms and Early Observations
of the Interactive Drama Façade (not likely an easy read.)
If you are using IE on Win NT/2000/XP and are interested in seeing all HTTP headers, ieHTTPHeaders might be useful (unfortunately, there’s no Win98 version so I’m out of luck.)
Persistence of Vision… shoes ? Odd and geeky.
CBC has an interesting feature about video games: Play Again? The Changing Face of Video Games. It makes extensive use of Flash and audio (a lot of dialog), so be warned. There’s a number of gross over-simplifications, and the timeline has some odd entries — but the audio reports are somewhat interesting.