G. Christopher Williams
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G. Christopher Williams is a Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He posts his weekly contribution to the Moving Pixels blog at PopMatters every Wednesday. Besides writing at his own blog, 8-bit confessional, he has also published essays in journals like Film Criticism, PostScript, and the Popular Culture Review. You can tweet him at @GChrisWilliams.

Features // 7 Articles
Columns // 34 Articles
Reviews // 178 Articles
Blogs // 555 Articles
//Features

'Playboy' and the End of Nudity | 26 Oct 2015 // 9:00 PM

Whatever one thinks of Playboy, the idea that more amateurishly produced Internet pornography has become the norm is troubling, particularly from an aesthetic perspective.

Bettie Page, Dead Since 1957 | 15 Dec 2008 // 2:59 PM

What might be remembered of the life of a woman who was long ago replaced by her own representation?

//Columns

The Dangers of Playing in Unfinished Houses: Considering Early Access Video Games | 16 Aug 2016 // 9:30 PM

Playing a game in its alpha or beta form is like living in an unfinished house; it's habitable, but some things seem off or don't work or might get better (or worse).

In Episodic Games, Space Should Matter More Than Time | 22 Jun 2016 // 9:30 PM

The most successful episodic games have mimicked television episodes. What could a purely game-like "episode" look like, though?

//Reviews

'Youtubers Life' Asks: Can You Have Much of a Life as a Content Creator? | 9 Feb 2017 // 3:00 AM

What The Sims as a dollhouse game has over Youtubers Life is a more robust Soap Opera generator. A little comedy, a little tragedy goes a long way in enjoying a simulated life.

'Beautiful Minecraft' Sees 'Minecraft' As a Sculptural Tool, Not Just a Game | 11 Jan 2017 // 3:00 AM

Beautiful Minecraft muses on the possibilities of using Minecraft itself as a medium for art.

//Blogs

The Moving Pixels Podcast Becomes the 'Beholder' | 24 Apr 2017 // 5:00 AM

It's easy to think that we would never be complicit with the dictates of an authoritarian regime, but Beholder reveals how complicated such choices can become.

Moving Pixels Podcast Finally Plays the Long Delayed 'Last Guardian' | 11 Apr 2017 // 4:27 AM

Did The Last Guardian live up to its expectations?

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

// Moving Pixels

"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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