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 // 177 Articles
Blogs // 541 Articles
//Features

'Playboy' and the End of Nudity | 26 Oct 2015 // 8:00 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 // 1:59 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 // 8:30 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 // 8:30 PM

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

//Reviews

'Beautiful Minecraft' Sees 'Minecraft' As a Sculptural Tool, Not Just a Game | 11 Jan 2017 // 2:00 AM

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

The Moral Morass of Playing 'Beholder' | 30 Nov 2016 // 2:00 AM

Beholder shows the disasters that can come from, perhaps, being too compassionate within the context of a totalitarian state.

//Blogs

The Moving Pixels Podcast Investigates 'Gravity Bone' and 'Thirty Flights of Loving' | 9 Jan 2017 // 2:00 AM

This week the podcast looks at the avant-garde games of indie developer Blendo Games.

'Kingdom Death: Monster' and the Allure of Knowing that "You Really Shouldn't..." | 14 Dec 2016 // 3:21 AM

In an age when I can I have nearly anything shipped to me in three to five days by Amazon, Kingdom Death: Monster's exclusivity is its chief lure.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

// Short Ends and Leader

"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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