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 // 179 Articles
Blogs // 562 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

'Pinstripe' Makes for a Lovely Hell | 8 Jun 2017 // 5:30 AM

Thomas Brush's talent is in creating compelling worlds through images that are both whimsical and haunting in equal measure.

'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.

//Blogs

Of Pillow Forts and Play: Epic Games' 'Fortnite' | 16 Aug 2017 // 6:00 AM

Everybody loves building a fort.

Moving Pixels Podcast: Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3 - Catch a Ride | 31 Jul 2017 // 3:17 AM

This week we discuss more hijinks from Tales from the Borderlands.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Gremlins and the Housewife in 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

// Short Ends and Leader

"The house itself wants to pull the neurotic woman into its maw and absorb her whole as a literal housewife;

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