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 // 558 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

The Moving Pixels Podcast Goes 'Full Throttle' | 12 Jun 2017 // 4:24 AM

The violence and bravado of biker culture meets the careful logic of the adventure game in the Lucas Arts classic Full Thottle.

The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 1' | 30 May 2017 // 6:02 AM

Tales from the Borderlands tests whether or not Telltale's conversation-driven adventure game can work as a comedy.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

// Moving Pixels

"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

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