G. Christopher Williams
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PopMatters Multimedia Editor

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 also serving as Multimedia Editor at PopMatters and 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 drop him a line with that old fashioned thing called e-mail at [email protected] or tweet at his newly opened Twitter account, @GChrisWilliams.

Features // 7 Articles
Columns // 33 Articles
Reviews // 171 Articles
Blogs // 502 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

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?

'Hardcore Henry' Tells Gamers Sorry, There Is No Princess | 14 Apr 2016 // 10:00 PM

Hardcore Henry questions gamers' instinctual need to fulfill a particular role within the context of a presumed masculine identity.

//Reviews

'Inside' Embodies the Horrors of Collectivism | 7 Jul 2016 // 2:41 AM

Like Limbo, Inside never tells you what you should do. Instead, by killing you, it only suggests, “Don't do that”.

'Danganronpa' Considers the Consequences of Paternalism and the Horrors of Boredom | 4 May 2016 // 3:40 AM

Danganronpa is a sometimes brutal, sometimes bizarre coming of age story, but sometimes the most graphic forms of representation are the most useful in exposing truths about growing up.

//Blogs

'Pokemon Go': Returning Mystery to Video Games | 20 Jul 2016 // 3:35 AM

What I like best about Pokemon Go is the rumors and lies.

Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Another Princess, Another Boss Battle | 18 Jul 2016 // 3:00 AM

Sure, there's Shadows of the Colossus and Titan Souls, but is the boss fight still relevant to contemporary video games?

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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