Nick Dinicola

Nick Dinicola made it through college with a degree in English, and now applies all his critical thinking skills to video games instead of literature. He reviews games and writes a weekly post for the Moving Pixels blog at PopMatters, and can be heard on the weekly Moving Pixels podcast. More of his reviews, previews, and general thoughts on gaming can be found at

Columns // 28 Articles
Reviews // 123 Articles
Blogs // 295 Articles

The Deconstruction and Destruction of a Hero | 31 Mar 2015 // 8:30 PM

Shadow of the Colossus begins as a game about a hero rescuing a princess, but by the end, there are no heroes and there are no princesses.

The Assassins' Aristocracy | 17 Feb 2015 // 8:30 PM

Assassin's Creed: Unity highlights the difficulty of influencing social change from the shadows.


Don't Shoot Yourself! | 18 May 2015 // 2:00 AM

A game with this many bullets shouldn’t be this boring.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 | 28 Apr 2015 // 1:00 AM

The Revelations spin-off series is officially the crazy younger sibling of the Resident Evil franchise.


Be Prepared to be Unprepared | 22 May 2015 // 2:00 AM

Bloodborne wants to catch us off guard, even as it teaches us to always be on guard.

She Who Controls the Flashlight, Controls the Horror | 15 May 2015 // 2:00 AM

In Resident Evil: Revelations 2, the flashlight is a source and symbol of control.

//Mixed media

Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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