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 // 30 Articles
Reviews // 127 Articles
Blogs // 312 Articles

Lovecraft Was Wrong: Knowledge Is Power in 'Bloodborne' | 26 Jul 2015 // 10:00 PM

Bloodborne is not about the horror of knowledge, but the horror of unfettered knowledge.

As 'The Longest Journey' Makes Clear, a Good Story Is Not Timeless | 2 Jun 2015 // 10:30 PM

The Longest Journey isn’t just dated because it has obtuse puzzles and blocky graphics. It’s dated because it tells a serious story that it doesn't know how to take seriously.


Everybody's Gone to the Rapture | 21 Sep 2015 // 3:00 AM

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a good story told by a terrible storyteller.

'Godzilla' Holds Its Fun Hostage | 27 Jul 2015 // 5:00 AM

Godzilla is a love letter to the giant lizard in all his incarnations, and it's a cynical abuse of that love.


Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo' | 2 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

Good Hair Is Wasted on Humans | 25 Sep 2015 // 3:30 AM

High tech hair in video games always looks unrealistic, well, except on monsters.

//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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