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 // 32 Articles
Reviews // 129 Articles
Blogs // 319 Articles

'Dying Light', 'Evolve' and 'Battlefield' Deserve a Replay | 19 Nov 2015 // 8:30 PM

These three 2015 early releases are maligned and misunderstood -- and worthy of reconsideration.

Meaning is Fleeting in 'The Moon Sliver' | 6 Oct 2015 // 8:30 PM

The Moon Sliver is a jigsaw puzzle constructed from jigsaw puzzles.


'Bedlam': A Tour of 90s Era Gaming | 3 Nov 2015 // 12:00 AM

Bedlam starts with such potential, but squanders all of it by the end.

You'll Move Through 'Skyshine's Bedlam' Like a Board Game | 9 Oct 2015 // 2:00 AM

Skyshine's Bedlam is an inviting roguelike that proves the journey is more important than the destination.


'Halo' Has Always Been Bad at Serialized Stories | 20 Nov 2015 // 2:24 AM

The games may be fun to play, but there's no denying that the series has always been awful at serialized storytelling.

'Party Hard' is a Great Dark Comedy, Until it Gets Serious | 13 Nov 2015 // 1:08 AM

Party Hard is a dark comedy that doesn’t know how to balance its darkness with its comedy, so its darkness ends up engulfing its comedy.

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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