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 // 33 Articles
Reviews // 130 Articles
Blogs // 327 Articles

Should Hideo Kojima Just Go Make a Movie, Already? | 27 Jan 2016 // 8:30 PM

In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima uses the language of cinema in ways that are only possible in a virtual game.

'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.


'Just Cause 3': Fighting to Have Fun | 11 Jan 2016 // 1:45 AM

A people's liberation has rarely come to feel like such a hassle.

'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.


'Star Wars: Battlefront' Dares to Simplify the Shooter | 5 Feb 2016 // 2:00 AM

Sometimes "shallow" and "uncomplicated" is exactly what I'm looking for in a game.

'Tharsis' Is Casually Brutal | 29 Jan 2016 // 2:05 AM

Tharsis is a uniquely short roguelike, turning the experience into something that a time-conscious gamer like myself can enjoy.

//Mixed media

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

// Channel Surfing

"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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