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 // 41 Articles
Reviews // 139 Articles
Blogs // 399 Articles

'Assassin’s Creed - Syndicate': Power Abhors a Vacuum | 19 Jul 2017 // 10:00 PM

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate's politics are painted with broad strokes, but in these times of absurd politics, those broad strokes become pointed commentary.

We Write Our Own Ends: Emergent Endings in Gaming | 17 May 2017 // 5:30 AM

There’s no such thing as a premature ending for a video game. There’s only your ending.


'Event[0]' Is a Fresh Take on the AI Story | 15 Dec 2016 // 4:10 AM

Event[0] uses the fundamental awkwardness of talking with an AI to dramatic effect.

'Ballistick': Looking for the Most Efficient Kill | 23 Nov 2016 // 3:00 AM

The stick figure killer never looks badass, but you'll feel like a badass playing him, and that’s a much more impressive accomplishment.


The Moving Pixels Podcast Discovers 'What Remains of Edith Finch' | 16 Oct 2017 // 3:50 AM

This week, Nick and Eric dive deep into the cursed family history of the Finch family.

The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 5' | 2 Oct 2017 // 3:28 AM

This week Nick and Eric complete their trip to the borderlands of Pandora.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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