Kris Ligman
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PopMatters Associate Multimedia Editor

Kris Ligman is an independent media blogger and a current master's student of critical studies at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. Her blog, Dire Critic, offers a daily assortment of links to articles on video games, animation, film, science and technology. Her favorite color is orange.

Reviews // 23 Articles
Blogs // 56 Articles

'White Knight Chronicles II' Is a Waste in Almost Every Sense of the Word | 25 Oct 2011 // 4:00 PM

There is not a single original idea in White Knight Chronicles II, and of the stolen ones, few are anything to aspire to.

Dragon Age II: Legacy | 22 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM

For a story pitched as casting a shadow on the Hawke family line, the actual revelation doesn't really tarnish anyone's reputation.


'Rogues in Space': A Post-Mortem | 17 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Kris ran a tabletop campaign! Let's talk about it.

Space and System in Culver City: A Visit to IndieCade | 10 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Beset by sculptures of alien invaders and rampaging teenage zombies, IndieCade manages to be a place of community all but forgotten in mainstream electronic gaming.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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