Aaron Poppleton

Aaron Poppleton is currently calling himself a freelance writer because it sounds better than what his paying job is. He holds an MA from Aberystwyth University in Postmodern Fictions and will one day hold a PhD once he figures out how to pay for it. He is stalkable via Twitter @forddent, if you really want to see him talk about sandwiches and swear a lot.

Reviews // 20 Articles
Blogs // 17 Articles

A Virus Named TOM | 11 Sep 2012 // 9:55 PM

Hang on. Let me just play one more level, and I'll be right with you...

Hard Reset | 21 Aug 2012 // 10:00 PM

I have no knees and I must crouch.


Giving Death Weight: Hardcore Mode in 'Diablo II' | 19 Sep 2011 // 10:00 PM

The threat of permanent demise adds a certain zest to the proceedings, which gives the game legs that it would not have otherwise.

Even Winning Feels Bad: Agency in 'The Stanley Parable' | 15 Aug 2011 // 10:00 PM

The Stanley Parable demonstrates that the Author isn't dead at all.

//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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