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Monday, December 15 2014

Rancid: Honor Is All We Know

...Honor is All We Know is a solid but ultimately inessential addition to the Rancid catalogue that finds Rancid back where they belong, crafting straightforward punk anthems without pretense.


Monday, April 30 2012

'Bit.Trip Runner' and the Poetic Novelty of Casual Games

Bit.Trip Runner and other downloadable games are creating aesthetically novel experiences that defy the stereotype of the unoriginal casual game.

Monday, April 16 2012

The Anxious Productivity of 'Temple Run'

Casual games are supposed to be fun, but do they actually produce more anxiety than pleasure?

Monday, April 2 2012

The Problems and Potential of 'Closure'

"Is this a sequel to Braid? Or that other game with the kid in the dark?"

Monday, March 19 2012

Why 'Journey' Matters Is the Same Reason Why Video Games Matter

Journey is a significant milestone for video games, and I suspect that I’m not alone in celebrating it as a success and maybe even as a paradigm for video game artistry.

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