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Thursday, August 8 2013

The Month In Pop Entertainment: August 2013

Here are your pop culture options for end-of-summer fun.


Monday, April 29 2013

The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores the Infinite… ‘Bioshock Infinite’

From whether we can stand a huge helping of Disney Princess behavior to considering what lurks behind that doorway to the infinite, the Moving Pixels podcast explores the infinite possibilities of Bioshock Infinite.


Friday, April 26 2013

The Failed Character Arc of Booker DeWitt in ‘Bioshock Infinite’

Booker gets the narrative short shrift compared to the city, and as a result, the game’s final moments suffer.


Wednesday, March 27 2013

Watching People Watching People Play

“Watching” Bioshock was as interactive an experience as playing the game. The experience became a communal act of play. People screamed, people laughed, people offered advice, people criticized play, people debated choices that needed to be made, and I remembered why I play.


Wednesday, September 28 2011

Paying to Own, Paying to Compete: Monetizing the Social Game

No one wants to buy the win. They want to own the world. Oh, and preferably a much better world than their neighbor's.


Thursday, February 10 2011

Race in Rapture: Black Characters in ‘BioShock 2’ and ‘Minerva’s Den’

In BioShock 2 and Minerva’s Den, Grace Holloway and Charles Porter’s racial identities link them to specific historical and cultural subjects without turning them into stereotypes or purely symbolic characters.


Thursday, January 13 2011

Owning ‘BioShock 2’

BioShock’s success in creating intense feelings of attachment and ownership nearly blinded us to BioShock 2’s remarkable achievements.


Friday, December 24 2010

Gaming and Politics in 2010

In 2010, a few big games seemed willing to take a risk and comment, directly and metaphorically, on current political events. Sadly, only one actually had something to say.


Wednesday, December 1 2010

Gun Control: The Video Game Obsession with the Sword and the Gun

The key observation to be made about the evolution of games into the violent extravaganzas of today is that, if you change the controller, you change everything.


Sunday, June 20 2010

Father’s Day Is Over, But Daddy Issues Remain in ‘Bioshock 2’ and ‘Red Dead Redemption’

Baby Boomer films such as Star Wars taught us about the corruptible and corrupting influence of an authoritarian father; now games like Bioshock 2 and Red Dead Redemption explore Generation X's “daddy issues”.


You Say Apocalypse, I Say Retro Chic (Moving Pixels) [26.May.10]
An arcade in every home (News) [30.Mar.10]
Skate 2 (Reviews) [10.Mar.09]
Flower (Reviews) [8.Mar.09]
Afro Samurai (Reviews) [5.Mar.09]
NOBY NOBY BOY and the New PS3 Paradigm (Moving Pixels) [26.Feb.09]
Resistance 2 (Reviews) [22.Feb.09]
Fallout 3 (Reviews) [12.Feb.09]
The Maw (Reviews) [10.Feb.09]
World in Conflict (Reviews) [5.Feb.09]
Tom Clancy’s EndWar (Reviews) [2.Feb.09]
A Vampyre Story (Reviews) [29.Jan.09]
Crayon Physics Deluxe (Reviews) [25.Jan.09]
Prince of Persia (Reviews) [22.Jan.09]
Midnight Club: Los Angeles (Reviews) [15.Jan.09]
This is a Cry for Help (Reviews) [11.Jan.09]
Why Gears 2’s Story Works (Moving Pixels) [9.Jan.09]
Call of Duty: World at War (Reviews) [8.Jan.09]
Dr. Seuss Lives on in World of Goo (Moving Pixels) [30.Dec.08]
Gears of War 2 (Reviews) [17.Dec.08]
Left 4 Dead (Reviews) [16.Dec.08]
Mirror’s Edge (Reviews) [14.Dec.08]
Quantum of Solace (Reviews) [11.Dec.08]
Pipe Mania (Reviews) [2.Dec.08]
Fable II (Reviews) [25.Nov.08]
PlayStation 3 160GB Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Pack (Consuming Consumables) [25.Nov.08]
Silent Hill: Homecoming (Reviews) [18.Nov.08]
ZA Critique: Call of Duty 4 (Moving Pixels) [17.Nov.08]
Pure (Reviews) [11.Nov.08]
Crash: Mind Over Mutant (Reviews) [9.Nov.08]
Dead Space (Reviews) [6.Nov.08]
Saints Row 2 (Reviews) [30.Oct.08]
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (Reviews) [28.Oct.08]
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (Reviews) [23.Oct.08]
NBA 2K9 (Reviews) [21.Oct.08]
The Console War (Moving Pixels) [21.Oct.08]
Lego Batman (Reviews) [16.Oct.08]
Too Human (Reviews) [14.Oct.08]
Iji (Reviews) [9.Oct.08]
The Political Machine 2008 (Moving Pixels) [8.Oct.08]
Infinite Undiscovery (Reviews) [7.Oct.08]
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