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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.


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.


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”.


Wednesday, May 26 2010

You Say Apocalypse, I Say Retro Chic

Much like telling an erotic story within a Victorian backdrop seems ever so sexy, human depravity juxtaposed against a seemingly golden age of good, moral values is darkly comic and that much more disturbing.


Friday, May 21 2010

The Worst Kind of Consequence: Losing Control in ‘BioShock 2’

Choice is meaningless unless we’re weak enough to be affected by it.


Wednesday, February 10 2010

Of Philosophy in ‘Bioshock 2’: Some Words from the Devs

“I wouldn't say that games are the ideal way to experience literature. I think literature has done that quite well. That being said, games offer the opportunity to ask interesting questions and allow the player to answer them in a way that transcends previous mediums.” -- Jordan Thomas, Creative Director, Bioshock 2


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