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Thursday, June 21 2012

Staring Death in the Face: ‘1 Lunatic 1 Icepick’ and ‘Dark Souls’

This week Flash Points looks at the role the internet played in the creation and distribution of 1 Lunatic 1 Icepick, arguably the world's first snuff movie. We also anticipate the release of Dark Souls for the PC, a game that is literally designed to kill you.


Wednesday, October 26 2011

Dead Again: Notes on the Impermanence of the Virtual Body

In video games, dying becomes useful, functional, pedagogical. In some games, it is consequential. However, such pain ironically can magnify the pleasure of play.


Wednesday, October 12 2011

A Quiet Start Screen Speaks Volumes

So, I never touched Demon's Souls. And it wasn't because I was scared (okay, maybe I was a little bit scared).


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