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Tuesday, June 25 2013

Natural Heroes: Inevitable Environmentalism in Games

There are a number of problems with making a power fantasy in which mechanically the player is incapable of causing harm, among those problems are the fact that the earth and nature are not always positively affected by human interaction.


Wednesday, August 17 2011

Sorry, But Our Princess Wants to Be in Another Castle

I’ve saved more than my fair share of “princesses in another castle” since 1985, but I didn't really see Chloe coming.


Sunday, June 8 2008

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Seeing Sonic and Mario alongside each other in the same game is still a synapse fryer along the lines of seeing Mickey Mouse guest star as a cadaver on CSI. Something about it just...ain't...right.


Sunday, November 25 2007

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy might be the first time old-school gamers have to accept that, y'know, maybe gamers these days do have it better than they did.


Sunday, April 22 2007

Freedom Writers (2007)

A sweet, well-intended film about the power of teachers and how the right motivation can inspire just about any student.


Friday, January 5 2007

Freedom Writers (2007)

Corny and contrived, Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. That alone makes it strange and even a little wonderful.


Thursday, January 4 2007

Hilary Swank’s ‘Freedom Writers’ earns an ‘A’ for real


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