Articles tagged pandemic

Metaphor in a Time of Ebola

The more closely I followed the Ebola coverage, the more the simulacra of contagion in fiction, film, and games seemed inextricably woven into the mainstream media.

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Lord of the Rings: Conquest

Lord of the Rings: Conquest feels in so many ways like a poorly-thought out genre exercise in service of a fantastic license.

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Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

Things like plot, moral compasses, characters and dialogue are all secondary concerns in Mercenaries 2.

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Destroy All Humans!

These short dialogues are mainly intended to be parodic and humorous jokes at the expense of the straight-laced and ultraconservative Americans of the past.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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