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Monday, October 24 2011

Other Princesses, Other Castles: The Problem with Playing Romantically in Video Games

The insensibly repetitious nature of romance present in both video game plots and in their mechanics leads to all too familiar storytelling.


Wednesday, March 3 2010

Sorry, Dante, but your princess is in another castle

Is blonde and voluptuous a sufficient motive for harrowing hell?


Wednesday, December 9 2009

Locomotion, Parkour, and the Illusion of Competence in Video Games

The illusion of speed is magnified by the perspective offered to the player.


Wednesday, October 14 2009

When the going gets tough ... let the game play itself


Sunday, August 3 2008

DHARMA’s Bent Reality: The Video Game Sensibility of Lost

Perhaps the most complete and fascinating assimilation of video game-type content into a different medium at a deep and thorough level occurs within the narrative world of the popular television show Lost.


Sunday, April 8 2007

Super Paper Mario

It is Super Paper Mario's quick wit, above all, that makes it such a joy to play.


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