Articles tagged valve

Does Silence Speak in the Loudest Voice?: Misconceptions about Silent Protagonists in Video Games

Granted, Link does “hiyah,” “eyah,” and “ahh” his way through all of his post-64-bit adventures, but no amount of elfish interjections can change his status as a silent protagonist. Is a failure to communicate much, a failure to communicate?

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Portal 2: Cooperative Testing Initiative

A separate review for Portal 2's co-op? Of course! We here at PopMatters are no slouches, you know.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Stepping Forward into ‘Portal 2’

Time to reconsider our roles as lab rats.

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“Her Name Is Caroline”: Identifying the Misbehaving Woman in ‘Portal 2’

By fulfilling the expected obligations of a 1950s “wife", Caroline sounds as if she might as well be married to Johnson, and after all, given Johnson's alignment with American exceptionalism and what it can achieve through technology, he is the “science” that she has married herself to.

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‘Portal 2’ and the Politics of Stupidity

Which is the dictator worthy of fear, the fool or the genius?

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An Intimate Moment With the Computer

I cared about GlaDOS only because she was the one directing me. Oh, and then I really cared about her because she wanted to kill me.

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16 Mar 2008 // 11:00 PM


The real joy of Audiosurf is picking a song, any song, and seeing it literally appear before you as you travel and listen along.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Half-Life 2

Despite its pretty sheen, there have been compromises with this build.

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//Mixed media

Considering Twitter: An Interview with App Artist Nora Reed

// Moving Pixels

"Twitter is a place where bots prevail. And where they don't rule, people, acting like bots, rule. This uneasy person-bot rapprochement offers a fertile space for artistic exploration.

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