Articles tagged video games

The Art of the Game and the Game of Art

John Sharp's Works of Game: On the Aesthetics Games and Art doesn't argue whether games are art or not, but instead looks at the intersection where games and art meet.

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Name That Tune: ‘Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack’

Thirty years after the release of his most famous work, there are likely still many who don’t know the name Koji Kondo -- yet they know they've heard his music, somewhere.

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10 Apr 2015 // 2:20 AM

Backwards Compatibility is the Only Way Forward

Every generation has attempted to preserve the most important pieces of its art. It should be just the same with computer games, but often it is not.

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‘Console Wars’ Is a Deeply Flawed Telling of a Great Story about Videogames

A book on the origins of Sega, a gaming industry giant of great historical importance, could have been great.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Exploring the Rituals and Riddles of ‘Year Walk’

While Device 6 is a game about exploring textuality. Simogo's other game of exploration, Year Walk, explores the ritual and folklore of an equally unusual but seemingly more mundane landscape.

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E3 2013: Exhilarating Electronic Entertainment Expo

While usually being a bustling and entertaining experience, E3 hasn’t really felt a much needed air of excitement for a while, but things have finally changed.

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E3 2013 Press Conferences: This is Just the Beginning

The first day of E3 was reserved for an all-day marathon of press conferences, with Microsoft, Sony, EA and Ubisoft all showing off their latest wares in a glitzy spectacle.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores Minimalism in Video Games

This week, it's minimalism. It's video games. What more can we say?

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Enter the Posthuman: ‘Alien Phenomenology’

In a world overrun by objects, everything's a 'thing' from another world.

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Self Indulgence or Self Realization?: Sony’s “Michael” Ad

What Sony's ad might recognize about games is my own self indulgence, as constantly trying on the roles of heroes is a pretty narcissistic pastime.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Is Being Difficult

The Moving Pixels Podcast considers how difficulty contributes to the pleasure and pain of gaming.

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On Costumes, Video Games, and the Art of Pretending

A little nostalgia goes a long way. Sometimes, you get so lost in looking at a thing that you forget that it's not real. Or at least, you want to forget that it's not real.

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The Problem of Genre in Video Games

Despite the wide variety of forms that games come in, the number of genres and the distinctions between them are confusingly small.

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Enrollment Begins: Undressing Promises about Video Games with McLuhan

Anyone who would make the claim that video games are the new literature has all of his work in media studies ahead of him.

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14 Oct 2009 // 9:59 PM

The Guild: Seasons 1 & 2

Only a keen understanding of the gaming culture could generate such a dedicated, enthusiastic audience.

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17 Jun 2009 // 3:53 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — The video-game industry has seen its sales slump for the past three months, but analysts widely expect a strong slate of holiday releases

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3 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

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.

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22 Jul 2008 // 6:49 AM

LOS ANGELES - I came in search of my inner geek. But was it too late? Gone were the booth babes, flame-eaters and pyrotechnics. The $40

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At a time when video-game companies are raking in record sales, it’s odd to think that the industry’s main trade association is collapsing.

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16 Apr 2008 // 3:24 AM

‘Sims’ chief marks a virtual victory

“Of course, there are schnoodles,” Nancy Smith exclaimed. “I said, `We’re not shipping `Sims Pets’ without schnoodles!’” And that’s how schnoodles, a cross

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