Spike Chunsoft
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//Columns

The New Puritanism, or, Some Troubling Tendencies in Video Game Criticism
22 Apr 2014 // 8:29 PM

Is the role of the video game critic to protect us from that which we may find offensive?

//Reviews

'Danganronpa' Considers the Consequences of Paternalism and the Horrors of Boredom
4 May 2016 // 2:40 AM

Danganronpa is a sometimes brutal, sometimes bizarre coming of age story, but sometimes the most graphic forms of representation are the most useful in exposing truths about growing up.

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
25 Jun 2014 // 1:52 AM

Even calling the seven women of Conception II "heroines" is almost disingenuous, since it's clear from the start of the game who the hero is and who the "help" is.

//Blogs

'Zero Time Dilemma' Argues for the Necessity of Trauma
16 Nov 2016 // 2:00 AM

The structure of Zero Time Dilemma suggests that learning how to solve problems can only occur after having lived through suffering.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

"Rock Never Dies" Takes Shots at Celebrity Culture In a Surprisingly Effective Episode

// Channel Surfing

"Season 12's best episode yet isn't perfect, but well-done, with an excellent swan song performance by Rick Springfield.

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