Spike Chunsoft
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Columns

The New Puritanism, or, Some Troubling Tendencies in Video Game Criticism
22 Apr 2014 // 9:29 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 // 3:40 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 // 2:52 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

'999' Evokes the Fun and Menace of a Compelling Conspiracy
6 Jun 2017 // 6:00 AM

It’s a bit easier to understand the flat-earthers and moon-hoaxers after experiencing the madness of 999.

'Zero Time Dilemma' Argues for the Necessity of Trauma
16 Nov 2016 // 3:00 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

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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