Moving Pixels

November 2014

Regional Authenticity and Video Games

It’s refreshing when video games feel like they resonate with real places that I’ve been.


July 2016

Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

Spirits of Xanadu wrings emotion and style out of its low fidelity graphics.


I Don’t Get ‘Pokémon Go’

I’ve never felt more out of touch.


It’s Not Easy Being Yellow

In which we consider the challenges of and the reasons for making the “wrong” color choice in Pokemon Go.


The Moving Pixels Podcast Battles the ‘Jotun’

This week we discuss Jotun's presentation of Norse mythology through scale and grandeur.


Culture Belongs to the Alien in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.


‘Pokemon Go’: Returning Mystery to Video Games

What I like best about Pokemon Go is the rumors and lies.


Gamers Believe in Getting Better

When we need to grind experience points, we seek out enemies at the edge of our current abilities. We seek optimal challenge.


Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Another Princess, Another Boss Battle

Sure, there's Shadows of the Colossus and Titan Souls, but is the boss fight still relevant to contemporary video games?


‘Mirror’s Edge - Catalyst’ Is a Disappointing Racing Game

I come to Mirror's Edge to run along a track, not to look for a track that I can run along. I want to race, not explore.


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Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

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"Spirits of Xanadu wrings emotion and style out of its low fidelity graphics.

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