Moving Pixels

May 2016

The Soothing Terror of ‘Dark Souls’

Dark Souls teaches us to be relaxed in the face of horror.

Why Gamers Will Save the World

For strengthening our minds, games have at least three powerful advantages over TV or similar media.

Silver Dollar Games: Playfully Punk

Silver Dollar Games and punks in general are the big brother that keeps poking you in the ribs because -- not despite -- the fact that you keep telling him to “quit it”.

Moving Pixels Podcast: Haunted Islands and the End of High School Are Both the Subject of ‘Oxenfree’

From high school drama to ghostly hauntings, this week we peel back the layers of Oxenfree.

There Is No Coming of Age in ‘Oxenfree’

Oxenfree argues that age doesn’t necessarily bring wisdom and that growing older doesn’t necessarily make us more mature.

‘Hardcore Henry’ Is Less Like a First Person Shooter Than It Is an On-Rails Shooter

Hardcore Henry's forward moving ferocity doesn't allow its viewer or Henry time to think on why its action and violence might or might not be justifiable.

Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Our Top 5 Arcade Games of All-Time

This week we consider the place of the arcade machine in the history of gaming culture.

Seeing through the Perspective of ‘_Prism’

The best puzzle games teach us that there's always more to learn, and _Prism succeeds in this regard through its final lesson. There’s more than one way to interpret a pattern.

Getting Social with ‘Dark Souls III’

If I invade and murder you, it’s for your own good. I swear.

Difficulty As Tone in ‘Hyper Light Drifter’

Hyper Light Drifter creates a certain tone -- melancholy resignation mixed with a feeling of just barely scraping by -- that wouldn’t be possible in an easier game.

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Searching for Wholesome Online Fun: LDS Gamers

// Moving Pixels

"While being skeptical about the Church ever officially endorsing video games, LDS gamers remains hopeful about the future, knowing that Mormon society is slowly growing to appreciate gaming.

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