Moving Pixels

November 2015

Why the Apple App Store Needs an “Art” Category

As a pivotal arbiter of culture, Apple should recognize the importance of art by recalibrating "how arts-centered apps are perceived, defined, and discovered in the App Store".

‘Party Hard’ is a Great Dark Comedy, Until it Gets Serious

Party Hard is a dark comedy that doesn’t know how to balance its darkness with its comedy, so its darkness ends up engulfing its comedy.

How Often Should Competitive Video Games Be Patched?

Professional video game players should be primarily concerned about playing each other, not the game.

Moving Pixels Podcast: Life Gets Stranger

This week we near the conclusion of our discussion of the episodic coming of age story, Life Is Strange.

Puzzles and Horror Make a Curious Pair

Difficult puzzles aren't scary, and monsters that kill you while you're puzzling are just annoying.

Video Games in the Era of “Engagement”

Candy Crush is a sugar-coated vision of games as a service.

October 2015

Indie Horror Month 2015: ‘Lost Constellation’

Lost Constellation is a potent reminder that horror doesn’t always have to be violent or disgusting or extreme. Horror's darkness can serve other means.

The Brilliant Failure of Miranda July’s Social Media App, ‘Somebody’

On its web site, the social media app, Somebody, is described as the "antithesis of the utilitarian efficiency that tech promises".

Getting Trapped in ‘Metal Gear Solid V’s War Economy

MGS V isn’t the first game to comment on the military-industrial complex, but it is probably the sneakiest. It allows you to understand it by allowing you to play your own part in it.

Returning to Isaac’s Body: The Metastasis of the Monstrous

In The Binding of Isaac, the monstrous body may be ugly and awful, but it is unique, free from established rules and stricture, free to continue to grow into something other than what others desire it to be.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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