Moving Pixels

April 2011

‘The Conduit’: A Gateway Game

The Conduit is a flawed game, but all of its flaws only highlight its successes. It's this accidental limited focus makes it a great “first Wii shooter”.


Puzzling Messages in ‘Picross 3D’

Picross 3D might not have a "story" in the traditional sense, but it still has a lot to say.


Rage Quit Chapter 5 - “They Meet”

Author Rick Dakan's serialized novel continues! Read it here or download the free pdf.


Let’s Play: Interactivity by Proxy in a Web 2.0 Culture (Part 2)

Today we look to Let's Plays themselves to start drawing connections between performance and viewership behaviors as well as fan practices.


Moving Pixels Podcast: Stepping Back into ‘Portal’

Given the imminent release of its sequel, the Moving Pixels podcast crew felt that it was time to take a step back into 2007's Portal.


‘Broken Sword’ and the Ever-Evolving Adventure Game

In moving from 2D to 3D, from an intuitive and streamlined interface to a confusing and cumbersome interface, the Broken Sword series encapsulates the problems facing adventure games today.


Mastering Systems of Emotion

While we all have our own experiences to draw from, we relate to many symbols similarly. Our semiotic understanding of a situation is, in some ways, predetermined by those symbols already present in our collective conscience.


Rage Quit: Chapter 4—“IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS.”

Chapter 4 of Rick Dakan's serialized novel Rage Quit, exclusively at Popmatters.com


Let’s Play: Interactivity by Proxy in a Web 2.0 Culture (Part 1)

Let's Plays are just a small component of the overarching practice of collective gaming consciousness, to which I would add social media sites, review aggregators, game stores and other physical and digital spaces that affirm, check, and remix gaming knowledge along with other fan practices.


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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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