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”.
Picross 3D might not have a "story" in the traditional sense, but it still has a lot to say.
Author Rick Dakan's serialized novel continues! Read it here or download the free pdf.
Today we look to Let's Plays themselves to start drawing connections between performance and viewership behaviors as well as fan practices.
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.
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.
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.
Chapter 4 of Rick Dakan's serialized novel Rage Quit, exclusively at Popmatters.com
Like a "women in prison" movie, in reverse.
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.