Moving Pixels

August 2011

The Problem of Genre in Video Games

Despite the wide variety of forms that games come in, the number of genres and the distinctions between them are confusingly small.


Moving Pixels Podcast: Exploring the Alien Frontier of ‘Bastion’

It's high noon at the Moving Pixels blog as the podcast crew set their sights on Supergiant Games's charming Western action RPG, Bastion.


Chasing Achievements in ‘From Dust’ Makes Me A Better God

In this god game you only become godly when you replay a level, and even then you're limited by the free will of your people.


Getting to Know Zelda

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks shows that a game can revolve around the abduction of a royal woman while still avoiding the most tired aspects of the well-worn "save the princess" trope.


Rage Quit Chapter 17 - Game Over

Game Over, but not quite the end . . . The penultimate chapter of Rage Quit, only at PopMatters.com.


The Taming of the Dude: ‘Catherine’ and the Sex Comedy

Much of the driving force of Catherine’s ethics seems to be traditionally moralistic, given its consideration of marriage as the only real means of “taming the dude.”


‘Drag Race’: Games, Competition and the Failure Gambit

What can reality television teach us about self-sabotage in gameplay?


Moving Pixels Podcast: Subjectivity and Interpretation in ‘Child of Eden’

Butting heads and battling Skype lag, the Moving Pixels crew turn their attention to Tetsuya Mizuguchi's newest synaesthetic rail shooter and the impassioned responses that it has generated.


‘Half-Minute Hero’ is Literally a Parody of Itself

Half Minute Hero falls into all the traps and tropes that it makes fun of; it is what it parodies.


Divine Responsibility in ‘From Dust’

By wrestling with contradictory desires to create a compelling large scale experience and a personal relationship between deity and worshiper, From Dust inadvertently discusses man's relationship to divinity.


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Searching for Wholesome Online Fun: LDS Gamers

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"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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