Moving Pixels

June 2011

The Hair Makes the Woman in ‘Alice: Madness Returns’

Alice's hair says a lot about her character.


Mastering the Tragedy of the Commons

Commons is a crowd-sourced city improvement game that asks players to investigate, report, and rank problems facing particular areas of a city.


Watching As Gameplay: ‘L.A. Noire’ Merely a Visual Novel?

Watching becomes a rather central and active occupation in most games and very often requires more time than “doing something”.


Finding ‘Eden’: Can Games be Spiritual Experiences?

Child of Eden's gameplay is very much in the nature of religious ritual, as much as a passion play or holy communion.


Control Yourself: Agency and Narrative in Open World Games

One world's too open, and one world is not open enough. Is there a middle ground, and if there is, should we even use it?


Moving Pixels Podcast: Reflections on E3 2011

From the WiiU and Vita to the new Lara Croft, the Moving Pixels podcast looks at E3 2011.


Open Arenas Are No Open World in ‘Red Faction: Armageddon’

Red Faction: Armageddon mimics this combat structure of an open world game in an attempt to make up for its lack of a real open world, but in doing so, it misses the real reason why open world combat can be so fun.


Kratos and the Camera

While it may not allow players to craft their own stories, God of War III's presentation allows players to experience and perform the game's message.


Rage Quit Ch. 12 - Thank You, Mario! But Our Princess Is in Another Castle!

Lea survived the attempt on her life. Now it's time to take the fight to the humans who made her in this latest chapter of Rage Quit.


The Comforts of Home: Defending Applebee’s in ‘Modern Warfare 2’

The sign of a true patriot? Defending your right to a $10.95 steak dinner.


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TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

// Notes from the Road

"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

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