Moving Pixels

August 2010

Lara Croft: The Arcade Game, Considering ‘Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light’

This Lara Croft outing is pure bubblegum pop as a game. But it's pretty tasty bubblegum.

Mastering the Basics in Butcher Bay

Escape From Butcher Bay is a simple story with simple mechanics, but it works with what it has elegantly.

Moving Pixels Podcast: Dressing the Part—Character Customization in Video Games

How initial character creation as well as ways of modifying characters, like buying clothing in a game world, affects our sense of the characters that we inhabit when we play games.

The Lasting Accomplishment of ‘Max Payne’

Max Payne accomplished something unique with its mood and narration, creating a journey into the unraveling psyche of one man pushed to a ragged edge.

Chun-Li’s Thighs

What is interesting about the way that Chun-Li has been eroticized is that her thighs violate typical beauty standards.

Mary Flanagan’s ‘Critical Play’

“In the final analysis, a critique of performance practices must ask: Who gets to play?"

Moving Pixels Podcast: Further Explorations of ‘Limbo’

The Moving Pixels crew gets lost in the shadows and ambiguities of Limbo's haunting, little world.

Dreaming in ‘Limbo’

Limbo is a nightmare. A dark, ethereal, and dangerous world filled with giant spiders, malicious kids, screaming machinery, and by the end, you’re no closer to understanding any of it than when you began.

Brutalizing Children in ‘Limbo’

A little boy is dismembered in Limbo with an astonishing regularity.

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//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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