Moving Pixels

May 2011

Filling in the Gaps: Gray Areas in ‘Knights of the Old Republic’

The Star Wars universe gets a shot of complexity from Bioware's celebrated RPG.


The Perfect FPS Protagonist

In many ways Daniel Craig’s version of James Bond is the perfect FPS protagonist, and that’s not a good thing.


Enrollment Begins: Undressing Promises about Video Games with McLuhan

Anyone who would make the claim that video games are the new literature has all of his work in media studies ahead of him.


‘Lugaru HD’: Going in Blind

Lugaru HD surprised me, and not just because I hadn’t expected it to be a game about knife-wielding rabbits. It revealed how often I let my experiences with past games define my responses to new ones.


Rage Quit Chapter 7 - “It’s-a me, Mario”

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


“Her Name Is Caroline”: Identifying the Misbehaving Woman in ‘Portal 2’

By fulfilling the expected obligations of a 1950s “wife", Caroline sounds as if she might as well be married to Johnson, and after all, given Johnson's alignment with American exceptionalism and what it can achieve through technology, he is the “science” that she has married herself to.


Let’s Play: Interactivity by Proxy in a Web 2.0 Culture (Part 4)

The ways gamers customize their gameplay and then document that play has the potential to significantly affect how certain titles and their surrounding culture of players are perceived.


Squirrels and Their Awful Lives

Conker's Bad Fur Day is one of the darkest comedies you could ever ask for, and it ends with a kick right in the teeth.


Moving Pixels Podcast: Everyone Is the Champion of Kirkwall

Despite its more limited geographical scope, Kirkwall is a game world well suited to an expanded discusssion.


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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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