The experience of playing a Professor Layton game reminds me of the experience of playing Diablo. Seriously.
Nukes I've come to expect out of Japanese fantasy, but racism -- even race awareness -- is a rare bird in a Japanese RPG and possibly the aspect of this series that never ceases to intrigue me.
"If you grew up thinking that the stage/arena show is what live music is supposed to be, it’s jarring to be confronted with a band playing two feet in front of you, running into you, spitting in your face, hitting you with their instruments."
From the Nazis to the Mafia, we consider the potential consequences of attempting to simulate real life villainy in video games.
The Signal takes us into the mind of a writer, where mere words have physical power.
Paradoxically, the same dissociating effect of observing the real world through a camera's lens tends to envelop and immerse players in a game world.
Which is she, empowered teen or soiled dove? What image does Bristol want to sell and why sell one at all?
People may not listen when they feel like they're being preached at, but raw data has a voice all its own.
Henry Jenkins's ideas of transmedia and convergence culture may have huge implications for what it means to be a "gamer" in a media generation in which play is optional.
The Moving Pixels Podcast considers the changing face of death in video games as well as what kinds of roles death serves in games.