Moving Pixels

January 2010

The Style of Cel Shading

The consequence of cel shading is that it gives everything an airy, physically light feeling in the game.


Downloadable Content as Product Placement

Assassin's Creed 2 and Dragon Age have taken an interesting approach to in-game advertising by essentially advertising themselves.


The Value of Nudity: Considering The Saboteur

Rather than “liberate” the player, “The Midnight Club” download encourages a very specific action based on the player's own libidinous propensities: purchase of The Sabotuer, especially a new copy of the game.


The Perpetual Value Machine

So...how about that STEAM sale?


December 2009

Odds and Ends from 2009

Thank you for making 2009 such a great year! Here's a few odds and ends you might have missed.


Transitional Period: Adapting PC Genres to Consoles

The first-person shooter has made compromises for consoles and is now flourishing, but the same can’t be said for the real-time strategy genre.


Landscape Painting and the Vistas of Assassin’s Creed II

Solving the mysteries of Assassin's Creed II are all about gaining enough height and perspective to put the pieces of a picture all together.


Playing at Video Game Analyst

How well can a complete amateur guess the progress of the game industry?


Silent Conversations: Communicating Without Voice Chat in Online Games

It’s interesting how alternative methods of communication reflect the design philosophy of a given game and even more interesting when players improvise a method of their own to communicate.


Locomotion, Parkour, and the Illusion of Competence in Video Games

The illusion of speed is magnified by the perspective offered to the player.


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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