Moving Pixels

October 2010

‘Professor Layton’ and the Curious Compulsion Towards Improvement

The experience of playing a Professor Layton game reminds me of the experience of playing Diablo. Seriously.


Fantasy Jews in ‘Valkyria Chronicles’

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.


Music, Space, And Your House

"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."


Moving Pixels Podcast: Real Evil in Video Games

From the Nazis to the Mafia, we consider the potential consequences of attempting to simulate real life villainy in video games.


Words Can Kill: The Creative Process of Alan Wake in ‘The Signal’

The Signal takes us into the mind of a writer, where mere words have physical power.


September 2010

Photo Opportunities in Video Games

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.


Game, Narrative, and Bristol Palin in ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Which is she, empowered teen or soiled dove? What image does Bristol want to sell and why sell one at all?


The Multimedia Diet

People may not listen when they feel like they're being preached at, but raw data has a voice all its own.


On Liking ‘Halo’ for the Story

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.


Moving Pixels Podcast: Death & The Video Game Player

The Moving Pixels Podcast considers the changing face of death in video games as well as what kinds of roles death serves in games.


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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

// Notes from the Road

"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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