Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Moving Pixels

January 2014

A Change of Pace in Episodic Gaming

Episodic television often includes small episodes about minor occurrences. Video games don't seem willing to do that.


Moving Pixels Podcast: All That Remains of ‘The Walking Dead’

We chat about the follow up to the best video game of 2012, The Walking Dead.


I Am Clementine

At this point in The Walking Dead, both Clementine and I have been trained to work through problems using a frighteningly similar thought process.


Systems and Activism in ‘Papers, Please’

In addition to portraying the bureaucratization of unethical behavior, Papers, Please also makes fascinating and compelling claims about activism.


Are We There Yet, Batman?: The Trouble with Telling the Story of Travel

Nobody needs to know when a hobbit goes to the bathroom. Even Tolkien knew that.


Considering the Direction of the Telltale Style Adventure Game

Telltale Games has very much set themselves up as a television network as much as a developer. So, why not take a few additional hints from TV?


‘Need for Speed: Rivals’ Is at War with Its Soundtrack

If you have to put a game on mute in order to listen to its soundtrack, something has gone terribly wrong.


2013 Game of the Year Honorable Mentions

I may barely understand them. I might have hardly played them. They might not have been released in 2013. That doesn’t mean that these games weren't some of my favorite experiences of the year.


‘Knock-Knock’: To Be Brave Like Children, Knowing When to Run

Ice Pick Lodge has ported a childhood game, Hide and Seek, to the PC. In doing so, they acknowledge the terror that lies in being seen, in being found out.


The Tabletop Sessions of ‘Shadowrun Returns’

Shadowrun Returns makes allowances for the video game medium, but it knows that it is a tabletop game at heart.


December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.