Moving Pixels

May 2014

A Good Menu Sets the Mood: Part 5

Some of the best menu screens are the simplest. Everything you want to know about a game is expressed in one image.

The Illusion of Control in ‘Transistor’

Who’s in charge in Transistor? Maybe nobody.

A Girl and Her Sword

In Transistor, a woman lacking a voice and a man lacking a body manage to complete one another. It is a game of impotent men and potent swords.

Moving Pixels Podcast: Exploring the Rituals and Riddles of ‘Year Walk’

While Device 6 is a game about exploring textuality. Simogo's other game of exploration, Year Walk, explores the ritual and folklore of an equally unusual but seemingly more mundane landscape.

Progress Is Power in ‘A Dark Room’

We often don't notice in games how the world must be sacrificed for our progress.

Losing to Win in ‘Netrunner’

Netrunner is a constant battle of wits and aggression, a struggle for power, for constant dominance... except when it isn't.

Transcending Fiction: “Too Late to Love You Now” and ‘Kentucky Route Zero’

During the performance of "Too Late to Love You Now" in Kentucky Route Zero: Act III, a slippage is created between fictive spaces and the real world.

A Study in the Sociopathic: ‘Moebius: Empire Rising

Unlike Sherlock Holmes, Malachi Rector lacks the charm that makes the audience forgive him for his antisocial and sometimes sociopathic behavior.

Why I’m Excited About ‘Call of Duty’

In just 11 years and 11 games Call of Duty has a history that rivals gaming mainstays like Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, and Tomb Raider.

Feeling Lost in ‘Miasmata’

Miasmata offers what has become a rare experience in both video games and the real world: the feeling of being utterly lost.

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Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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