Moving Pixels

March 2015

Reviving ‘Magic the Gathering’ With Commander

Commander is a treat to play and watch, especially for someone whose been “out of the game”.


It Can Be Difficult Killing People

In Call of Duty, it takes under 30 seconds to kill five people. Killing five people in The Cat Lady takes eight hours.


Four Notable Games Produced for the First ‘Antholojam’

Antholojam is a “curated game jam” whose theme last year was the “Golden Age of Science Fiction.”


The Misguided Ideal of ‘Evolve’

Should the design of a game dictate the nature of the community that plays it, or should the community dictate the design?


Taking Inventory in ‘Earthbound’

Any traveler can relate to Earthbound's emphasis on mundane items and limited space, especially those with sinus infections.


Moving Pixels Podcast: Dispelling the ‘Shadow of Mordor’

Shadow of Mordor tells a very stupid story, but we can't stop playing it.


The Narrative Games of IndieCade East 2015

A few indie developers got to show off their works in progress to me at IndieCade East 2015, including Knee Deep, Liege, and Moonshot


February 2015

‘Valiant Hearts’ Struggles Between Adventure and Documentary

Valiant Hearts wants to show us that war isn’t caused by super villains, and their defeat changes nothing in the grand scheme of things. However, the presence of a super villain in the story still detracts from the harsh reality the game wants to explore.


Anarchy in ‘Netrunner’

If each card in Netrunner is a political cartoon, then each deck is a political paradigm.


Big Breasts and Badasses: The Dividing Line of Gender Representation in Gaming

In which the author suggests that the new Lara Croft might be the best example of androgyny in gaming.


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In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

// Moving Pixels

"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

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