Moving Pixels

June 2014

Gaming with an Expiration Date

Online gaming is like attending a concert, seeing the ballet, swing dancing in the crowd. The moment will be lost in time, but sometimes the most effective and intense experiences can't be captured and instead can only be lived.


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.


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

// Sound Affects

"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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