Moving Pixels

December 2013

Mechanizing Terror: ‘League of Legends’ and Character Design

What I admire about Nocturne's design is how its function reinforces the theme of the character himself, going so far as to evoke visceral emotional responses and actions in players themselves that make sense given the horror that Nocturne is supposed to represent.

November 2013

‘Memoria’: Stories and Truth

Somewhere at the crossroads of memory and storytelling lies truth, and truth can reshape reality.

Who Needs Interactivity?

Players don't belong on a pedestal. There are plenty enough reasons to limit video game interactivity.

Moving Pixels Podcast: Neon Noir Fairy Tales

Telltale Games returns with a game of choices and consequences, but this time out those hard decisions are embedded in the completely fantastic world of Fables, not the relative social realism of a zombie apocalypse.

‘The Wolf Among Us’ Builds a World in Four Buttons

The extent to which a story is interactive isn’t defined by how many buttons we press, but how important each button press is.

Asymmetry and ‘Netrunner’

Netrunner is particularly special because through its asymmetry it allows us to engage in a familiar struggle.

The Anachronic Mixup of ‘Beyond: Two Souls’

Anachrony is a big part of Beyond: Two Souls and the primary reason why the game doesn't quite work.

Nature Sucks in ‘Lost Planet 3’

Lost Planet 3 tries to swap its antagonists with the player's allies halfway through its story. It fails, but it fails in an interesting way.

The Spirit of ‘Call of Duty’

Tradition? Necessity? Philosophy? What keeps the Call of Duty campaign going?

Bigby and Bitches: A Big Bad Wolf That Can’t Bear Misogyny

The fantasy world of The Wolf Among Us allows for a wolf to actually respond to the demeaning quality of the word that humans so often use to define the females of his whole species. And unlike a lot of human beings, he seems pretty unhappy about it.

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//Mixed media

Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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