Moving Pixels

August 2014

A Filmmaker Wants to Turn the 20th Century’s Greatest Novel Into a Virtual Reality Game

That technology is being used to examine and perhaps shape Ulysses’ understanding, isn’t that surprising. After all, there was a time when books were considered technology.


The Platformer as Existential Crisis

To fall off-screen is to cease to exist. Off-screen is death, and an auto-scrolling screen is Death on a mission.


Understanding “OP” in ‘League of Legends’

Balance is a design concept that sits upon the shifting sands of player perception and behavior.


Pursuing the Plumber: Sex Role Reversals in ‘Leisure Suit Larry’

The unusual quality of Leisure Suit Larry exists in the unconventional role reversal of the male as pursuer in favor of the female as the one necessary to complete a game's quest.


Fixing Chess: One Game Developer’s Redesign of a 1,500-Year-Old Game

This is Chess 2, a chess variant created by MIT grad and famed game designer David Sirlin and given computer game life by developer Zac Burns, to correct what Sirlin views as major design flaws in the original board game.


‘Tower of Fortune’ Reminds Us That RPGs Are About Gambling

Tower of Fortune has been an enlightening reminder of what “random chance” really means.


On the Road with Nintendo

I now realize that basically everything Nintendo makes is meant to be portable.


Ever Forward on an Unmoving Train: The Horror of ‘Sepulchre’

Travel in and the exploration of the game world in Sepulchre is neither linear, nor multilinear. It is nonlinear.


Moving Pixels Podcast: Dictators and Dead Guys

This week we discuss "In Harm's Way," the middle episode of The Walking Dead game.


‘One Finger Death Punch’ Evokes the Pure Pleasure of the Fight

One Finger Death Punch is about the visceral, addicting, and euphoric pleasure of the fight.


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Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

// Notes from the Road

"McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

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