Moving Pixels

February 2014

From Sochi to ‘Spelunky’

Watching the Winter Olympics reminds me of exploring treacherous virtual mines.


At Play at IndieCade East

If there was a central theme to this year's IndieCade East, it's that games aren't important. Play is important.


Exploration is Undermined in ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds’

While playing A Link Between Worlds it becomes very obvious that the quick travel system is supposed to be used to fix other awkwardly implemented systems in the game. So, why should those systems exist in the first place?


Moving Pixels Podcast: ‘Grand Theft Auto V’, Bad Men in a Bad Economy

Is the Grand Theft Auto series still relevant? It is if you're willing to follow it to its conclusions.


More is Less in ‘Montague’s Mount’

Montague’s Mount has no faith in its audience -- and no faith in itself.


The Politics of ‘Netrunner’

As the card pool grows, opportunities for tidbits of political commentary grows. The cards act as interactive political cartoons, artistically and mechanically


‘The Stanley Parable’: Mapping Choice to Spatial Movement

By taking the concept of choice and mapping it onto spatial relativity, The Stanley Parable has created an extended metaphor that comments on the whole concept of choice in video games.


Connectivity Issues: Abstraction, Subjectivity, and “Close-Playing”

The "close-playing" brand of games criticism is a tough sell because it deals mostly with the abstract qualities of games. And that necessitate a subjective reading.


A Love/Hate Relationship with ‘Flappy Bird’

I love Flappy Bird because it isn't easy. I hate Flappy Bird because it isn't easy.


Puzzles Are Scary: The Pleasures of Genocide and ‘Plague Inc.’

Plague Inc. knows that we’ll willingly silence our conscience if we’re given the proper mechanics to do so.


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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

// Channel Surfing

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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