Moving Pixels

January 2012

In Search of the ‘Skyward Sword’ Audience

Skyward Sword's design raises a simple, yet important question: Who did Nintendo think was going to be playing this game? I don't have the answer, and I don't think Nintendo does either.

Requiem for a Tiny Internet

League of Legends is an excellent multiplayer experience. Unfortunately, you do have to play it with a lot of other people.

Moving Pixels Podcast: Game of the Year Edition

The Moving Pixels podcast discusses not just our own picks for game of the year, but what significance (or lack thereof) such declarations about our most beloved games have.

The Best Collectible I’ve Ever Collected

Collecting Riddler Trophies is one giant puzzle game within an action game, and those puzzle aspects bleed into all other areas of Batman: Arkham City.

Playing ‘Dark Souls’: Desperate Acts and Our Shared Humanity

To venture into Dark Souls, even for a moment, is to remind yourself of a universal truth: everyone has the capacity to transcend expectations, even you.

Vulnerable Icons and the Bat’s Need for a Cat

The interesting thing about the Catwoman alternate ending in Arkham City is what doesn't happen if you don't choose to have Catwoman help Batman out.

Those Games Left Off of the “Game of the Year” Lists

Why can't free-to-play games or extremely niche titles be featured on end of the year lists?

December 2011

Joining the Cult of Abstergo

Progressing in Assassin's Creed: Revelations feels uncomfortably like joining a cult.

Shigeru Miyamoto’s Working Retirement

To hear Miyamoto talk about retirement is a good thing.

The Problem of the Female Gangster

Drawing on familiar media representations and cultural histories for the sake of building a female gangster actually seems pretty difficult.

November 2011

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August 2011


The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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