Moving Pixels

September 2013

Moving Pixels Podcast: Inheriting Work in ‘Rogue Legacy’

Rogue Legacy may have more to say than its seemingly retro mechanics and retro aesthetics imply. This week we talk about the game and the implications of its economic systems and financially motivated play.

Cloning Individuals in ‘The Swapper’

Throughout the game we kill countless other people without realizing it because we’re incapable of truly knowing another’s thoughts. In the The Swapper our ignorant assumptions lead to mass murder.

Enjoying the Social Death

Sometimes failing in front of an audience is a good thing.

August 2013

Cloning Society in ‘The Swapper’

The game equates separation with death and argues that entire societies can still suffer from a crippling loneliness if they’re cut off from a larger source.

The Making of Family in ‘Gone Home’

Gone Home doesn’t merely leave you in an empty home and ask you to make a story. It asks you to make a family.

The End of Friendship: The Current State of the MMO

Friendship is based on need in online worlds, and I don't see many needs in current generation MMORPGs.

Alas, Poor ‘Final Fantasy’, I Knew You Well

More games deserve the kind of “death” that Final Fantasy has apparently had -- one where a dedicated effort is made to keep it available, preserved, and talked about.

Moving Pixels Podcast: ‘400 Days’ of Moral Quandries, Hungry Zombies, and Terrible Humans

Another day, another zombie apocalypse, and another chance for Telltale Games to test our humanity within the context of the universe of The Walking Dead..

The Perfect Grind

In theory, I should be improving myself in order to beat the bosses in Rogue Legacy, but the grind is so much fun that I don't really want it to end.

‘Spelunky,’ Roguelikes, and the Good Death

In Spelunky, death is inevitable and swift. It's also extremely fulfilling.

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

//Mixed media

U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

// Notes from the Road

"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

READ the article