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June 2011

Gaming Whiplash and the Tragedy of Expectations

Looking back at games like Mirror's Edge or The Wind Waker it seems that when video games offer unexpected experiences, the results are not always pleasant.


‘Shadows of the Damned’: Punk’s Not Dead?

Visceral, scatological, and sexual... Suda51 is clearly back, but does his punk aesthetic still make sense in the gaming subculture's current climate?


Politics of Control Revisited: What Has Changed?

That the U.S. Supreme Court has sided in favor of the game industry does little if anything for gaming as a subculture.


Moving Pixels Podcast: In Defense of Tower Defense

The tower defense game is not a genre that is often given much attention in the critical discussion of video games. We aim to fix that.


The Hair Makes the Woman in ‘Alice: Madness Returns’

Alice's hair says a lot about her character.


Mastering the Tragedy of the Commons

Commons is a crowd-sourced city improvement game that asks players to investigate, report, and rank problems facing particular areas of a city.


Watching As Gameplay: ‘L.A. Noire’ Merely a Visual Novel?

Watching becomes a rather central and active occupation in most games and very often requires more time than “doing something”.


Finding ‘Eden’: Can Games be Spiritual Experiences?

Child of Eden's gameplay is very much in the nature of religious ritual, as much as a passion play or holy communion.


Control Yourself: Agency and Narrative in Open World Games

One world's too open, and one world is not open enough. Is there a middle ground, and if there is, should we even use it?


Moving Pixels Podcast: Reflections on E3 2011

From the WiiU and Vita to the new Lara Croft, the Moving Pixels podcast looks at E3 2011.


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