Moving Pixels

May 2012

Nathan Drake Shouldn’t Shoot People… He Should Punch Them

It lessens Drake’s heroism to see him shoot someone, not because it makes him a violent man, but because it makes him look weak.

MMOs and Limited Innovation

Plenty of studios continue to wade into the genre, realizing that even minor innovations in the tired MMO formula can spark success.

The End of the Adventure Game

The Walking Dead might be the end of the adventure game as we know it, and if so, I feel fine.

Playing the Bad Guy Feels Good

We may only be able to wonder what it would be like to experience Tony Montana’s psychopathic tendencies or Gordon Gekko’s greed, but in games, there is a demand to put bad behavior into action.

Moving Pixels Podcast: Putting ‘Fez’ into Perspective

Keeping hush hush on anything in the Internet Age is a rather unlikely feat, but Fez enthusiasts seem committed to the cause.

‘Fez’ is a Very Personal Puzzle Game

Fez is a puzzle game built around the idea that people’s minds all work differently.

A Segmented Sky

Thanks to a lack of virtual geography and an abundance of load screens, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword feels unfortunately fragmented.

Little Naked Men in Hats

Saving a princess is just saving a grouping of pixels, and Fez simply strips the image down to its barest form. It is not interested in pretending that games are about something that they are not.

‘Bit.Trip Runner’ and the Poetic Novelty of Casual Games

Bit.Trip Runner and other downloadable games are creating aesthetically novel experiences that defy the stereotype of the unoriginal casual game.

April 2012

Moving Pixels Podcast: Live Action Video Games

The Moving Pixels podcast looks at how some video game homages fare as live action properties.

March 2012

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//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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