Moving Pixels

September 2012

Dressing Up and Dressing Down: Clothing, Semiotics, and ‘Sleeping Dogs’

Sleeping Dogs's Wei Shen must appear authentic, or he could end up dead, which is one reason that this game cares so much about appearances.


‘Among Thieves’: Honor or No Honor?

Uncharted 2 is not about honor among thieves or no honor among thieves. You are merely "among thieves," left to make up your own mind about the matter.


Existing Above the Law in Video Games

Games rarely have a parallel to social laws, at least not a parallel that holds any meaning. Social law, in games, doesn’t exist, except in how the protagonist is either above or exempt from it.


August 2012

With Fans Like These, Who Needs Kickstarter?

Broken Sword 2.5 is a “fan interpretation” of the games with a distinct tone born of fandom and a distinct structure born of budgetary restraint.


‘Unmanned’ and the Rhetoric of Division

Unmanned beautifully illuminates the divide that we create between ourselves and the systems in which we live.


What is the Deception and Who is Drake?

Unfortunately, in Uncharted 3, Drake doesn’t have to live with consequences and the lesson that he learns rings hollow.


Fighting Mental Muscle Memory in ‘Hybrid’

Hybrid combines the controls of a cover-based shooter with the pacing of a first-person shooter.


‘Demon’s Souls’ Debrief

Demon's Souls didn't end the way that I expected it would end, but that probably shouldn't have surprised me.


Moving Pixels Podcast: X-ploring ‘X-Com’

Almost 10 years after its release, gamers are still talking about X-Com. This week, so are we.


‘Spec Ops: The Line’ Shames My Happy, Violent Memories

Spec Ops evokes your memories of other shooters while casting those memories in a new, more disturbing light.


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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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