Moving Pixels

December 2011

When Your Reading Assignment’s a Video Game

The world of Bethesda's Skyrim is filled with an almost intimidating amount of freedom for players. It's also a world where books are competing with the giddy thrill of dragon killing.

The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’

Before this holiday season's big releases, everyone was excited about the return of a little game called Deus Ex.

A Good Menu Sets the Mood: Part 3

These are three recent games that deserve special mention for their creative use of the normally bland menu screen.

Video Games are the Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction

After a century of film and photography, the mechanical age of art is over.

Brave Design in ‘Ico’

Making a challenging game that is defined by mechanical and narrative minimalism is a brave choice, one that we're lucky Team Ico made.

November 2011

A Holiday Season Awash in Competence

What this holiday season in gaming seems to lack is not polish -- in fact, some of these titles might be too polished.

On Men’s Sexualization in Video Games

Because pornography typically has straight male consumption in mind, its politics leak into games by highlighting how they look at women and other men in porn. We would have to look to pornography made for women and gay men and apply how the camera looks at the performers for a holistic approach to sexualizing characters.

Moving Pixels Podcast: The “Girlfriend on a Couch” Edition

As a phrase coined by journalists to describe a particular kind of game, the "girlfriend on a couch game" seems like one in need of some discussion. We decided not to discuss "girlfriend on a couch games" but instead to see if we could find out what kind of spectators these supposed games are geared for by talking to some "girlfriends on couches" themselves.

The “Subtle” Sex Appeal of ‘Saints Row: The Third’

Saints Row: The Third's most subtle joke is balloon-sized bosoms.

Five Eastern European Games You Need To Play

It’s not all grey and colorless in Eastern Europe. The past few years have seen some genuinely engaging titles surfacing from a swamp of mediocrity, and recent legislation offering Russian game companies government subsidies suggests that there might be more where those came from.

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//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

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"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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