Moving Pixels

May 2011

Moving Pixels Podcast: 2011 Flash Game Round Up

The Moving Pixels podcast discusses a few of this year's flash game releases, including High Tea, Lesbian Spider-Queens of Mars, and The Man with the Invisible Trousers.


I Want to Play the Victim in ‘Dragon Age II’

Dragon Age II is all about prejudice, but the player is never truly victimized or oppressed.


Quiet Practicality: Non-verbal Communication’s Mechanical Strengths in Online Gaming

Voice chat is often the most obvious way to communicate in online games, but sometimes creativity and practicality can arise from silence.


Rage Quit Chapter 9 - “Rise From Your Grave.”

Rick Dakan's free novel continues. PB sets a trap. Randal breaks some rules. Lea gets angry. Find out why in this week's chapter.


Defining Our Relationship to the Software: Jonas Kyratzes’s ‘Alphaland’

In order to play, the player needs the game, and in order to exist as a game, the game needs to be played.


Chell’s Digital Birth Certificate

Ultimately, it isn't a significant textual concern whether Chell's mother-daughter relationship with GLaDOS is literal or metaphorical.


Moving Pixels Podcast: A Conversation from a Critical Distance

This week we sit down to talk to Ben Abraham and Eric Swain about their web site Critical Distance and the current state of video game criticism.


Xbox LIVE Indie Game Round Up

It can be hard to find good games among the chaff of the Xbox Indie Marketplace, but they’re certainly there.


Categorizing Video Game Reboots

What magic brings us successful reboots and restorations like Batman Begins, and what devilry haunts us with abominations like The Smurfs? Not all franchise facelifts are the same. By taking a look at film and television, we may stumble upon a taxonomy of reboots and help future videogame necromancers invigorate the forgotten.


Rage Quit Chapter 8 - “I Need a Weapon.”

Fear and Loading Games is in crisis mode as Lea rampages through the game's servers. Find out what happens next in the latest free chapter of Rick Dakan's Novel Rage Quit


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