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by Nick Dinicola

10 Jul 2017


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Bubblegum. That word keeps popping into my head while playing 2064: Read Only Memories. Bubblegum.

I think it’s because my robot companion has a perfectly round head reminiscent of a bubblegum bubble. Or maybe it’s the upbeat chiptunes that play on every screen, saturating the game with a sweet, uppity, soundtrack. Or maybe it’s because of the colors; I see the game saturated in a dull bubblegum pink, except nothing in the world is really pink like that. I’m remembering an emotion, not an actual color. It’s a bright world, in both color and tone. Everything just looks so inviting and pleasant.

by G. Christopher Williams

10 Jul 2017


This week the Moving Pixels podcast begins a three-part discussion of Knee Deep, a “swamp noir” we all agree has a great setting. However, we can’t agree on much more than that.

by G. Christopher Williams

26 Jun 2017


This week the Moving Pixels podcast continues a five-part discussion of Telltale Games’ Tales from the Borderlands.

So, our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

by Nick Dinicola

22 Jun 2017


Spaceplan begins with a few well-worn sci-fi mysteries. You wake up on a spaceship orbiting an unknown planet, the electronics are down, you don’t know who you are, and you don’t know when it is. It’s a mashup of several types of sci-fi openings.

by G. Christopher Williams

12 Jun 2017


Often regarded as one of the best adventure games of the 1990s, Full Thottle is a classic that mixes the violence and bravado of biker culture with the careful logic of the adventure game.

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The Bubblegum Noir of ‘2064: Read Only Memories’

// Moving Pixels

"Read Only Memories is a bubblegum-happy, brooding and brutal noir about kidnapping, murder, corruption, revenge, and corporate conspiracies.

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