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by G. Christopher Williams

20 Feb 2017


This Is the Police is a police management sim boiled about as hard as they come.

This week we take a look at the themes and politics of the game.

by Nick Dinicola

10 Feb 2017


Dishonored 2 opens with a coup. Emily Kaldwin is dethroned by an aunt she never knew she had, then imprisoned in her castle. Naturally, she escapes, and the first level/tutorial of the game has us sneaking out of our home. Along the way, you’ll encounter many traitorous guards and many more dead bodies. It’s easy to put two and two together; this was a coup after all. So what are you going to do about it?

by G. Christopher Williams

6 Feb 2017


Reminiscent of text adventures and experiments with natural language processing, Event [0] is a game that feels both modern and retro. It’s a game that forces the player into a relationship with an AI, becoming an exploration of both identity and language itself.

This week we explore the game’s experiment with language as a form of gameplay.

by Nick Dinicola

3 Feb 2017


2016 was a good year for first-person shooters, but a great year for single-player shooter campaigns. First, Doom, Gears of War 4, Battlefield 1, and Titanfall 2 all had single-player campaigns, which is a victory in itself for an industry that would prefer to go all multiplayer all the time (screw you Overwatch). Second, all those campaigns were good, and some were even great! However, the biggest surprise of all was that the best shooter campaign came from the game I had the lowest expectations for: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

by G. Christopher Williams

1 Feb 2017


The Witness is a game with no tutorials, no overt explanations. It is a puzzle game, but it makes no deliberate effort to explain how its puzzles work. It teaches only through experience and observation.

This is clear from the outset of the game, in which the player finds him- or herself looking down a tunnel at a door from a first person perspective. The game doesn’t explain that WASD is used to move, nor anything about who you are or where you are. You just need to play around with the keyboard and approach the door.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores 'This Is the Police'

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"This week we take a look at the themes and politics of This Is the Police.

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