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by G. Christopher Williams

19 Jan 2015


As we do each year, we discuss what was for us the standout video games of last year.

We are now a year into the next generation of consoles, but many of our favorites of 2014 remain the smaller, quieter indie titles.

by G. Christopher Williams

5 Jan 2015


Using RPG Maker XP, To the Moon was fashioned out of the imagery and basic exploration mechanics of the sprite-based era of RPG games.

Less an RPG game, though, and perhaps more honestly a piece of interactive fiction with some light puzzle mechanics, what it does have in common with RPGs of that era is a commitment to telling a very human story despite its simple graphics and character sprites.

by G. Christopher Williams

8 Dec 2014


We have written a bit about Spec-Ops: The Line here at PopMatters, but we have never explored this 2012 game on our podcast.

It’s hard to understand why as The Line may be the best antiwar war game ever made, rife as it is with atrocities, tragedies, and a thoughtful approach to considering the choices we make in video games and in those more impactful real life “games,” wars themselves.

by G. Christopher Williams

24 Nov 2014


Yes, I know the image above is one of Clementine at the beginning of this season of The Walking Dead. However, this is the episode in which it all comes back to that moment in which Clementine ponders her past and then considers her future.

The final episode of Season Two allows the player to finally decide who they want their Clementine to be by offering multiple paths to conclude this episode. This week we each discuss the Clementine that we have decided will resolve this season of The Walking Dead.

by G. Christopher Williams

10 Nov 2014


This week we confront the penultimate episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season Two in which our erstwhile band of survivors narrows down to the remaining few that will make their way into the finale.

Set against the backdrop of a museum dedicated to the Civil War, Clementine and her companions experience their own house dividing.

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