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by G. Christopher Williams

19 Aug 2014

In truth, there is very little that is happy in the neon noir fairy tale world of The Wolf Among Us. However, the penultimate chapter of Telltale’s adaptation of the Fables comic book series to video game form is a quieter and more subdued one.

This week we discuss the possible success or failure of that quiet as the drama of the game moves towards its final act.

by G. Christopher Williams

4 Aug 2014

While Telltale Games released the fourth episode of the second season of The Walking Dead a couple of weeks ago, we want to spare you spoilers for the most recent episode. Instead, we’re talking about the middle episode “In Harm’s Way” this week.

So, take a look back with us at Clementine’s confrontation with the villainous Carver and his totalitarian approach to the zombie apocalypse.

by G. Christopher Williams

21 Jul 2014

The surreal world of Kentucky Route Zero continues to fascinate and confound with the release of its third act.

This episode we discuss this act along with the interlude between it and the previous one, The Entertainment.

by G. Christopher Williams

7 Jul 2014

Not since Sid Meier’s Pirates! has there been a pirate game as engrossing as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

This week we discuss the most recent Assassin’s Creed, its place in the history of the Assassin’s Creed series, and why sailing the Caribbean with Edward Kenway has reinvigorated our interest in this annual series.

by G. Christopher Williams

23 Jun 2014

Having reached its midway point, The Wolf Among Us forces its protagonist to confront his relationship to the economic forces that are causing Fabletown society to unravel.

This episode we discuss Bigby’s and our own complicity with those forces.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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