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by G. Christopher Williams

1 Nov 2013

Nick Dinicola and Eric Swain return this week to October 1995 to revisit a horror classic, The Dreamers Guild’s expansion of Harlan Ellison’s short story “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream.”

The game, co-written by Ellison himself, develops the back stories of five victims tortured for over a century by the malevolent super computer AM. Its horrors develop in the game, not so much via gore or titillating jump scares, but around what it suggests might really lurk in the human heart, a malevolence and cruelty that matches that of the horrific super computer that humanity is responsible for designing.

by G. Christopher Williams

21 Oct 2013

Having found the on ramp to the Zero, Kentucky Route Zero: Episode Two proceeds to immediately disorient the player and distort the world that we are attempting to explore even further.

This week we discuss further the game that seems insistent on getting us lost and of reminding us of what has been lost in a world comprised of display, empty representation, and endless highways to nowhere.

by G. Christopher Williams

7 Oct 2013

The Moving Pixels blog has committed its share of virtual ink to the discussion of this summer’s “It game,” Gone Home. So, we figured it was time to discuss as a group our impressions of this study in environmental storytelling and exploration.

by G. Christopher Williams

23 Sep 2013

A strange little indie release early this year took us all by surprise. Mesmerizing in its absurd presentation and deeply indebted to text adventures of days past, Kentucky Route Zero presents a world in decay, begging to be excavated.

Of course, the first episode of the game’s mines, maps, and madness all beg to be explored in some depth, which is exactly what we intend to attempt in this week’s podcast.

by G. Christopher Williams

9 Sep 2013

Rogue Legacy fan art by

Rogue Legacy initially feels merely like a blast from the past with its 16-but sensibilities and imagery.

This week, though, we talk about the game and the possible implications of its economic systems and financially motivated play.

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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