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by G. Christopher Williams

11 Nov 2013


They may never be financial successes, but Suda51 titles rarely fail to leave an impression. Killer Is Dead is a little punk, a little noir, a little James Bond, and a whole lot of crazy.

This week we consider the relative value and possible meanings of Suda51’s most recent digital provocation.

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.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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