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Monday, Aug 20, 2012
Almost 10 years after its release, gamers are still talking about X-Com. This week, so are we.

Almost 10 years after its release, gamers are still talking about X-Com.  This week, so are we.


The formula is simple, a turn-based strategy game mixed with an economic simulation.  And yet, is there any other game that is quite like X-Com


That is the question that we begin our discussion with.



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Monday, Aug 13, 2012
Doom, Space Invaders, Contra, light gun games, the variations on how we can murder pixels on a screen seems nearly limitless.

Wolfenstein and Doom made them essential, but the shooter has been with us almost since the advent of the video game.  Space Invaders, Contra, light gun games, the variations on how we can murder pixels on a screen seems nearly limitless.


Thia week the Moving Pixels podcast focuses on our obsession with this form of the video game and asks why we love this particular virtual activity so very dearly.



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Monday, Aug 6, 2012
We aren't talking about how games test your reflexes. What we discuss this week is how games simulate physical experiences and how those experiences add to our immersion in game worlds and heighten the drama in video game storytelling.

Despite games often being thought of as a mental exercpoise, they certainly have a physical component too.  We aren’t talking about how games test your reflexes, though. Instead, what we are interested in is how games simulate physical experiences and how those experiences add to our immersion in game worlds and heighten the drama in video game storytelling.



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Monday, Jul 16, 2012
The next episode of The Walking Dead has arrived, and we are already hungry for more.

The second episode of The Walking Dead, “Starved for Help”, has finally arrived, and we could hardly wait to sink our teeth into more of the innovations that Telltale has brought to the adventure genre.



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Monday, Jul 9, 2012
Even if you don't play video games, you should see this movie.

If you are at all interested in the creative process, in what makes creators tick, and how they deal with their creation once it is out there, you should see Indie Game: The Movie.


Of course, our Moving Pixels podcasters are interested in video games, but this week we discuss why Indie Game: The Movie should probably be seen by anyone interested in the creative arts.


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