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Monday, Jul 18, 2011
This week the Moving Pixels podcast crew discusses Alice's imagery, mechanics, and overall presentation of insanity.

As a follow up to a game released over a decade ago, Alice: Madness Returns reimagines American McGee’s Wonderland mythos as well as the somewhat retrograde genre of the action platformer.  This week the Moving Pixels podcast crew discusses Alice‘s imagery, mechanics, and overall presentation of insanity.


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Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011
Detective Cole Phelps is on the case for one of the biggest early releases of the year, and the Moving Pixels crew discusses how successful Team Bondi and Rockstar are at presenting this tough and tough-to-like hardboiled hero.

Okay, you probably won’t die too much in L.A. Noire, but there are a fair amount of corpses littered around Team Bondi’s recreation of L.A. in the 1940s for your investigatory consideration.  Detective Cole Phelps is on the case for one of the biggest early releases of the year, and the Moving Pixels crew discusses how successful Team Bondi and Rockstar are at presenting this tough and tough-to-like hardboiled hero.


Recorded just about a week after the game’s release, much of our impressions of the game were fresh as we hashed out our initial impressions of this game that some claim is not quite a game.


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Monday, Jun 27, 2011
The tower defense game is not a genre that is often given much attention in the critical discussion of video games. We aim to fix that.

The tower defense game is not a genre that is often given much attention in the critical discussion of video games.  Usually light on the narrative qualities that game critics enjoy focusing on and often assumed to be a slightly more casual genre, there’s still a lot to be considered in this type of game’s appeal and in its most successful examples.


Our discussion, of course, touches on Plants Vs. Zombies, but we also look at a few other fresher titles like Anomaly: Warzone Earth and Defense Grid: the Awakening.


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Monday, Jun 20, 2011
From the WiiU and Vita to the new Lara Croft, the Moving Pixels podcast looks at E3 2011.

Last weekend the Moving Pixels podcast crew convened to discuss our impressions of E3 2011.  While Rick Dakan, Nick Dinicola, and G. Christopher Williams all caught glimpses of the expo via the web or television, we are joined by Kris Ligman, who attended this year’s event.


Like many others, we couldn’t help but focus on some of the bigger announcements of this year, the previews of new hardware releases from Sony and Nintendo.  Additionally, we spend a lot of time considering the revamping of Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider.  So, something old (kind of) and something new to consider in this year’s big gaming event.


Tagged as: 2011, e3, tomb raider, vita, wiiu
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Monday, Jun 13, 2011
This week the Moving Pixels podcast interfaces with writers from The Border House, Gay Gamer, and The Vorpal Bunny Ranch to discuss inclusivity in video games.

This week the podcast crew got together with writers from The Border House, Gay Gamer, and The Vorpal Bunny Ranch to discuss inclusivity in video games and these sites that provide a voice for gamers that exist on the margins.


With Chris recovering from a tonsillectomy, Kris graciously filled in to host our discussion with Alexandra Raymond of The Border House, faePuck of GayGamer.net, and Denis Farr who has worked at both sites and also writes at his own blog, Vorpal Bunny Ranch.


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