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Monday, Jan 19, 2015
We are now a year into the next generation of consoles, but many of our favorite video games of 2014 remain the smaller, quieter indie titles.

As we do each year, we discuss what was for us the standout video games of last year.


We are now a year into the next generation of consoles, but many of our favorites of 2014 remain the smaller, quieter indie titles.


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Monday, Jan 5, 2015
It's a new year, but the Moving Pixels podcast revisits an indie darling that refashions a game out of the remains of a bygone era of gaming.

Using RPG Maker XP, To the Moon was fashioned out of the imagery and basic exploration mechanics of the sprite-based era of RPG games.


Less an RPG game, though, and perhaps more honestly a piece of interactive fiction with some light puzzle mechanics, what it does have in common with RPGs of that era is a commitment to telling a very human story despite its simple graphics and character sprites.


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Monday, Dec 8, 2014
Spec Ops: The Line is rife with atrocities and tragedies, and challenges us to consider the choices we make in video games and in the real life "game" of war.

We have written a bit about Spec-Ops: The Line here at PopMatters, but we have never explored this 2012 game on our podcast.


It’s hard to understand why as The Line may be the best antiwar war game ever made, rife as it is with atrocities, tragedies, and a thoughtful approach to considering the choices we make in video games and in those more impactful real life “games,” wars themselves.


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Monday, Nov 24, 2014
This week we each discuss the Clementine that we have decided will resolve this season of The Walking Dead.

Yes, I know the image above is one of Clementine at the beginning of this season of The Walking Dead. However, this is the episode in which it all comes back to that moment in which Clementine ponders her past and then considers her future.


The final episode of Season Two allows the player to finally decide who they want their Clementine to be by offering multiple paths to conclude this episode. This week we each discuss the Clementine that we have decided will resolve this season of The Walking Dead.


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Monday, Nov 10, 2014
Set against the backdrop of a museum dedicated to the Civil War, Clementine and her companions experience their own house dividing.

This week we confront the penultimate episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season Two in which our erstwhile band of survivors narrows down to the remaining few that will make their way into the finale.


Set against the backdrop of a museum dedicated to the Civil War, Clementine and her companions experience their own house dividing.


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