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by G. Christopher Williams

22 Oct 2012


A successful Kickstarter campaign drove the making of this brutally difficult sci-fi roguelike.

This episode of the Moving Pixels podcast explores what FTL does to us and considers whether this is a universe too arbitrary and cruel to be fair to its players.

by G. Christopher Williams

8 Oct 2012


The new episode of The Walking Dead suggests that, perhaps, we have less control over the outcomes of this game known now for its commitment to player choice.  We consider this week what the impact of losing control is on the player’s experience.

by G. Christopher Williams

24 Sep 2012


In many ways, 2012 seems to be shaping up as the year of the little game. While the holiday glut from the big publishers has yet to be seen, those games that build massive worlds to play around in have largely been absent from the shelves this year.

We decided this week to take a look at one of the few games of the summer that attempted to fill the open world void, United Front Games’s Sleeping Dogs.

by G. Christopher Williams

10 Sep 2012

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Jonah Nigro

When is a game a clone and when is it simply an example of a genre?  In some sense, this is the question that begins our discussion of that ubiquitous example of the medium: the game clone.

From Torchlight to Saints Row and beyond, some games seem like a deliberate aping of intellectual properties that have gone before.  What makes a clone a clone?  And why do we sometimes really feel a kinship to clones despite their cloying adherence to a formula created by someone else?

by G. Christopher Williams

20 Aug 2012


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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The Sound and the Warmth: An Interview with Cardiknox

// Sound Affects

"New York's Cardiknox are taking more steps in their goal of world domination. With their debut record Portrait out, the band are dreaming big, wanting to transcend the indie pop scene.

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