Donkey Kong

'Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze', an Old School Game with a New School Feel | 5 Mar 2014 // 1:27 AM

The original Donkey Kong is a difficult game. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is ruthlessly difficult.


Donkey Kong's Tie, or the Domestication of the Villain | 24 Mar 2014 // 1:00 AM

Donkey Kong's representation as a character and his success as a hero is important because it keys into what we want in an avatar, someone who is responsible, who puts on a tie in the morning, and does the selfless dirty work necessary to get by.

We're Sorry, Pauline, But Your Plumber Is in Another Castle | 12 Mar 2013 // 10:00 PM

What Mike Mika's daughter wanted, what provoked him to hack a classic game, was a quite simple request: “She wanted to play as Pauline ... and she wanted Pauline to rescue Mario.“

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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