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Tuesday, September 18 2012

Brevity, Death, and Replay Value

I find myself more discouraged by the games that encourage me and more interested in letting brief failure teach me patience, better strategy, and to appreciate the few victories I squeeze out of hours and hours of play.


Sunday, March 11 2012

Moving Pixels Podcast: Back to Isaac's Basement

The Moving Pixels podcast discusses the troubling, provocative, and alluring world of The Binding of Isaac.


Tuesday, February 21 2012

Returning to My Own Vomit: Playing 'The Binding of Isaac'

Isaac's basement is a horrible place full of blood, vomit, and excrement. But I keep going back, and I know why.


Tuesday, February 14 2012

Fearing God, Fearing the Body: The Theology of 'The Binding of Isaac'

The game's “theology” is less concerned with questioning submission to the will of God than it is about a seemingly deep seated fear of the body itself.


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