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Wednesday, January 21 2015

Every Blade of Grass: The Pros and Cons of Photorealism in Video Games

The dream of creating photorealistic video games seems odd to me when considering the medium itself, especially in contrast to other artistic mediums.


Wednesday, October 29 2014

Six Little Horror Games That Would Like to Play With You This Halloween

Here are a few little games to put you in the spirit of the spooky season. How you will come out of the other side is up to you.


Reviews

Tuesday, November 25 2014

'The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth': More Grotesque, More Fun

Grotesque, strange, and difficult, Rebirth offers a fantastic vision of what might be the ideal roguelike.


Wednesday, September 17 2014

'Runers': What's My Motivation?

Shoot better and better and better. Then, shoot some more.


Blogs

Wednesday, November 26 2014

'The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth' and the Transformative Power of the Monstrous Body

In The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, the body is wrecked and made ugly for the sake of freedom from fear. Instead, it becomes something fearful in its own right.


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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