Wednesday, January 21 2015
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
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.
Tuesday, November 25 2014
Grotesque, strange, and difficult, Rebirth offers a fantastic vision of what might be the ideal roguelike.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
Shoot better and better and better. Then, shoot some more.
Wednesday, November 26 2014
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
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
The Moving Pixels podcast discusses the troubling, provocative, and alluring world of The Binding of Isaac.
Tuesday, February 21 2012
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
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.