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Tuesday, August 6 2013

An Exercise in Extinction

There is always this lingering hope of the survivors being able to rebuild or at least build something new in post-apocalyptic fiction. The Last of Us, though, seems to take a different view of the apocalypse.


Monday, July 22 2013

'The Last of Us' is Emotionally Manipulative

The playwright, Jean Cocteau, said, “Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.” The Last of Us is an example of such a crime.


Thursday, July 18 2013

"We're shitty people, Joel."

We demand much from the world while rarely giving anything back. We steal from homes, we kill civilians, we decimate entire towns, and we break economies. We're gamers.


Monday, July 15 2013

Moving Pixels Podcast: Another Day, Another Zombie Apocalypse

Another day, another zombie apocalypse. However, when Uncharted developer Naughty Dog is orchestrating that apocalypse, it may be worth taking a look at.


Wednesday, June 19 2013

Finding Meaning in 'The Road' and 'The Last of Us'

These stories appear time and again because, perhaps now more than ever, we find in the complexities of our daily lives a desire to cut away the chaff, the politics, the trappings of modernity, and remind ourselves that below it all, there is something terrifying, inspiring, depressing, or hopeful within ourselves.


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