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Tuesday, February 17 2015

Never-Ending Story: The Role of Gameplay in Modern Adventure Games

By prioritizing storytelling in video games, developers inadvertently send the signal that gameplay innovation is less important to the growing medium.


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.


Sunday, July 14 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.


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