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Moving Pixels Podcast: Death & The Video Game Player

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Monday, Sep 27, 2010
The Moving Pixels Podcast considers the changing face of death in video games as well as what kinds of roles death serves in games.

Death happens in games.  A lot.


Well, or at least it used to.  This episode of the Moving Pixels Podcast considers the changing face of death in video games as well as what kinds of roles death serves in games. 


Is death about punishment, pleasure, pedagogy, or is it merely an immersion breaking illusion?  We play around with a number of possibilities.
  


 

This podcast is also available via iTunes.


 

Additional discussion of death in video games:


Perfecting Loss in N+ by L.B. Jeffries


Pac-Man Will Die: Cynicism and Retro Game “Endings” by G. Christopher Williams


Sierra Vs. Lucasarts by L.B. Jeffries


Hippolyta: A Study in Simplicity by G. Christopher Williams


Dreaming in Limbo by Nick Dinicola


Brutalizing Children in Limbo by G. Christopher Williams


 

Our podcast contributors:


G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at PopMatters.com.  You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.


Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.


Thomas Cross contributes frequently to the Multimedia section at PopMatters.com, and he also pens the Diamond in the Rough column for GameSetWatch.

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