Moving Pixels Podcast

The Superhero and the Video Game

by G. Christopher Williams

21 March 2011

Originally conceived of as a discussion of the best superhero video games of all time, the Moving Pixels Podcast crew quickly discovered that super powered games have been -- for the most part -- less than super.
 

Originally conceived of as a discussion of the best superhero video games of all time, the Moving Pixels Podcast crew quickly discovered that super powered games have been—for the most part—less than super. 

With that in mind, our discussion of the presentation of superheroes in video games became, instead, a discussion of the history of the superhero in video games—more particularly the refinements that have lead to more interesting gaming experiences within this genre.
  

This podcast is also available via iTunes.

 

More discussion of superheroes in video games:

I Want My Online Games Less Massive, More Heroic by Rick Dakan

Coming Full Circle: My Journey from City of Heroes to DC Universe Online by Rick Dakan

A Single Player Experience in a Multiplayer Universe: The DCU Online Beta by G. Christopher Williams

Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich by G. Christopher Williams

Batman: Arkham Asylum by G. Christopher Williams

 

Our podcast contributors:

Rick Dakan is a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog as well as to the Gamma Testing podcast.

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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