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
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:
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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