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Moving Pixels Podcast: Who Do You Not Want to Be?

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Video games allow us to take on roles of people that we could never be. What happens when those people are people we would never want to be?

As an escapist medium, video games offer an experience that other mediums do not. You can imagine being Luke Skywalker or Spider-Man or any one of countless super humanly powerful or charming or interesting individuals from the movies or books or comics. However, you can only play witness to their heroic acts.


Video games allow you to be these people, though, not just thrill to their amazing feats from afar. What happens, though, when those people in video games are people that we would never want to be?
  


This podcast is also available via iTunes.


 

Our podcast contributors:


Rick Dakan is a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels podcast as well as the co-founder of Mob Rules Games.


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 and appears regularly on the Game Hounds podcast. 


 

You can follow the Moving Pixels blog on Twitter.

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