Moving Pixels Podcast

Why Do We Love Shooters?

by G. Christopher Williams

13 August 2012

Doom, Space Invaders, Contra, light gun games, the variations on how we can murder pixels on a screen seems nearly limitless.
Space Invaders by
Chris Molotov 

Wolfenstein and Doom made them essential, but the shooter has been with us almost since the advent of the video game.  Space Invaders, Contra, light gun games, the variations on how we can murder pixels on a screen seems nearly limitless.

Thia week the Moving Pixels podcast focuses on our obsession with this form of the video game and asks why we love this particular virtual activity so very dearly.


  
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Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog and appears regularly on the Game Hounds podcast.

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

 

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