Moving Pixels Podcast

The Unsettling Allure of Violence in 'Hotline Miami'

by G. Christopher Williams

4 February 2013

Does Hotline Miami have anything to say about video game violence or does it just allow us to further exercise our own grossest tendencies?
Hotline Miami -- Calm After the Storm by
Tom Gurka (Dribbble, 2012) 

One of the more interesting indie titles of 2012 is the often unsettling, but often equally alluring and lurid Hotline Miami.

Does the game have anything to say about video game violence or does it just allow us to further exercise our own grossest tendencies?


  
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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 and appears regularly on the Game Hounds podcast.

Eric Swain is a frequent contributor to the Moving Pixels podcast and maintains his own blog on gaming, The Game Critique.

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