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Moving Pixels Podcast: A Game of Words, Exploring 'Device 6'

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Monday, May 12, 2014
This week we get lost in the text of Device 6.

This week we take a look at the twisty textual passages of Device 6. Device 6 treats text as a location and loses its players in the puzzling act of interpretation.
  




This podcast is also available via iTunes.


 

Our podcast contributors:


G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at PopMatters.com. You can find his weekly updates featured at 8-bit Confessional blog.


In addition to writing for PopMatters, 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.

Tagged as: device 6 | games | podcast | videogames
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Device 6 does a wonderful job conveying the physical layout of an environment, but does a relatively poor job conveying the unique characteristics of a location.
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Games seem like the medium that might best challenge the authority of the author, given as they are to allowing the player to manipulate their “texts", to build within their systems, and potentially to break, rearrange, or reorder them in some personally satisfying way. Games seem like that.
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