The Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast

Why Do We Love Shooters?

by G. Christopher Williams

11 April 2016

The variations on how we can murder pixels on a screen seems nearly limitless.
Hardcore Henry (STX Entertainment, 2016) 

Since Hardcore Henry released over the weekend (a film that I will be writing about later this week), it seemed that it might be apropos to re-run an older episode of the Moving Pixels podcast about the ubiquity of the shooter in American gaming.

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.

  
This 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.

This episode features discussion by G. Christopher Williams and Nick Dinicola.

This podcast is also available via Soundcloud.

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