Difficulty can be frustrating. It can also create challenge for the player.
This week the Moving Pixels Podcast considers how difficulty contributes to the pleasure and pain of gaming.
This podcast is also available via iTunes.
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Our podcast contributors:
Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.
Thomas Cross contributes frequently to the Multimedia section at PopMatters.com, and he also pens the Diamond in the Rough column for GameSetWatch.
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