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'The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth': Our Ongoing Love Affair with the Twisted Mind of Edmund McMillen

The evolution of this game corresponds to the core idea of Isaac himself, a steadily growing monstrosity that becomes continually more twisted and more interesting with each gross addition to itself.

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The Artist's Medium Is the Rules: The Games of Edmund McMillen

Ironically, the rules of McMillen's games are about creating situations in which players are confronted with their own foolish tendencies to follow the rules without thinking about them.

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Gaming and Masturbating, Masturbating and Gaming

Edmund McMillen's A.V.G.M. is a test of fortitude and relies on the assumption that gamers are unwilling to resist their own masturbatory instincts.

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Thinking About 'Cunt'

I had known of Cunt by reputation only. I knew that it bore the stamp of Edmund McMillen's central aesthetic, the grotesque, and thus, that it wasn't going to be pretty.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Watches 'Indie Game: The Movie'

Even if you don't play video games, you should see this movie.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Back to Isaac's Basement

The Moving Pixels podcast discusses the troubling, provocative, and alluring world of The Binding of Isaac.

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This is a Cry for Help

Edmund McMillen's collection shows the slow shift from just making games with an artistic edge, through the indie scene, and to the subsequent art games that are starting to become popular now.


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