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The Moving Pixels Podcast Kills Nazis Again, in 'Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus'

This week, Nick and Eric take up arms in order to free America from the Nazi regime, and occasionally talk about Wolfenstein: The New Colossus.

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'Hardcore Henry' Tells Gamers Sorry, There Is No Princess

Hardcore Henry questions gamers' instinctual need to fulfill a particular role within the context of a presumed masculine identity.

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'Superhot': It Is Super. It is Hot.

The rhythmic dance of bullet ballet, dodge and discharge, sidestep and slash, is a taste that is acquired, and you must acquire this taste. You must play Superhot.

Eric Swain
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Can Video Game Mechanics Be “Trashy”?

Speed is the pornography of video games. Like adding skin to a film, adding speed to a game isn't usually about making the game a more thoughtful experience. It is about exciting its audience's instincts on the most visceral level possible.

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A Tale of Two Shooters: 'Spec-Ops: the Line' and 'Black'

Spec-Ops: The Line has been critically lauded as a game that takes a hard, self-aware look at the shooter genre. But all good shooters are self-aware. It's how they're able to distill conflict into something fun that matters.

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Transitional Period: Adapting PC Genres to Consoles

The first-person shooter has made compromises for consoles and is now flourishing, but the same can’t be said for the real-time strategy genre.

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Battlefield: Bad Company

A first-person shooter focused more on fun than authenticity or a deeply written narrative is actually a bit refreshing.

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Halo 3

Halo 3 may be the most important video game of all time.

Jason Cook
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Bioshock

The implications of spliced human beings going insane with addictions for genetic material are enough to sit with you long after you're done playing.

Arun Subramanian
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Shadowrun

Shadowrun feels like a briefly entertaining speed bump on the road to Halo 3.

Ryan Smith
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Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

Call of Duty has nothing to do with the reality of World War II. It is a heroic version of an idea that we hold about being in a war that most us of don't remember, but only understand through movies and books.

Gregory Trefry

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