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Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Storytelling in War Games

Conflict is necessary for storytelling, and video games have often used one of the most overt representations of conflict possible to tell their tales, the battlefield.

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Searching for the Other Castle: Women As Objectives

Curiously, no matter how fiercely critics react to poor treatment of women, the portrayal of female characters in AAA games seems actually to be getting worse. Women are almost entirely unrepresented, and when they are represented, they exist only as a player objective.

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An Open Letter to Cliff Bleszinski Following the Release of 'Gears of War 3'

Epic's lead designer expressed dissatisfaction with some unexpected criticisms of Gears 3. But those criticisms aren't without warrant.

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No Glory for Gears

In Gears 3, the series’s iconic gritty brown-grey aesthetic finally couples with narrative and gameplay to actually tell a truly melancholy and sobering war story.

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Scary Transmedia Synergy Within the 'Gears of War' Universe

Perhaps in this age of serialized television, franchise-driven films, and transmedia everything, the very idea of a stand-alone product is antiquated.

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For the Horde: Marxism in 'Gears of War'

The Gears of War series, up to the third, has followed all the steps of a proletariat revolution.


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