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New Perspectives on 'Journey' and 'Earthbound'

In which I learn something new while traversing the desert and getting lost in Twoson.

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The Best Games of 2012

Coming as no surprise to gamers, the world didn't end this year. We've been staving off such disaster for decades now in the arcade and at home, so here are a few of the best titles of this otherwise apocalypse-free year.

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Discovering the Familiar in 'Journey'

Despite having reached the end of each journey, after the nomad shoots into the sky and lands back in the desert to begin anew, players are somehow still willing to pick up their controllers and travel across the familiar landscapes again.

Eric Swain
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Generation X Wants Its MTV, But It’s a VEVO World Now

Gen X’ers may still want their MTV, but the version they loved is as distant a memory as Valley Girl speak, parachute pants, and leg warmers. Wake up and smell the VEVO.

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Rock 'n' Roll Is Dead? Again?

Actor Jack Black recently joined a long line of prognosticators shaking the death rattle for rock 'n' roll. However, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl says, "There will always be rock 'n' roll." If saltine crackers are any way of judging, I'm with Grohl on this.

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In Support of Director's Cuts

What kind of material gets left out of the strongest video games? What would weaker games look like without any excess fat? Director's cuts could reveal broader lessons about the games that we play.

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'Journey' and Seeing the Best in My Fellow Gamer

Journey offers a glimpse at a kinder, more optimistic side of random matchmaking.

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Why 'Journey' Matters Is the Same Reason Why Video Games Matter

Journey is a significant milestone for video games, and I suspect that I’m not alone in celebrating it as a success and maybe even as a paradigm for video game artistry.

Brady Nash
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On Making that Holiday Music List and Checking It Twice

It's that time of the year, again. Music fans are making their lists of what they hope to find wrapped in pretty paper at Christmas, and music publications are making their lists of what should be on those lists. Now, I have something to say about lists.

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Are These the New Faces of Classic Rock?

Pick an established classic rock band which celebrated its heyday in the ‘70s and early ‘80s. The group stubbornly refuses to hang it up. They just need a new frontman.

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Journey

Don't Stop Believin'; don't... stop... believin'.

Dennis Cook
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Journey: Live in Houston 1981 - Escape Tour [DVD]

Twenty-five years ago, Journey was #1 on the charts and on stage. Chalk it up as another of life's great unsolved mysteries.


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