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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.
01 Mar 2018
Playing a game in its alpha or beta form is like living in an unfinished house; it's habitable, but some things seem off or don't work or might get better (or worse).
16 Aug 2016
The most successful episodic games have mimicked television episodes. What could a purely game-like "episode" look like, though?
22 Jun 2016
Our drawing moves in circles and spirals, around us and our enemy, then swings from side to side quickly, as if dancing a jig.
23 May 2016
Hardcore Henry questions gamers' instinctual need to fulfill a particular role within the context of a presumed masculine identity.
14 Apr 2016
In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima uses the language of cinema in ways that are only possible in a virtual game.
27 Jan 2016
The Longest Journey isn’t just dated because it has obtuse puzzles and blocky graphics. It’s dated because it tells a serious story that it doesn't know how to take seriously.
02 Jun 2015
Valiant Hearts challenges the barbaric connotations of the appellation “the dogs of war” by making a dog, the only creature blind to the “essential” identity markers of nationalism and language, the hero.
16 Mar 2015
The dream of creating photorealistic video games seems odd to me when considering the medium itself, especially in contrast to other artistic mediums.
21 Jan 2015
When knowledge falls outside of that which is found on the Internet, it falls outside of modern understanding. Thus, games like these, which fall outside of the norm, become intensely compelling.
01 Dec 2014
Here are a few little games to put you in the spirit of the spooky season. How you will come out of the other side is up to you.
29 Oct 2014
Despite putting on display both the virtues and vices of man, Dark Souls does not make a judgment call about humanity, but rather leaves that up to the player.
13 Aug 2014
Within the spaces of darkness or the unknown, Beyond Two Souls asserts that we can exist without being shaped, manipulated, or brutalized by outside forces.
25 Jun 2014
Is the role of the video game critic to protect us from that which we may find offensive?
22 Apr 2014
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