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Big Breasts and Badasses: The Dividing Line of Gender Representation in Gaming

In which the author suggests that the new Lara Croft might be the best example of androgyny in gaming.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Exploring Open Worlds

The Moving Pixels podcast talks about what the open world genre means to the last decade in gaming and what kinds of worlds most compel players to explore them.

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Horror in Video Games: There's Seeing -- and Then There's Realizing What You're Seeing

My wife is right. The Necromorph known as a Slasher is extremely gross. But even though I played Dead Space for hours, I never noticed it.

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Civil Violence in the Old West: 'Red Dead Redemption'

Red Dead Redemption shows us over and over again that the bonds of society do little to quell man’s violent nature. Rather, man’s violent nature shapes the civilizations that we live in, creating a world of constant conflict on a personal and national level.

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Gaming and Politics in 2010

In 2010, a few big games seemed willing to take a risk and comment, directly and metaphorically, on current political events. Sadly, only one actually had something to say.

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Gun Control: The Video Game Obsession with the Sword and the Gun

The key observation to be made about the evolution of games into the violent extravaganzas of today is that, if you change the controller, you change everything.

Devon Campbell
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The Problem of the Inevitable (Yet Challenging) End in Video Games

Finishing certain video games is often a question of will rather than a test of skill.

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My Ending Is My Canon

My version of a story is bound to be different, but as co-author of my experience, it’s just as relevant as the developer’s version.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: 'Red Dead Redemption' Part 2

From New Austin to Nuevo Paraiso, we explore the motives and personalities that make up the plot of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: 'Red Dead Redemption' Part 1

Does this Grand Theft Auto-influenced open world Old West extravaganza live up to its gaming pedigree? Or does it maybe exceed all expectations?

Rick Dakan
Games

Father's Day Is Over, But Daddy Issues Remain in 'Bioshock 2' and 'Red Dead Redemption'

Baby Boomer films such as Star Wars taught us about the corruptible and corrupting influence of an authoritarian father; now games like Bioshock 2 and Red Dead Redemption explore Generation X's “daddy issues”.

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How Open Is Your Open World?

As worlds become more open they demand more attention, and there’s a clear trade-off between story and environmental details.

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Character Flaws in 'Red Dead Redemption'

The fake killing is old hat. The helping fake people sell fake medicine to other fake people, for whatever reason, that really got to me.

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Red Dead Redemption: A Linear Open World

New Austin is not an open world, not in the purest sense of the word, not at first.

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The Dastardly Achievement

If you have to draw the line concerning virtual misdeeds somewhere, I guess mine is at the railroad tracks.

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