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'Game Art': Letting the Developers Speak

In Game Art, Matt Sainsbury is asking questions of video game developers that one might ask a movie director or a novelist or a painter.

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“I would kill the world before it did you harm”

I have seen Donkey Kong scoop up Pauline countless times, climb to the top of the girders, and I still went chasing after the two without a thought. Shadows of the Damned explores the endlessness of the male mythologies of video games.

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'Shadows of the Damned': Punk's Not Dead?

Visceral, scatological, and sexual... Suda51 is clearly back, but does his punk aesthetic still make sense in the gaming subculture's current climate?

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The Meaning of Meaninglessness in 'No More Heroes'

The game slyly informs the player of the pointlessness of their actions by making the motion to recharge Travis' beam sword a mimic of masturbation--another act that achieves nothing but a brief satisfaction and a mess that needs to be cleaned up afterwards.

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Knowing Across a Distance: Mediation in 'Killer 7'

A look back at one of the most unique games of the last decade and its intriguing theme of mediation and the effect it can have on reality.

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Is Suda 51 the Alfred Hitchcock of Video Games?

While Suda 51's public persona is one manufactured within the kind of punk sensibility of a Johnny Rotten, it's still as carefully crafted as the celebrity auteurship of Alfred Hitchcock.

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No More Heroes

Whether you'll enjoy No More Heroes really boils down to whether you're the kind of person who can make fun of yourself or you take yourself so seriously that you don't get the joke.

L.B. Jeffries

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