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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.
12 Jul 2011
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.
14 Mar 2011
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.
07 Mar 2011
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