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The Moving Pixels Podcast Unearths 'Uncharted 4'

This week the Moving Pixels Podcast discusses the final chapter of the Uncharted saga.

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‘Spec Ops: The Line’ Shames My Happy, Violent Memories

Spec Ops evokes your memories of other shooters while casting those memories in a new, more disturbing light.

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The Implicit Promise and the Uncharted Series

Setting our expectations about what a story is going to be is important to storytelling. The Uncharted series sometimes fails to meet the expectations that it establishes for its players.

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To Build a World or to Tell a Story?

Plot just provides us with a win condition, it is not necessary for the act of play. I can enjoy a game without plot, but I can’t enjoy a game without world building because that is a game without rules.

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Nathan Drake Shouldn’t Shoot People… He Should Punch Them

It lessens Drake’s heroism to see him shoot someone, not because it makes him a violent man, but because it makes him look weak.

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Overstaying Its Welcome: The Place of 'Uncharted 3' in the Medium

Unlike a video game hero, the action hero doesn't have to practice that tricky jump a dozen times, and he never gets wasted by a fluke grenade. The action and the story of a great blockbuster movie is designed to make the experience as novel and streamlined as possible.

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Sorry, But Our Princess Wants to Be in Another Castle

I’ve saved more than my fair share of “princesses in another castle” since 1985, but I didn't really see Chloe coming.


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