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Colonial Power in 'Dishonored 2'

Emily is no representative of lawful order in an otherwise chaotic world.

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Personal Identity and Gaming in Today's Political Landscape

Video games have made me used to inhabiting the skin of others. For many of us, this is one of the biggest reasons we play games.

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Waiting for Sombra

The trauma felt by the Sombra ARG participants is actually grounded in expectation of fairness.

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The Anti-Zen of 'Thumper'

There is no tranquility in the music, only menace.

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The Bric-a-Brac of Games

In gaming generally, relevant and irrelevant objects are forever separated because mixing them up might be too confusing for the player.

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Complications in the 'League of Legends' Challenger Series

Something has to change for League of Legends, and it just so happens that any major decision will have long term consequences not just for LoL eSports, but for eSports as a whole.

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I Don't Get 'Pokémon Go'

I’ve never felt more out of touch.

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'Dark Souls', Bicycles, and Level Design

How well could you draw a map of your favorite video game level?

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'Overwatch' and Anger Issues

I get angry in Overwatch not because I hate to lose, but because most of the time when I do lose, I can see so clearly how the loss could have been avoided.

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Playing the Pacifist in 'Dark Souls III'

I’ve become some sort of playful anthropologist.

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Getting Social with 'Dark Souls III'

If I invade and murder you, it’s for your own good. I swear.

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Notes on Cultural Gaming

I would love to see more characters and events inspired by other cultures beyond the use of that culture as set dressing.

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The Politics of 'Pandemic - Legacy'

It’s October, and the world is ruined. And I’m to blame.

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The Barkley Marathon and Incomprehensible Game Design

The challenge of understanding something enough to beat it is part of the joy of unraveling incomprehensible game design.

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Hope and Despair in Video Games

There are moments in games that capture the feud waged in ourselves between hope and despair.

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Making 'Netrunner' More Casual

For Netrunner, the rules can only bend so far.

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Love-Hating 'Fallout 4'

Every time that I find something to love about Fallout 4, some tiny, inconsequential element takes me out.

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The Games I Fear to Play: Reflecting on the Personal in Games

It is reasonable to entwine personal feelings with games. We assign meaning to our actions, even at play, a time when we think ourselves most free.

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The Borderlands of 'Cibele'

Cibele manifests the borderlands of youth in the shiny pink and purple screen of a young woman’s computer.

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