Tag Archives: Bioshock

Contemplating The Mirror: Manhunt Revisited

Memories Rockstar’s Playstation 2 games were the video nasties of my generation. I remember my father reading an article in USA Today about prostitution in Grand Theft: Auto Vice City and telling me that I couldn’t have it. Likewise, the … Continue reading

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Where Art Belongs: The Interactivity and Politics of Video Games

A while ago, I read Where Art Belongs by Chris Kraus, in which he explores the position of art in our current society. Kraus discussed specific instances of contemporary art, such as installation galleries, political zines, music; he didn’t classify … Continue reading

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The Incredible Machine: Auto-Amputation and Incredipede

What happens to your body when you play games? Or, more specifically, how do you think of your body when you enter a game space, when you begin to identify with not your own self, your “meat,” but rather with … Continue reading

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Dishonored, Kickstarter, and the Nostalgia Delusion

I’m tempted to think this is all Tim Schafer’s fault. At the beginning of 2012, “indie” meant the same thing that it did with Kyle’s article in April, just after the release of FEZ: 8-to-16-bit platformers with a twist. At … Continue reading

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“It’s Not About You”: Marathon II: Durandal

One of the most common games of nerd one upmanship is “I knew them before they were cool.” Bands, movies, whatever. For games, the phenomena is even more prominent. Although some classics still play as easy as the day they … Continue reading

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