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Journey and the Myth

Journey is a game that tells so much by saying so little. There are signs all around your character as you make your way through the desert. The notes you and your partners emit, the tapestries floating in the air, … Continue reading

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(More Than) Moving Pictures: The Importance of Emotional Engagement in Games

When I was a kid, I loved all kinds of video games. What captivated me the most, however, was sprawling, epic JRPGs such as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, and Xenogears. I was drawn into their larger-than-life … Continue reading

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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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InnerSpeaker: Introspective Games Criticism as Cultural Ambassador

If you haven’t read Jenn Frank’s heartbreaking piece on the death of her mother and the meaning of the game Super Hexagon, well maybe you will now. As well, there was recently a strange companion piece where Cameron Kunzelman argues … Continue reading

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Journey to Rebirth

by Bruno Dion Steven Poole wrote a pretty compelling opinion piece about Journey, with the latter part truly being the kind of love letter this game deserves. What bothered me though, and incidentally what I want to tackle here, are … Continue reading

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The Journey of Life

by Dashiell Daniels Journey, a videogame created by thatgamecompany, the makers of Flower and flOw, tells the tale of a red-robed being travelling across a vast open desert and ancient cities toward a towering mountain. Through its simple landscape and … Continue reading

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EP: Journey

by Kate Welch This is the story of my overwhelmingly emotional playthrough of Journey. I played the first half of the game more or less on my own; I ran into a couple of fellow travelers, but our time together … Continue reading

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