Archive | January, 2010
Chaser

Chaser

Download Link (PC) The above screenshot of Chaser may not strike many as particularly remarkable. I read the entry on Play This Thing and, well, I’m going to be honest: it looked like yet another retro conceptual indie game with pixelated graphics and a mission statement. Haven’t I played enough of those yet? I downloaded [...]

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The Stranger

The Stranger

Video games have always blurred the line between player and character. We tend to speak of our character’s actions as our own, even when the character is strongly characterized as a distinct third person. That line grows increasingly more vague when we take control of a silent protagonist or the “blank slate” character of an [...]

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The Slow-Burning Anticipation

When we discuss video games as art, comparisons are most frequently made to film (such as the infamous Citizen Kane/Metroid Prime story, for one). There’s nothing inherently wrong with making such comparisons – both film and video games are visually and aurally based media. Games like Uncharted 2 make sure we’re well aware of how [...]

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