Browsing all articles from June, 2014.

Oculus Innocuous: Put It On Your Face

Oculus Innocuous: Put It On Your Face 

So there’s this thing, the Oculus Rift, right? It’s great: it fits on your face and it covers your eyes and it provides a 110 degree field of view and it’s covered in Gabe Newell’s slobber (and probably a bit of his phlegm which is probably pregnant with some of …

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Games with Attitude: Dino City is Friends with a Dinosaur

Games with Attitude: Dino City is Friends with a Dinosaur 

Do you remember 1992? Nirvana, November Rain, Michael Bolton, Aladdin and The Bodyguard and Wayne’s World. Mortal Kombat. Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Academics, in the distant future, will try to write about 1992, and they’ll all be consumed from within by a foreboding sense of dread, like a weird fiction …

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Indie Megabooth at PAX Prime

Indie Megabooth at PAX Prime 

PAX Prime is back this weekend, and with it comes the Voltron-esque configuration of the Indie Megabooth, the biggest independent games booth in the history of the convention. In a true showing of the kind of community that indie is known for, 30 developers from all over the world have …

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LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 24 – Hot and Steamy”

LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 24 – Hot and Steamy” 

Do you feel that? A yearning deep within your soul? Like a child spending his summer with a broken leg, you long for adventure. You suffer from an unsettling malaise brought on by the drudgery of your day-to-day life. As though posing for a late-nineties alternative album cover, you stare …

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Welcome to Version 2.0

Welcome to Version 2.0 

Pixels or Death was born on a shitty Dell computer in the Ohio State University medical library. It was a bleak, snowy day. I sat and typed on the machine’s creaky keyboard. Back then, it was just me.
Well, it grew and grew and now we have this. Welcome to Pixels …

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Spec Ops: The Line Isn’t Profound, It’s a Shooter

Spec Ops: The Line Isn’t Profound, It’s a Shooter 

I hate shooters.
I just thought I should get that out of the way up front. They’re just too busy trying to be self-important and Epic and cover a Grand Scope and really Touch On The Human Condition to step down from their lofty, ambitious pedestals to realize that the genre …

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Introducing The Long

Every now and then a site comes along that aims to change the face of videogames as we know them. That aims, through sheer dint of will and spirit, not to mention lengthy, 5,000-word dissertations drawing on the works of Kojima, Miyamoto, Bissell, Bogost, Proust, Hocking, Freud, Shakespeare, Newell, and …

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Introducing The Short

If brevity is the soul of wit, then The Short has cast soultrap all over wit, because this is where the short things live.
I get it. You love reading about videogames, but sometimes you don’t have the patience to sit through a whole, lengthy article. The Long, after all, is …

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The Evocative and Inspiring Preschtale

The Evocative and Inspiring Preschtale 

As this is the first of my posts here on music, I think you should get my musical origin story. I’ve been listening to music all my life, but C-jeff’s album “Preschtale” ushered me into the world of chiptunes, and past that into the indie kinda stuff you find linked …

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