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Pitfalls of a BA Thesis

Every month we produce one episode specifically for our Studying Pixels Plus members. This here is one of them. To access...

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My Life in New Game Plus

Some games are designed to be played over and over again. And others, we just return to every once and while...

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Hidden Mechanics

Some games deliberately hide certain mechanics to make player actions feel more satisfying—such as barely escaping death—or secretly track player actions...

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How Video Games Became Fake News

Video games have repeatedly intersected with fake news. Whether it is the absurd claim that Hideo Kojima assassinated the former prime...

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Game Worlds to Take a Vacation in

Have you ever played a game and just thought to yourself: “wow, I would really love to take a vacation in...

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How Persona works

Every month we produce one episode specifically for our Studying Pixels Plus members. This here is one of them. To access...

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Subverting Hypermasculinity

Men must be strong, show little emotion, and speak with violence—that is an exceedingly common trope in video games, referred to...

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The Quarry

After it’s surprise hit Until Dawn, Supermassive Games has rather consistently underwhelmed fans of cinematic, decision-based horror games. The Quarry is its attempt to...

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Summer Game Fest 2022: Mediocre at best

Since E3 is taking an extended vacation, Geoff Keighley has taken it upon himself to fill the summer lull with a...

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