Category Archives: Nick Hanford

A Week with Watch Dogs

As I’ve spent more time with them, the cities that I have lived in or frequented have often slowly shrunk as I got to understand them better. As I knew where I was based on a landmark or could quickly … Continue reading

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Ideologies of Failure and Production in Action Painting Pro

Action Painting Pro (APP) is a small, free game that turns MS Paint into a platformer. Players jump around the screen collecting the different tools which the player then becomes, covering the screen in a mess of colors. Failure here … Continue reading

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Always in Alpha Podcast, Ep. 2: Titanfall and Hype

We’re back for another Always in Alpha Podcast to talk about Titanfall and its hype–just in time for you to listen before Titanfall comes out on Xbox 360. Streaming:

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Always in Alpha Podcast, Ep. 1: Twitch Plays Pokemon and Genre

We’ve recorded a podcast! Laquana Cooke, Nick Hanford, Candice Lanius, and myself sat down at Finnbar’s, our local pub last week. This is the first of two or three podcasts that came out of that conversation. Laquana had to leave … Continue reading

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On Gaming Audiences: Players, Personas, and Perceptions

With “Twitch Plays Pokemon” coming to a close (or at least it’s first playthrough), I think it’s a good time to talk about the audiences of games. There is something interesting happening on Twitch with this and its counterparts – … Continue reading

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The Wolf Among Us, Episode 2: A Nick, Gaines, and Stephanie Review

From Nick: I’ve been thinking about games recently through the lens of Objective Game Reviews and their ridiculous idea of objectivity’s applicability to games, so I’d like to start with an objective game review of The Wolf Among Us, Episode … Continue reading

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PCA/ACA Panel Presentation at Chicago in April

Laquana Cooke, Jason Coley, Stephanie Jennings, and I will be in Chicago for PCA/ACA Conference in April.  We’re doing a panel together, talking about how agency and identity are accessed and established by the various roles available players in video games. Joshua … Continue reading

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