Tag Archives: Gaines Hubbell

Child of Light, Children, and Authorship

I bought Watch_Dogs this week. I played it. It’s a game. I have to admit that while I was playing Watch_Dogs this week, I was thinking about a different Ubisoft game. I wanted to finish my new game+ on Child … Continue reading

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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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Dialogue Options: Where’s the Rhetoric?

Last year, Stephen Beirne pointed out the way dialogue in video games is treated as an obstacle—not a part of gameplay. Beirne’s right. But, I’m going to look at why Beirne’s right, particularly for games with dialogue menus. Simulation is … Continue reading

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Critics Speak a Language and It Speaks Us

Laura Parker argued recently that BioShock Infinite made it clear, at least among critics, that a video game can be art, and Chris Suellentrop responded with a defense of the vibrant state of video game criticism in 2013. For what … 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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The Wolf Among Us: A Gaines, Nick, and Stephanie Review

So, what’s the deal with The Wolf Among Us? Well, I’m only just now getting around to playing through The Walking Dead, so I called in some reinforcements on this one: Stephanie and I did two play-throughs together, and Nick … Continue reading

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360 No Scope Corny Shoot: The 7th Generation of Games

By Gaines So, Critical-distance.com does a segment called Blogs of the Round Table (BoRT), which I like because it often pulls the occasionally disparate communities of video games bloggers together around a single topic, building the community, and it has … Continue reading

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