Ian Bogost is an incredibly smart man. He has done more to validate games within academic discourse than likely just about anyone. He and Lev Manovich are largely responsible for my pursuit of videogames as a subject for my own … Continue reading In Response to Ian Bogost’s “Video Games Are Better Without Stories”
The first photograph of a human being ever taken was that of an anonymous figure having his boots polished on Boulevard du Temple in Paris. Louis Daguerre—the French painter and chemist who invented daguerreotype process of photography—took this photograph in … Continue reading The Art of the Videogame: Photography
In the last entry into “The Art of the Video Game” series I discussed the nature of painting and its similarities to video games. If you haven’t read it I recommend checking it out here. In that piece I brought … Continue reading The Art of the Videogame: Theater
This is the first entry in what will be a monthly recurring column titled, “The Art of the Video Game.” In this column, I hope to examine the inherent interdisciplinary nature of video games as an art form and their … Continue reading The Art of the Videogame: Painting
This isn’t the type of thing I usually write for this site but I felt like I had to get it out. I’m not sure if its the current political climate or I’ve just reached a boiling point with racial … Continue reading The Video Game Industry Has A Race Issue
If you’re a gamer, odds are that you have a friend, family member, or significant other that you wish was into video games but just isn’t. We all want to share our obsession with our loved ones but the barrier of … Continue reading The Game Guide For Non-Gamers
Sorry, I’ve been away and unable to post for a while but grad school will do that to you every once in a while. I was actually working on a paper titled, “Absorption and Reality Effects: Examining Methods of Absorption … Continue reading How Do Games Create Immersion?
Fallout 4 is a massive game. Like most of Bethesda’s open world RPGs the game is vast and filled with a seemingly endless number of things to do. You can quite literally put hundreds of hours into Fallout 4. In addition to being … Continue reading Why I Prefer Rocket League To Fallout 4