Monthly Archives: April 2012

Abjection and the Video Game

Over at RPS, Jim Rossignol has a great article up about the way that bodily functions are represented and accounted for in video games. Rossignol highlights two reasons that biological functions like eating, urinating, etc. are included in games: 1. … Continue reading

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I Have Feelings About Handheld Video Games

I purchased a DSi. The last time that I had a handheld system was probably in middle school and elementary school. I played my Pokemon Red and Blue, my Dragon Warriors, my Dragon Warrior Monsters. A Link to the Past got … Continue reading

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Kill Screen Interviews Ken Levine

I am going to see Jacques Ranciere later today, so I don’t have time to make a well thought-out post, but I did happen to see this fascinating interview with Ken Levine that Kill Screen posted the other day. I recommend reading the … Continue reading

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Is the Aura the Same as Affect? A Response to a Lingering Question

I have a friend who has been asking Benjamin scholars, for a few years now, if affect and the aura are the same thing. It is a fair question, and there isn’t a hard answer to it, but I am … Continue reading

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A Quick Bit on Ellis’ Supergod

I am really busy. The semester is ending. I have books about feminism and science fiction to read, as well as some fairy tales. It has been that kind of year. Anyway, I read Warren Ellis’ Supergod this past weekend. If you … Continue reading

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Ten Disjointed Thoughts About American Vampire

American Vampire is Scott Snyder and Rafael Albequerque’s interpretation of vampire mythology in comics form. I read the first twenty five issues yesterday in one go. Here are some disjointed, but numbered, thoughts that I had about the comic so far. … Continue reading

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On The Republia Times

So somewhere on the internet I found a link to this game called The Republia Times (or just Republia) by Lucas Pope. The basic idea is that you are a newspaper editor in an oppressive regime whose family is being … Continue reading

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Suikoden vs Mass Effect

I am feeling brain sluggish today, so I don’t have anything super smart to tell you. The end of the semester is coming up, as some of you might be aware of, and that is a draining, horrific time for … Continue reading

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Crossed and the Reduction to Meat

My partner hates when I talk about beings “reduced to meat.” I might have stolen the phrase from someone, but what I am trying to get at with the phrase is that there is a clear dividing line between what … Continue reading

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Some Preliminary Thoughts on Groys’ Art Power

I started reading Boris Groys’ Art Power yesterday. Well, by “started reading” I mean that I slogged through the introduction; I find Groys fascinating but dry, which is probably more of a byproduct of translation than anything else. I enjoyed the opening … Continue reading

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