Author Archives: kunzelman

Consuming Problematic Media

I was re-reading Alexander Galloway’s Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization earlier today, and I came across this evocation of Magnus Enzensberger’s theory of the media: Taking his cue from Marx’s sometimes sarcastic rhetoric, Enzensberger offers readers the following political … Continue reading

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“No One Criticized Bioshock Infinite Before!”

All week long I’ve been reading tweets that have intimated that there has been some kind of sea change opinion shift in the way that Bioshock Infinite was received by audiences. The entire conversation has had a kind of “these damn hipsters” … Continue reading

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Like Mages and Murderdads on Facebook!

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys Baldur’s Gate and its various sequels, you might want to do both me and yourself a favor by clicking on this here link or the image below so that you can signal your “liking” … Continue reading

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Mages and Murderdads Episode 8

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George Orwell on Atrocities

But unfortunately the truth about atrocities is far worse than that they are lied about and made into propaganda. The truth is that they happen. The fact often adduced as a reason for skepticism–that the same horror stories come up … Continue reading

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On The Last Door: Season 2

I’ve been sitting on the second season of The Last Door for some time now, and I can’t really explain why. It was less an avoidance and more of a saving, like I wanted to make sure that I was in the right … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of The Witcher 2

Spoilers for The Witcher games. I’ve been playing through The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings very slowly over the past few weeks, and during my time playing through the game I am continually struck by how the series sets you up for a long-term … Continue reading

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