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The Difficulties of Sports Video Games

“Madden Sucks” Enter the title of any mainstream video game followed by the word “gameplay” into a YouTube search, and you will soon be presented with a wealth of user-captured evidence of what video games look like. Some of this … Continue reading

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The Den of the ChillerFont (and an Almost Manifesto)

Since everyone in class asked so nicely, this post will be devoted to the YouTube channel I started last summer, at the urging of a couple good friends of mine from back in Ohio. The name of the channel, “ChillerFont,” … Continue reading

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Whither? The End of Cyberspace (Or, If It Won’t End, Let’s “Kick Ass” Instead)

In the past, when I’ve begun posts by disclosing that their titles and topics were dictated by the class I’m taking at UT, I think I tended to take a sort of humdrum tone about it. Well not this time! … Continue reading

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Space Invaders: In Which “Space Invaders” Is Not Actually Mentioned

This post is coming a week late (I mention this because most people reading the post likely have an immediate familiarity with the relevant syllabus, if you get my meaning)  because last Tuesday I was tasked with leading an in-class … Continue reading

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Now Museum, Now You Don’t

My efforts to bring video games and art history together in this space would be significantly lacking if I did not make mention of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “The Art of Video Games” exhibition, which opened on Friday. Rather … Continue reading

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Phillips, Whaff, etc.

Well, it’s finally happening. By this point in my life I have sent almost everyone I know a link to a piece by Grantland’s Brian Phillips, and now I’m finally sending one to YOU. Brian Phillips has written something for … Continue reading

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A LittleBigReaction

For my course at UT Austin I’ve been asked to react to a blog post by a fellow student, which was itself a response to the same prompt that I dealt with in my last post. Lucky for me, not … Continue reading

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