Moral Selectivity in Victims?

There’s always some drama about violence in film, violence in games, violence everywhere. And yes, in some cases we do seem to have been numbed to seeing violence on-screen; it’s not that big a deal anymore. But what always gains a universal reaction of horror and disgust is violence directed against animals – the cuter,…

Spotlight on: The Cave*

I figured it’d be appropriate, too, to mention villains that I haven’t actually studied academically – and therefore, due to time issues and what not, this will only be a villain snippet, but it’s a good way to introduce an interesting character anyway: The Cave is a puzzle-platform-adventure game and was released in 2013 for Xbox360, PS3,…

Why the heck villains? [Imperial March]*

Before starting the proper ‘Imperial March’ craziness and talking about specific villains, it might be a good idea to start in a more general manner in the sense of ‘Why villains, and what are we doing here anyway?’ Yes, why indeed? To be brief: because they are amazing, awesome, horrifying, and appeal to our darkest…

Contrast

Happy new year to everyone, though a little belated! Now that we’ve all (hopefully) recovered properly from all the celebrations, I’m just stopping by quickly again to leave my thoughts on yet another beautiful game that I got to play during the Christmas break. Contrast was released by Compulsion Games in November 2013 for Windows,…

Catherine

Because I have both time and semi-inspiration at the moment, there seem to be a lot more reviews waiting to be written than I thought. Therefore, it’s about time for my first video game review. First of all, I was pretty much raised as a gamer, and with a brother who is able to surprise…