Monday, November 5, 2012

The Monster Within

i have a piece up on Midnight Resistance that talks about the recent Hotline Miami, the problems with how videogame critics tend to talk about stupid games, and the dark human impulses that lie behind the enjoyment of violent videogames. check it out!

feel free to leave comments here as well!

2 comments:

  1. You are aware of the post-credits part of the game though, right? Dennaton themselves tackle the very dilemma you're talking about in the endgame.

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  2. yes, i am aware of the post-credits part of the game. that...did not clear anything up for me. the only thing i could really gather from it was an assurance that it's just a videogame and isn't trying to say anything. which is very much a cop out, to me, given how the game sets itself up. if you feel it does do something more than that, and you're willing to explain, however, i'd love to hear it.

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