In episode four of the Sufficiently Human Podcast, Zolani and I discuss what it means to leave videogames through the context of a close reading of Deirdra “Squinky” Kiai’s Ruin Jam game, Quing’s Quest.
In this episode, Zolani Stewart and I discuss the hyperaccelerated culture of games writing, the preoccupation with “newness” or immediacy in videogames as a capitalist myth, the importance of historical and cross-comparative study, and how to talk about games like Mountain in that context. “Context” must be an important concept here because I’m pretty sure I say it like 900 times.
TW: This article contains discussion of violent sexual acts and mental health issues. When I was a kid I was shown how to run my fingers through a flame without getting burned. It’s something I still like to do for fun, though I recall more than one occasion when the habit caused people in […]
Welcome to Episode 2 of the Sufficiently Human Podcast, which I guess is its name now!
“All art is quite useless” is a reasonably well-known quote by Oscar Wilde from the preface of his book, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Besides Wilde’s plea for the exemption of art from Victorian moral judgment, he does lay down a few truths that at the time would have been outrageous and even today are […]