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Guest Post: Gradius III and Impossible Difficulty as an Avant-Garde Texture

By LeeRoy Lewin This latest guest post comes to us from game developer LeeRoy Lewin. Lewin is a member of  Washington-based dev collective VEXTRO and a regular contributor to JRPGs Are Dead. You can play his poem-game, Into the Mouth of Silence, on itch.io, and follow him at @wasnotwhynot. When difficulty in videogames is considered, it’s usually in terms […]


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A Special Radio Transmission: Steam and the Value of Videogames

It’s been awhile, but I’m pleased to present to you episode 6 of the Sufficiently Human Podcast! In this episode, we have with us special guest Austin Walker, a PhD candidate in Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario and formidable freelance games critic. Using the Steam Holiday Auction as a springboard, Walker joins […]


Theorypunk: Get It While Supplies Last

“In a world in which the subject has become a stranger to its [sic] labor, we use experience to incite awareness of the alienation in which one lives.”  -Lygia Clark, Nostalgia of the Body: “We Refuse…”, 1965 First, I know that nothing here will last. Lygia Clark, an artist whose work might have fallen into […]

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Why Comments Are Banned, And Always Fucking Will Be

The internet, we’ve all been told, is this mass democratizing conversation within a big virtual park. Anyone is allowed to participate (sort of)! We are told it’s an intangible space where people can safely share their opinions, innermost thoughts, and pornography (again, sort of). The internet is a place where people can congregate, form communities, […]