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The Naive “Post-Racial” Future of ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’

‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ is naïve in its progressivism, and to sing its uncritical praises is to underestimate the ability of video games to tell better stories.

Mar 23, 2022
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Are You a Boy? Or Are You a Girl?

For those who want to play with gender, games are sometimes a safer setting in which to experiment and discover.

Jun 28, 2021
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How to Live Under Capitalism, According to ‘Stardew Valley’

‘Stardew Valley’ doesn’t challenge capitalism by trying to escape from it, but by teaching a lesson on generosity.

Jan 14, 2021
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How My Depression Ruined ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

When I save, quit, and reload, I’m in control.

Sep 3, 2020