The Mushroom Industrial Complex: The Dark Economy of Princess Peach’s Mushroom Kingdom
Sure, Bowser seems like a bad egg. But are his attempts to kidnap the sitting head of state the main thing keeping the Mushroom Kingdom’s economy afloat? You say “evil tortoise wizard,” I say “job creator.”
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The Art of Narrativizing
How do you add a story where no story was ever intended?
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Think there aren’t many opportunities to be afraid of giant floating alien heads? Then you must not play many video games.
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Overthinking It Popfixers, Episode 4, “It’s a Me, Mario!”
The panel considers Koopa kidnappings, union insurance and the virtue and vice of one-man armies in this all-new, all-Mario episode.
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Open Thread for February 19, 2010
An Open Thread on the J.K. Rowling plagiarism lawsuit, Shutter Island and the 20th anniversary of Super Mario Bros 3.
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But Thou Must: Video Games and the Categorical Imperative
Immanuel Kant played rail shooters; Jeremy Bentham played sandbox games.
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Shrooms of Power: Who Really Rules the Mushroom World?
How widespread is the Toadstool dynasty?
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Through the Player’s Eyes
I was reading an essay called “Art and Answerability” by Mikhail Bakhtin the other day, where he makes the claim that one of the most important differences between novels and dreams is that in novels, we see the main character … Continued
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Analysis: Obama Plan Raises Taxes For Many Plumbers
Joe the Plumber was singled out in the last Presidential debate for his assertion that Obama’s tax plan would raise taxes on his future plumbing business. In fact, a careful analysis of Obama’s plan shows that almost all plumbers, particularly … Continued
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