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How Video Games Let Me Go Back Home

As I first stepped through the train doors in Yongenjaya, a wave of nostalgia hit me. This was the station I went to on a nearly daily basis for school as a child. I recognized the positioning of the stairs and how crowded the platforms were. It almost felt like…

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Style Without Understanding: The Camerawork of Red Dead Redemption 2

Late last year Jason Schreier at Kotaku reported that, deep in development, Red Dead Redemption 2 received, black widescreen bars (also known as letterbox bars). They were apparently added to make it “feel more cinematic, like an old-school cowboy film.” The news made me livid. So much time, effort, and reported labor exploitation went into the pursuit of this superficial idea of what…

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