Modern Roguelikes And The Value Of Life For the third year in a row, ACP will be presenting panels at Connecticon! Brooklyn Nine Nine, And Breaking The Mold [SPOILERS] A Link Between Worlds, And The Euthyphro Dilemma Check out the latest ACP podcast! (Episode 8)
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Beyond Two Souls pt.1 : Beyond Single Player

Beyond Two Souls represents an interesting entry into David Cage's gameography.  Prior to Heavy Rain, all of is games had incorporated supernatural elements into them.  Heavy Rain, while strange at times, eschewed supernatural themes and largely focused on the mundane ...

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Creators of Sherlock Deliberately Make “The Empty Hearse” Full of Fans’ Favorite Surprises

After a staggeringly long two years, Sherlock premiered its third series on the BBC this month. All the questions that have singed in fans’ minds – how did Sherlock Holmes fake his death, what’s with John’s mustache, what’s Sherlock been doing, ...

This movie is really all about him.

The Desolation of Smaug: From Book to Silver Screen

The second installation of the Hobbit trilogy is, to be honest, much of what one would expect from the same director of Lord of the Rings. And in fact, that’s exactly the problem. While some issues will always arise when ...

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On Sparkle and Random Number Generators

As probably none of you know, I am currently employed as a substitute teacher. During one of my assignments, I had the pleasure of observing first graders play the game Sparkle. As I watched, I realized the game was a ...

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Conformity and Unlikely Changes of Heart: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Both How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Christmas Carol begin with the same premise: an unliked outcast, with no real friends, despises the love and charity that the holiday season represents. Due to his anger over Christmas, the outcast ...

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A Brief Overview Of The Many Home Alone Games

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Chalkey's column at Retroware. For more articles on classic era video games, be sure to follow him over at The Cultural Gamer. Big thanks to Retroware for being so supportive! Culturally speaking, the ...

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ACP Podcast Episode 4: The Holiday One

In this episode, we talk about our favorite holiday themed movies: A Christmas Story, Muppets Christmas Carol, Edward Scissor hands, and definitely not Eight Crazy Nights. We also talk about Frozen, and at some point or another Marten gets fired ...

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Ways Gamers Are Spreading Holiday Cheer

For a culture largely engrossed in an activity that seems like solitary staring at a screen and button mashing, the gamer community has a surprisingly large emphasis on the community part. And like any family, there are occasionally some pretty ...

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Elsa and Elphaba: Princesses, Witches, and Power

Thanks to a wildly successful marketing campaign, there is one thing that Disney's female protagonists must be: Princesses. Disney's new animated feature Frozen doesn't deviate, but it does try to change the parameters of "princess" as they pertain to agency ...

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[SPOILERS] Not Moving On: The morality underlying Carrie and Ju-On: The Grudge

Author's note: this article reveals the ends of both films. With Carrie, that’s probably no big deal. Ju-On, however, is worth watching as unspoiled as possible; the mystery is so key to the experience of unease. For Halloween, a few friends ...