the artistry and psychology of gaming


Web Woods (Donkey Kong Country 2)

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

July 2012 is Forest Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at Web Woods from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, a map-based Platformer for the SNES.

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Alan Wake

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in Reviews | 0 comments

Alan Wake finally makes its way onto the PC: is this a dream worth remembering, or a nightmare you can’t wait to wake up from?

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Top 10 Ways To Incite Horror In Gamers

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in From the Archives | 0 comments

This list explores the 10 best ways that game creators use to scare you. Originally published on GameFAQS.

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The Underwhere (Super Paper Mario)

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2011 is Nintendo Month for Oases of Beauty: a look at worlds from games from each generation of Nintendo consoles. Today’s featured world is The Underwhere from Super Paper Mario, a Action-Adventure game for the Wii.

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