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Game reviews from the game scholar’s perspective, written to highlight what may be of interest for analysis.

Heavy Rain and the User-Character relationship

I am really excited about this game, Heavy Rain; I even bought a PS3 just to play it. The reason is because of possibilities for gaming like the ones described below. I’m reblogging this from Kotaku. Although I think its odd for the article quoted to suggest that the gaze will be a “new experience” or to suggest that playing a gazed-on character is the same as experiencing gaze, still, the suggestion is that Heavy Rain offers an interesting interpretation of the relationship between user and character has interesting potentials. Continue reading

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