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Art is in the eye of the player

Videogames, by definition, have always had an element of choice within them. After all, interactivity separates games from other, more passive forms of entertainment. But what is extraordinary is the recent advent of games incorporating choice into their narratives and character arcs in order to say something meaningful either about the human condition, the wider…

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Dumbledore: Great wizard, terrible education administrator

Dumbledore may have been critical player in the defeat of Voldemort, but let’s be clear, as the administrator of an educational institution, his managerial skills were, by every objective measure, severely deficient. Let’s ignore the blatant lack of safety regulations and enforcement mechanisms to prevent his students, under his duty of care, being mauled by…