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I want to talk about family, memory, and story. I want to talk about how memories become stories — the kinds of stories that get repeated so often through the generations, they become enduring myths that…

This is the transcript of a Youtube video, which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/DWpjyTw8-Pc

Welcome to my video essay on NieR: Automata. In this video, I’d like to offer my critique on a game that was lauded by critics and embraced by fans. I’m going to lay out my case…

This article contains many, many spoilers for Outer Wilds.

When I think of Outer Wilds, when I run my mind over the sheer mind-blowing achievement of it, I’m struck all over again by amazement and wonder. There’s a sun that explodes, conjoined planets filling and emptying each other, a watery…

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“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” -Carl Jung

It begins with a door. A very unassuming door, a door that barely warrants a second glance. I…

This article contains spoilers for the first three episodes of Kingdom.

As we move into the second year of the COVID-19 nightmare, people have already begun to speculate about when the inevitable wave of “virus outbreak” movies (probably already in production) will hit us. Films that will satisfy the cathartic…

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It’s March 2021 and I’m tired. Not only has my state recently come out of one of the most intense lockdowns in the world, but I’ve also been working non-stop for over a month in a…

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A while ago now, my mum and I became obsessed with the show “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”. It’s a documentary series that involves dramatic re-enactments of real, life-threatening events and miraculous survivals. People recount their stories…

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Everywhere you look these days, there is 80s nostalgia — TV shows and movies eager to remind us of the glory days of walkie talkies, poofy hair and first dates at the arcade. And while a…

Why did The Last of Us 2 have me play with the dog?

This is the question I keep coming back to, months after my playthrough of the game. If you’ve played it, you know exactly what bit I’m talking about. After playing through three in-game days, the game flashes…

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“Yet, here I am. The place I spent my whole life escaping.”

These are En’s first thoughts as her spaceship touches down on a cold, distant planet. …

Kat (Pixel a Day)

I (Kat) have a PhD in psychology but I’ve decided I would rather rant excitedly about games instead. I make video essays and write blog posts and articles. ​

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