Russian Doll: taking purpose from a life of gaming

Russian Doll is not the first TV show or movie to contemplate our overall purpose in the universe, or lack thereof, whilst trapped in a time loop. 

However, the show offers some insightful perspective about the power of playing out the same experiences over and over again – whether in a real world or a videogame.

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Monster, fascist, freedom fighter? Defining the bad guys in Doom Eternal and Bioshock Infinite

When released in 1984, the lightgun shooter Hogan’s Alley gave gamers a crude means of shooting an approximation of a generic bad guy through their screen. Yet after decades of software and hardware development, the sophistication of more modern first person shooters still ultimately hinges on the simplistic and cathartic appeal of blasting away and blowing up wrong ‘uns.

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