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The Game Probe Series by Mike Jones – 7 episodes and counting

We have linked the Game Probe series before on gmzzz, but I think it’s time to post the whole series here.

For those of you who haven’t been following Mike Jones, he’s award winning teacher and writer with extensive experience in media technology, creative production, journalism, online development and critical analysis of screen culture. He has written more than two hundred published essays articles and reviews along with three books for students of screen media.

He uses his expertise to analyse video games in a fantastic series of video essays entitled Game Probe and has so far produced seven episodes, all of which can be found below. It’s an inspiring work that I recommend all of you to watch. For more of Game Probe be sure to check it’s original website. Enjoy!

Thief: The Presence of Self

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Half-Life 2: Unbroken Perspective

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Bioshock: Narrative Architecture

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Company of Heroes: Player as Cinematographer

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Portal: Spatial Metaphor

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Mirror’s Edge: Internal Perception

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Dear Esther: Is this a Game? What are the Rules?

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Did you know?

Thief: Deadly Shadows

Ion Storm decided not to name the game “Thief III” for fear that it would alienate console gamers who had never played the previous two titles.

I encourage developers who think this was a good decision to go fuck themselves.

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