Why Are We So Afraid to Walk?

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  1. Reblogged this on kylanknowler.com and commented:
    Miguel Penabella is a writer and literary academic whose works have appeared in publications such as Haywire Magazine, Killscreen, First Person Scholar, among others. His site, Invalid Memory, mostly hosts excerpts and links to his published work elsewhere, with some exceptions, but it is nonetheless a useful hub through which to follow his work.

    “Why Are We So Afraid to Walk?” is, so far, my favourite piece of Penabella’s, not only because it is tightly and beautifully written, but because it airs a position on “walking simulators” too rarely voiced, including several observations I’ve held myself since the style first found its footing in the medium and began to climb into a position of focus for many of us. As Penabella states, “a lack of common critical understanding is failing these games.” After hitting the jump to the article summary from here, scroll down and follow the provided link to read his full thoughts on the matter at Killscreen.

    You don’t mind a bit of a walk, do you?

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