The catch-up coffee: Monday, February 20, 2017

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News by Britta S. Welcome to Digitally Downloaded’s regular catch-up news feature. With each issue we will bring you the best news that you may have missed. Grab the biggest mug you’ve got, fill it with your favourite brew, and catch up with us (and our favourite news anchor, Dee…

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We need more transgressive games, and transgressive game makers

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Game theory by Matt S. There’s a bit of controversy around NieR: Automata. Specifically, the short skirt of protagonist 2B, which likes to fly around the place like it’s made of the lightest material known, revealing 2B’s white underwear (yes the game’s producer has said that it’s the bottom of…

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on-why-we-need-to-stop-attributing

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Game theory by Matt S. Just before Christmas, Square Enix published a demo for the upcoming NieR: Automata. In a year that includes Persona 5, the sequel to my favourite turn-based JRPG ever made, and Blue Reflections, a game from my favourite game developer (Gust) featuring some of the most…

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The Friday Ten: Japanese gaming auteurs you should know

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“Auteur” means something a little different to “artist.” To put it in simple terms; Auteur is a theory within film criticism, which applies to film makers that are able to make films according to their personal artistic vision, and so those films then reflect, in a very meaningful way, the…

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