Arcade Fire #4: October 6 – October 11th ||

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By Kevin L. Clark

Here, we spotlight the movements, mods, and works of art within gaming culture for your ultimate enjoyment. The weekly post is your central point to see just how video games influence the world around us.

Minecraft, one of the most imaginative places to create, gave incited minds another reason to celebrate its existence. YouTuber Trislux recreated Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro‘s horrifyingly addictive game — Silent Hill — in Minecraft. VG24/7‘s Matt Martin hasn’t turned off the lights since watching the creepy recreation, which you can watch here.

Goat Simulator fans are being threatened with throwing in their copies for a new experience. The John Hopkins University created game, I Am Dolphin, isn’t looking to win 2014’s Game Of The Year, but Ecco this is not. It’s something great and is already aiding those in stroke recovery to get back to their best selves. Players control Bandi the bottlenose dolphinSimon the Commerson’s dolphin or Zoey the orca by running their finger along an iOS screen. The sea creatures trail the motion with naturalistic gestures that simulate muscles and bones.

If you were amidst the millions (and millions!) to attend this year’s New York Comic Con then you got a chance to witness PlayStation Network‘s debut show, Powers. Starring Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) and Susan Heyward, the duo are front and center in Brian Michael Bendis‘ superhero saga. Ten episodes will be airing this December just in time for those gifts under the tree. You can watch the trailer for the comic book adaptation here.

If you see anything that you feel is culturally relevant, artistic in merit, or just all-around cool for gamers — please don’t hesitate to let us know @HaroldGoldberg, @KevitoClark, and @HarryRabinowitz.

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