Pushing Buttons is a place to talk about singular moments in video games that achieve a sense of ludonarrative resonance.

Pushing Buttons is a place to highlight those glorious occasions in which all established audio-visual ingredients are mixed with interactivity in such a way that your virtual actions trigger real emotions.

Pushing Buttons is a place to engage in critical analysis, working to understand everything so that you may become a better human being.

Pushing Buttons is a place to acknowledge that video games are still a young medium, and its ability to tell meaningful stories is affected in equal measure by what came before it, and what comes as a result of the developmental help we give it.

Pushing Buttons is a place to celebrate what video games are, what they were, what they can be, and what they will be.

My name is Aaron Williams, and I'll be taking you through Pushing Buttons. Each month, we'll investigate a different game that succeeds in the above criteria. I can't guarantee that I'll nail it every time, but hey, we're only talking about video games. Let's learn together.

Deep breath.

Here we go.

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