The Joy of Justified Nostalgia

“He was suggesting that I only consider Earthbound to be my favorite game because I choose to remember it as such.”

Love Issue – Theme Recap

September was Unwinnable’s month of love.

This is Not Your World: An Essay in Two Parts

I. I’ve been reading a lot of critic Susan Sontag’s early essays of late. I’ve been motivated by a desire to have my own approach to criticism influenced more by that of other critics, and I’ve been influenced heavily in the way Sontag takes a work of art at face value. Explicit in her essays from the late ’60s, “Against Interpretation” and “On Style,” and implicit in the rest of her writing, is this refusal to separate an artwork’s “form” from its “content.” That is, she refuses to separate an artwork into what it “is” (a canvas, brushstrokes, colors, frame),

Hinawa Dies

Teddy Diefenbach encounters an emotional moment in Mother 3 and sees the power of words in play.

It Never Ends

In his Unwinnable debut, game designer Teddy Diefenbach talks about fedoras and denouements – neither of which he’s yet been able to pull off.