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How the Antagonist Affects Character Arc

We often think of the antagonist as an external obstacle to our protagonist’s forward motion. by K.M. Weiland The antagonist is usually a physical entity, something standing in the way of our protagonists’ ability to achieve their physical goals and perhaps even threatening our protagonists’ lives or their physical well-being. Consequently, it can be easy to forget that antagonists are …

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[Video]: David Cage’s Mind Games

‘The purpose of storytelling was to avoid pain… to limit pain… and to give meaning.’ As film studios increasingly live or die by whether or not they can conjure blockbusters, they turn to other mediums for fresh material (and pre-existing fan-bases). At the same time, the sophistication and mainstream appeal of gaming culture has finally begun to elevate it into …