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Before Your Eyes features a unique gameplay set in the afterlife guided by a ferryman. Players move through the story with blinking tracked by webcam. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

‘Before Your Eyes’ encourages its players to be more present

“Before Your Eyes” uses our real-time blinks to control the outcome of its story.
Nathan Hughes, Contributing Writer Apr 23, 2021

I wouldn’t consider myself to be a gamer. In fact, I had not played an entire video game in years, before sitting down this week to play Will Hellwarth and Skybound Games’...

Florian Zeller’s debut feature film “The Father” follows a man named Anthony, an Alzheimer’s patient whose mind gradually deteriorates as the film progresses. The film concluded with a tearful finale, spiraling into utter disorientation. (Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Forgotten memories remain alive in ‘The Father’

Florian Zeller’s debut feature is a poignant, inventive portrayal of Alzheimer’s disease.
Nathan Hughes, Contributing Writer Apr 1, 2021

My grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2015. I have seen how complicated Alzheimer’s is as a disease, often worse for the family than it is for the patient. While...