Nicolas Scagnelli

nscagne1@binghamton.edu

31 Articles


Opinions

Realisitic visual styles in games are overrated

Video games are a compelling medium. They are home to some of the most unique and interesting stories ever told, although storytelling happens to be just one facet of video games. Gameplay,...


Opinions

Marvel Cinematic Universe needs hail mary to save it

The first article I wrote for Pipe Dream was about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It’s crazy how it’s been about a year since then. In that column, I wrote how the...


Opinions

Artists should be free to express themselves without pressure

I find it interesting when a piece of media garners controversy or negative attention. Now yes, there are certain cases in which art is made in a hateful way. That’s unfortunately a...


Opinions

Physical media's slow demise is awful

Video games have been a huge passion of mine since I was a kid. I have great memories of getting a game at the store, holding onto it during the ride home,...


Opinions

Cool media improves user experience

What does it mean to be cool? What does the word cool even mean? Apparently in the 1930s the modern colloquial meaning of the word cool started. Why the hell am I...


Sex Issue 2024

Talk about sex more

Sex. Woah. I feel like I’m going to get in trouble for writing that word. I’m so used to writing about anything but sex. It feels weird to talk about. It feels...


Opinions

Storytellers have responsibility to characters and readers

I’m deeply fascinated by storytelling. Think about some of your favorite fictional pieces. Whether it’s a book, a movie or even a poem — these are all facets for storytelling. When I...


Opinions

Unreliable narrators improve audience experience

Narrators are essential to any artistic story. Having a person frame and tell the story to the audience is a necessity. There are some standard expectations that arise when a narrator enters...


Columns

Passage of time heightens the experience of stories

Time makes stories better. I love stories. I’ve got nothing but respect, love and admiration for great storytellers. Stories have been a staple in human culture since the beginning of time, lining...


Opinions

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' pays great homage to the character

When you’re a kid, it’s easy to like surface-level things in life, or big pictures instead of tiny, minute details. When I was younger, I loved everything Spider-Man related because it was...