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Chris Gaerig
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Chris Gaerig is a UX designer with a Master of Science in Information specializing in human computer interaction from the University of Michigan. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Culture from the University of Michigan.


Reviews

Wednesday, October 1 2014

'Band on Tour' Is an iOS App Developed by Musicians to Help Book Shows

While going to individual venue websites and finding booking information was usually a hassle before the advent of mobile apps, searching for that same information took less time than using this particular app.


Monday, August 25 2014

Hohokum

The game plays like it belongs in a museum, one of those interactive displays that invites people to navigate the art rather than stare at it.


Tuesday, May 20 2014

'Transistor': 'Bastion' Has a Little Brother

Attempting to copy-and-paste what made Bastion powerful misses the point behind its influence and presents new complications for Transistor.


Sunday, April 20 2014

'Fez': Revisiting Exceptional Design

Curiously, getting lost in Fez's pixelated world becomes the game's greatest pleasure.


Friday, January 31 2014

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Tomb Raider is no longer the platforming, puzzle solving adventure that it, as a series, built a legacy on. What this iteration does do is transform the franchise into the ever pervasive cinematic action thriller that has grown increasingly familiar in the medium.


Madden NFL 25 [22.Sep.13]
NCAA Football 14 [14.Jul.13]
NCAA Football 13 [6.Aug.12]
Sniper Elite V2 [21.Jun.12]
The Splatters [24.May.12]
NHL 12 [6.Oct.11]
Madden NFL 12 [11.Sep.11]
Dirt 3 [23.Jun.11]
Goldeneye 007 [14.Dec.10]
NCAA Football 11 [10.Aug.10]
NBA 2K10 [8.Nov.09]
NHL 2K10 [29.Oct.09]
Madden NFL 10 [10.Sep.09]
Punch-Out!! [21.Jul.09]
Deadly Creatures [31.Mar.09]
Skate It [13.Jan.09]
Wii Music [13.Nov.08]
Bun B: II Trill [24.Jun.08]

Blogs

Tuesday, January 24 2012

A Single Player Tutorial: Single Player Mode in 'Battlefield 3'

After settling into the competitive, online playing field of some games, I find all other functions of the game superfluous, especially single player mode.


Sunday, December 13 2009

NBA 2K10

NBA 2K10 - Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii [$59.99]


Wednesday, November 19 2008

WiiWare: Tetris Party

A look at the latest iteration of Tetris via Nintendo's WiiWare.


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