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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.


Monday, August 25 2014


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.

Sunday, September 22 2013

Madden NFL 25

Using Barry Sanders on the cover of Madden 25 welcomes unflattering comparisons. Sanders is regarded as a great who retired well before his prime and never reached his full potential, often a criticism of the Madden series.

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]


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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