Eric Swain
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Eric Swain is a self-educated game critic. One day he had the crazy idea that video games could be put under the microscope with the same amount of respect and thought that books and movies are only to discover he was not the first person to think of this. He set out to learn all he could and hopefully add to the growing field of game criticism. He has no idea how far he's come or if he's moved forward much at all. He graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in English. You can read more of his work at .

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Game of Thrones: Episode 6, "The Ice Dragon" | 15 Dec 2015 // 2:00 AM

There is some great plotting and great reveals in episode 6. Unfortunately, this episode also reveals some hidden weaknesses of the game overall.

Growing Apathetic to 'Game of Thrones: Episode 4' and '5' | 30 Nov 2015 // 1:00 AM

The plot of Telltale's Game of Thrones continues with some new minor wrinkles, but on the whole, the experience has lost a sense of originality.


How Artificial Intelligence Views Humans in 'The Fall' | 8 Sep 2015 // 2:20 AM

We are faulty, we must be appeased, we are destructive, and ultimately we are self-destructive.

Attempting to Characterize Artificial Intelligence in 'The Fall' | 11 Aug 2015 // 2:09 AM

We want our machines to be more human. As creators, we try to make robots in our image.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

// Channel Surfing

"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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