Eric Swain
Image: Eric Swain

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 .

Reviews // 67 Articles
Blogs // 88 Articles

Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Is Today | 28 Jul 2015 // 2:26 AM

Some of Dead Synchronicity's attempts at “ripping away the veneer of civility to show man's true nature” are downright comical.

Ends Should Not Concern Us in 'Hand of Fate' | 13 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

It is the journey that makes Hand of Fate interesting, the play of the game that matters.


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.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

READ the article