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Sunday, January 29 2012

The Best Games of 2011

This year was a year when something called Lesbian Spider-Queens of Mars could be celebrated alongside the latest Gears of War game. This was a year in which one of the most reviled games, Dragon Age II, was also one of the most revered.


Wednesday, April 16 2008

Accepting the Absurd via Super Smash Bros. Brawl

While video games will always adopt varying levels of verisimilitude, the Wii presents a novel challenge to the conventional consciousness, and that is an attack on realism.


Reviews

Tuesday, May 27 2014

'Mario Kart 8': A Game of Moments

The Mario Kart series also isn't about getting the best time. It's about experiencing great moments.


Wednesday, March 5 2014

'Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze', an Old School Game with a New School Feel

The original Donkey Kong is a difficult game. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is ruthlessly difficult.


Monday, August 20 2012

'New Super Mario Bros. 2' Shows an Evolution in the 'Mario' Games

Rescuing the princess is an afterthought. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is about the sheer joy of playing a game.


Monday, June 27 2011

Wii Play: Motion

I just want to play a game, not perform activities. It feels like the games industry wants to build some sort of “activity machines” instead of game machines.


Thursday, April 21 2011

Nintendo 3DS

The 3DS hardware is successful in many ways, but with no killer app as yet, it's difficult to view the device as a must have.


Blogs

Tuesday, November 25 2008

Art Style: Rotohex

For all intents and purposes, Art Style: Rotohex is Tetris with triangles.


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