It’s October, and the world is ruined. And I’m to blame.
Trashy gameplay calls for trashy presentation, and sophisticated gameplay calls for sophisticated presentation. However, Duke Nukem 3D is a game that is constantly in tension between these two principles.
It’s a strange and frustrating experience, trying to teach someone to play a game. You think about movements that have long become unconscious, a bit like trying to describe the exact mechanics of breathing.
A look back at the storied history of the super hero in video games.
The brutality of a world forces me to pay attention to it as I travel, and because of that close attention, I come to see the character of the world.
Dating sims and apps may bring a new level of interactivity, or even intimacy, to escapist romance, but they don't seem to me like a specific response to changing 21st century attitudes about sex and relationships.
Cradle merges science and religion in a tiny yurt in Mongolia.
We’re not struggling to survive just to survive. Our survival is a righteous act of defiance against evil incarnate.
The challenge of understanding something enough to beat it is part of the joy of unraveling incomprehensible game design.
Maybe I'm addicted to critique, to learning through failure, or maybe I'm just addicted to the simple, clear reminder that video games give me sometimes: “Pay more attention, stupid!”