Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 touches upon themes of America's economic decline, technological dependencies, and the loss of international political capital in the face of a costly empire.
Perhaps, upward mobility is no longer the given that it once was and perhaps Grand Theft Auto's themes need to adapt to better examine that possibility.
Seven Psychopaths and Drive have what it takes to go on to be cult favourites. They were able to use the conventions of their genre to criticize the fundamental operations of it. I bring up these movies because they’re great at doing what video games have been trying and failing to do, especially recently.
With Firaxis giving the series a fresh coat of paint and introducing it to a new generation, we felt it imperative to consider the translation of a decades old system to today's next gen consoles.
I'm storing guns out of sentimentality, not for safekeeping. Why?
Call of Duty: Black Ops II shrewdly utilizes the trappings of reality while avoiding the murky quagmire of history.
Honesty is the only mechanic granted to us by The Unfinished Swan.
Nearly at our final destination, our podcasters try to figure out how each of us has arrived over the course of a game that challenges gamers constantly with decisions great and small.
Groups of two or more tended to play Borderlands 2 as a shooter, while I still wanted to play it as an RPG.
Despite its abundance of magical rats and the ability to see through walls, Dishonored manages to feel surprisingly realistic.