What's more freeing -- exploring a world or creating a character?
The idea of nothingness as a final reward neatly drives home for the player the grimness of Planescape: Torment's reality.
For the most part, Nier's genre-bending is just weird for the sake of weird. But when it works, it works surprisingly well.
Looking back at games like Mirror's Edge or The Wind Waker it seems that when video games offer unexpected experiences, the results are not always pleasant.
Visceral, scatological, and sexual... Suda51 is clearly back, but does his punk aesthetic still make sense in the gaming subculture's current climate?
That the U.S. Supreme Court has sided in favor of the game industry does little if anything for gaming as a subculture.
The tower defense game is not a genre that is often given much attention in the critical discussion of video games. We aim to fix that.
Alice's hair says a lot about her character.
Commons is a crowd-sourced city improvement game that asks players to investigate, report, and rank problems facing particular areas of a city.
Watching becomes a rather central and active occupation in most games and very often requires more time than “doing something”.