'Spec Ops: The Line' Denies the Player the Pleasure of Play | 15 Oct 2014 // 2:00 AM
Spec Ops: The Line isn't a criticism of mediocre shooters, but of the romanticism that has so often gone hand-in-hand with the modern shooter genre.
Losing to Win: 'Spec Ops' and Tragedy in Video Games | 27 Aug 2014 // 3:07 AM
The idea of a video game character that suffers a general decline seems counter to the way in which games are designed. Who wants to get less capable as a character as they progress?