Spec Ops: The Line

'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?

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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