Monday, January 30 2012
This year was a year when something called Lesbian Spider-Queens of Mars could be celebrated alongside the latest Gears of War game. This was a year in which one of the most reviled games, Dragon Age II, was also one of the most revered.
Tuesday, August 23 2011
For a story pitched as casting a shadow on the Hawke family line, the actual revelation doesn't really tarnish anyone's reputation.
Monday, March 21 2011
The game makes the most of its often glaring limitations to deliver on some of the strongest character-driven storytelling that we've seen out of a Bioware title.
Friday, March 5 2010
Blame Mass Effect 2 for the debate that gamers and journalists find themselves suddenly engaged in. The topic: what exactly is a role-playing game?
Friday, January 4 2008
One of the major themes of Mass Effect is xenophobia and the reasons that certain species hate or mistrust the others.
Friday, May 13 2005
The similarities in story and mechanics to other role-playing games threaten to undermine Jade Empire's goals.
Tuesday, April 5 2011
Arrival demonstrates an almost appalling similarity to American media, not just in the way that we create our own enemies, but in how we manage to disregard the ensuing violence as the Other's doing, surely not our own.
Tuesday, March 29 2011
This whole outcry stands as a testament to why gamers need to get over notions of "fairness" -- especially when "fairness" isn't really fair.
Tuesday, March 22 2011
If there's one thing I never expected a game to do, it would be to teach self respect.
Tuesday, March 15 2011
Something tells me that despite its flaws, Dragon Age II is going to have real staying power over time, especially among the critical and theoretical blogosphere where already some important dialogue is taking shape.
Tuesday, March 1 2011
I'm not very traditionally girly, and I like it when a video game character is able to communicate that mixture of gendered ideals without becoming a caricature. I found that in Dragon Age.