L.B. Jeffries' column is on break until Tuesday, January 6, when PopMatters has resumed its regular publishing schedule. In the meantime, you can check out more of L.B.'s work at the Banana Pepper Martinis blog.
Alternately, you can check out the most recent edition of the Brainy Gamer Podcast, hosted by fellow PopMatters writer Michael Abbott, on which L.B., Michael and I each talk about one of our favorite games of the year (here's a teaser: three of the four picks on the segment where L.B. and I appear can currently be bought for 15 dollars or less...and the other one's an expansion). Oh, and if you haven't seen it, scope out the rest of Mr. Abbott's blog while you're over there -- it's worth a regular visit and then some.