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Open World Fatigue

Open World Fatigue

While thinking back on some of the biggest games in recent months—games like Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and Sunset Overdrive—I started to notice just how ...

The Interview: Can Games Ever Go There?

The Interview: Can Games Ever Go There?

The controversy surrounding The Interview, despite being rather silly, did expose the worrying limits of creativity – it’s dangerous to base a movie around real, living people. If a ...

Shovel Knight and Separating Fun From Masochism

Shovel Knight and Separating Fun From Masochism

After roughly 25 tries at getting to the first checkpoint in Shovel Knight’s second-to-last level, I decided I was done with the game. It wasn’t that I thought Yacht Club Games’ retro ...

Review Scores Matter But Not The Way People Think

Review Scores Matter But Not The Way People Think

Recently Joystiq announced that they are abandoning a review score entirely, and joining Kotaku as being one of the few major game journalism outlets that rate their games by words alone. This is ...

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