Archive for May, 2012

  • Parameters

    Little Boxes

    Parameters is the best spreadsheet you’ll play all year.

  • Sorcery

    It’s Kind Of Magic

    The new PlayStation Move title Sorcery fails to enchant.

  • Gareth Deaves

    Gareth Deaves, Guinness World Records gaming editor

    The Guinness editor oversees the video game version of the superlative tome that brought us the world’s loudest burper.

  • The Island: Castaway

    Washed Up

    The Island: Castaway puts you on a Lost-style island. Then you pick fruit.

  • Mario Tennis Open

    Love-Hate Relationship

    Mario Tennis Open moves like real tennis but plays like Simon.

  • Decadent: The Man Who Would Be King

    The Man Who Would Be King: Defender Of The Crown and Lords Of The Realm II

    The politics of monarchy evolve in these two games of thrones.

  • Balloon

    Inflated Expectations

    The world’s a nicer place in the beautiful Balloon, but it can ask too much of the player.

  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon


    The week’s new releases include a long-delayed Tom Clancy shooter and a board game that’s back from the dead.

  • Diablo III

    Click Like Hell

    Diablo III deals with the devil.

  • Max Payne 3

    Through A Shot Glass, Darkly

    Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 is a red-eyed fable devoted to the appeal of the anti-hero.

  • The Great Performances: AquaNox

    On The Art Of Seduction, Underwater

    An AquaNox actor explores the highest registers of sultriness.

  • Utopian Mining

    Tunnel Vision

    Utopian Mining makes a good argument for a desk job.

  • Game Of Thrones

    Throne Off

    Game Of Thrones gets the intrigue right but not much else.