Archive for June, 2012

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    Trickle-Down Gameonomics

    Highlights from the week’s comment threads.

  • Psychout

    Everything You Know Is Wrong

    But Psychout already knew that.

  • Fiona Maazel, novelist

    Fiona Maazel, novelist

    The Brooklyn writer is currently in Germany, a place where nationalism, sports and gaming are all thrown together in a hooliganistic mix.

  • The Suspense II

    No Escape

    You can’t outrun death in The Suspense II, but it’s still fun to try.

  • Magic: The Gathering - Duels Of The Plainswalkers 2013

    Gateway Drug

    Duels Of The Planeswalkers 2013 brings the “cardboard crack” of Magic: The Gathering to a legion of addicts-in-waiting.

  • Natalia Luckyanova and Keith Shepherd, Temple Run developers

    Natalia Luckyanova and Keith Shepherd, Temple Run developers

    The husband-and-wife team oversee a gaming phenomenon that never would have happened if pre-release doubters got their way.

  • Inferno+

    Ring Of Fire

    Inferno+ is a bleak but beautiful mash-up of ’80s arcade shooters.

  • Spec Ops: The Line

    The Horror

    Spec Ops: The Line grapples clumsily with the ugliness of war.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Greatest Of Ease?

    The Amazing Spider-Man elbows players out of the way so the game can play itself.

  • The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time - Water Temple

    The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time—“Water Temple”

    The infamous dungeon is Zelda’s equivalent of a “bottle episode.”

  • House, M.D.: Critical Cases

    Playing Doctor

    You really don’t want to be one of the patients in House, M.D.: Critical Cases.

  • Sledge Hammer

    Lazy Days Of Summer

    Sand, slow driving, and box-office blockbusters make up a hot, steamy week of releases.

  • Quantum Conundrum

    Fun With Physics

    Weight and gravity are subject to change in Quantum Conundrum.