Archive for June, 2012

  • Al Lowe

    Funny People: Al Lowe, Leisure Suit Larry creator

    The wit behind a classic lounge-lizard satire series says it’s impossible for a super-powered game hero to be as funny as a schlub.

  • Pocket Planes

    Friendly Skies

    In Pocket Planes, expansion is its own reward.

  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

    Two-Face

    Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes can’t figure out if it’s an Adam West goofball or a Christian Bale brooder.

  • Jonatan "Cactus" Soderstrom

    Fast, Cheap, And Out Of Control

    Jonatan “Cactus” Söderström is a master of the transgressive quickie.

  • You talking to me? 30 times?

    That Magic Moment

    Highlights from the week’s comment threads.

  • Dungeon Village

    Your Kind Of Town

    Dungeon Village involves less sword-wielding, more blueprint-drawing.

  • Gameological Interns Landon Gray Mitchell, Matt Gerardi, and Matt Kodner

    The Gameological Summer Interns

    Because there were no alternatives.

  • Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

    Tanks For Nothing

    At least there are fewer buttons in Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor.

  • Snakes On A Cartesian Plane

    Watch Out For Snakes!

    Snakes On A Cartesian Plane updates an arcade classic for Zoobooks enthusiasts.

  • Rhianna Pratchett

    Rhianna Pratchett, game writer

    The former game critic and Overlord writer talks about transitioning to the other side of the fence, the evolving process of game stories, and her dreams of becoming a mermaid.

  • Nuclear Justice

    More Than A Beating

    Nuclear Justice has a clever hook but not enough to keep players on the line.

  • Not In The Cards

    Not In The Cards

    The makers of Dungeons & Dragons thought they could beat Magic: The Gathering at its own game. It was all a fantasy.

  • Relive Your Life

    A Life Oddly Lived

    Relive Your Life is at least as predictable as an actual lifetime.