Archive for July, 2012

  • Gerard Marino

    Gerard Marino, video game soundtrack composer

    The man who wrote the iconic music for the God Of War series talks about scoring an unfinished game, paying dues as a strip club DJ, and why composing in the 8-bit era was like writing for a string quartet.

  • Squids Wild West

    iNoon

    Squids Wild West mines order and chaos for an authentic yet cartoonish experience.

  • Catwoman and Poison Ivy, Arkham City

    Something other than a man: 15 games that pass the Bechdel Test

    In search of games that meet three simple requirements.

  • Yeah Jam Fury

    Powerful Egos

    Yeah Jam Fury dissects the slacker’s psyche.

  • Dyad

    Back To The Stoned Age

    This week’s releases take a step backward in visual fidelity and sobriety.

  • Ron Gilbert

    Funny People: Ron Gilbert, Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island creator

    The adventure-game pioneer talks about building a setup for a punchline that arrives on the player’s schedule.

  • Astronot

    Open Spaces

    Astronot iterates on the Metroid formula by keeping things minimal.

  • NCAA Football 13

    Dynasty Warriors

    NCAA Football 13 recalls the days of Bo Jackson’s Tecmo Bowl dominance.

  • Red Baron II and Snoopy Flying Ace

    Aces High: Red Baron II and Snoopy Flying Ace

    In the Red Baron’s day, flying possessed an exotic romance. Two very different games evoke that era.

  • Lollipop Chainsaw

    Lollipop, Lollipop

    Highlights from the week’s comment threads.

  • Zelda The Welder

    Wind Welder

    Zelda The Welder finds the fun in playing with molten metal.

  • Fred Van Lente

    Fred Van Lente, comic book writer

    The Amazing Spider-Man writer discusses aggressive Halo superfans and managing continuity in the Marvel universe. Share your weekend gaming plans in the comments.

  • Cubic Love

    Box Spring

    Cubic Love is a sweet game of split-second decisions.