Archive for October, 2012

  • John Tobias

    Father Of Fatalities

    On the game’s 20th anniversary, Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias says that for him, the game was about characters, not gore.

  • Dishonored

    The Mega Man In The Iron Mask

    Highlights from the week’s comment threads.

  • God Of Blades

    King Crimson

    God Of Blades cuts a path through a blood-soaked, prog rock world.

  • Steven Johnson

    Steven Johnson, author

    The polymath internet sage discusses his latest book, Future Perfect, and how its lessons can be applied to games.

  • Kudzunheit

    Weird Garden

    Kudzundheit marries weed whacking with jetpacking.

  • MadWorld

    Blood On The Dance Floor

    Funk swagger is alive and well in this track from MadWorld.

  • NBA 2K13

    A Rose Is A Rose

    NBA 2K13’s many distractions don’t affect its sports-sim core.

  • Metroid

    Inner Space

    Metroid challenged players to explore both inward and outward.

  • Coral

    Type Set

    Coral makes you think on your fingers.

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Alien Resurrection

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown wakes the tactics game from cryo-sleep.

  • Literary Adaptations

    Failed Literary Adaptations: The Lord Of The Rings: Volume 1 and Call Of Cthulhu: Dark Corners Of The Earth

    Two games based on classic books were discontinued before the story ended.

  • Deep Sleep

    Snooze Alarm

    Deep Sleep is a microcosm of horror you’ll want to wake from.

  • The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes

    Elementary School

    The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes’ simple frustrations hurt an otherwise solid detective story.