Pokémon Red and Blue Reflect Your Worldview As a Kid

“Minor but illogical details, like how my poor mum couldn’t afford a bed while I had an entire room to myself, were inconsequential to my eight-year-old self.”

Watch Dogs 2: It’s Just a Game, Right?

Watch Dogs 2 has an identity crisis. One part game, one part warning for the future, it sends a confused message that suffers for its interactivity.

Maybe Emily Should Stay Away, Too

“Emily is not a person but rather a toy to be played with, and in a game that deals with issues of consent and exploitation, this is especially heinous.”

Civilization VI Has the Best Opening. Ever.

“Sometimes, something as simple as an introduction can remind us that, as a civilization, we’ve come so very far but that we’ve still so much further to go.”

The Cinematography of Horror Games

“The fact that no one clear camera solution exists means that the horror genre serves as a playground for video game cinematography.”

Smash Up: Steam Early Access Impressions

A great table top game with a not-so-great digital counterpart…