• In Defense of “Dumbed Down” Games

    Some claim that games nowadays are more simplified than they used to be, but is that really the worst idea?

  • GC Podcast #122: E3 No-Shows

    Not every game got its time in the spotlight.

  • Dwarf Fortress (PC)

    Dwarf Fortress is one of my most influential games, and yet, also so strikingly different and deep than any other I've played.

  • Steam Summer Sale 2012 Is Live

    It's that time of the year again that all Steam users both love and dread—the Summer Sale. The time when we all become rich with games and can expect mailboxes full of colorful "past due" notices ne

  • Mike’s Birthday Wishes for the Gaming Industry

    So last month Paul sends me an e-mail, which I manage to read between all my global jet-setting and super-model hangouts (sorry ladies, Vangie says I'm strictly "look but don't touch"), asking me for

  • Fallout 3 (PS3)

    This game is one of my top five favorite games of all time, right up there with Chrono Trigger. It's a fantastic game that almost anyone would enjoy because of the many different genres it encompasses