E3 2012: Breaking Dreams and Limbs

E3 2012: Breaking Dreams and Limbs

Jun 14, 2012

When the first day of E3 press conferences disappeared into the burning horizon of flashing lights and loud noises, I wandered around the aftermath’s rubble with a slightly queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach. Although I was sitting comfortably at home through the magic of the internet, it managed to make a lasting impression all the same. Not really...

Critical Talk Episode 2

Critical Talk Episode 2

Jun 25, 2011

The long-awaited sequel to Critical Talk is here! That’s right, Episode 2 of Critical Gamer’s very own podcast has arrived in all its glory, splendor, and other such exciting nouns. This time around you’ll hear Stephen, Matt, and Anthony jaw about the weird and mostly wonderful world of E3 2011. Listen in fascination as we discuss the...

Tomb Raider and the Lost Art of Campy Storytelling

Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a few years old now, but as a former fan of the series, I became curious about this remake. What I got was a technically improved version of the original game, minus all the heart that left me with such fond memories. This got me thinking about how the recent trends in story-telling may be hindering games as much as they help. The...