Inside is a staggering work of inspired design, soul-gripping art, and breathless worlds. It may not appear to be superficially very different from Playdead’s first and only other game Limbo, but it only takes a few minutes to realize it takes that—a highly regarded and excellent game in its own right—and elevates everything. I don’t […]
Mighty No. 9 isn’t a good game. That much you probably already knew based on the wider Internet’s reaction last week when it came out. But it’s also not terrible. It’s just…a game that exists, and as a consequence of making no impact on either side of the needle will most likely fade into history […]
The Shallows manages to find seemingly improbable success with a singular focus and a fitting performance from lead actress Blake Lively. It falls into some familiar ruts of survival horror but also breaks away from just as many with its barebones—yet riveting—structure and turns. So long as you’re not expecting a revelatory time, The Shallows […]
E3 reactions and talk of beloved former Cleveland Cavaliers big men abounds!
It’s a real light week. Such as it is when you get back from E3. Basically every journalist, dev, and PR person is just now getting back to feeling something close to normal. That should, more than anything, tell you how fucking weird of a show that is. You have to spend so long recalibrating […]