[quote]Tis the night – the night / Of the grave’s delight, / And the warlocks are at their play; / Ye think that without / The wild winds shout, / But no, it is they / – it is they. — Arthur Cleveland Coxe[/quote] October. The month of ghosts and ghouls, of things that go bump in the night. Traditionally, a month for the video games industry in which top

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I thought about quitting the Internet in the days immediately following the release of the latest installment in Rockstar’s flagship franchise, Grand Theft Auto V. I suppose, in some ways, the incredible amount of literature being written and discussion being had about the game is a testament to how the series has become a cultural juggernaut. There has been, however, a great deal of behavior that I find embarrassing, cruel,

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What happened a couple weeks ago between Phil Fish and Marcus Beer is old news by now. The short version of events is that Beer had some choice words for Phil Fish and Jonathan Blow on a podcast. Fish confronted Beer on Twitter, there was a heated and immature back and forth, and then Fish canceled development on Fez II. But, I think we can still gleam a few things

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I’m not a game designer, but I spend an awful lot of time thinking about the decisions made by those who are. It’s not a job I can say I would want. Designing a video game is hard work; something I’ve come to realize over the last year I’ve been writing as a game critic. I admire the process of making a game from a distance, and critique the end

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