​The Best Video Game Music Of The Last Generation

There may be no one part of a game that connects to our memories as immediately or intensely as music. Of course we remember a game's music: Those were the melodies that accompanied us on adventures in other worlds, through trials and triumphs, through victory and defeat. A musical score exists outside of visuals and… » 11/12/13 7:00pm 11/12/13 7:00pm

​The Best Game Trailers Of The Generation

Video game trailers are all lies, damned lies. If they show us gameplay at all, it's cut together in the most exciting possible way. They're custom-crafted to generate hype, and they have the power to make a lousy game look fantastic. But, well... if they're lies, at least they're occasionally beautiful ones. » 11/11/13 7:00pm 11/11/13 7:00pm

The One Real "Next-Gen" Game Of The Last Generation

Every time a new hardware generation comes around, we hear the same old boasts. More polygons! More effects! Higher resolution! Well, you know what, I don't care about any of that. I want new hardware to improve the way I have to play games, or approach them, and no single game this generation did that more than Dead… » 11/07/13 11:30pm 11/07/13 11:30pm

Too ​Many Choices Of The Past Gaming Era Weren't Choices At All

Great characters are usually at their best when they're surprising us. A villain who is purely evil is never as interesting as a villain who sometimes expresses kindness. A killer with a code; a monster with a soft spot for kittens. Yet some video games this past generation just didn't seem to get that—they pushed us… » 11/04/13 5:57pm 11/04/13 5:57pm