People Who Like Science and Other Thinky Pursuits

It can be a challenge to buy a gift for your brainy, science-obsessed friend. What kind of games might he or she like? The science brains among us can be so intimidating, partly because it's always scary buying things for smart people, but partly because who knows what those science people even like? Do they want… » 12/06/11 8:30pm 12/06/11 8:30pm

To Whom I Have Offended: An Open Letter from Tom Bissell

Editor's Note: What follows is an open letter from author Tom Bissell regarding the response to a joke he made in his review of Skyrim for the website Grantland. The joke in question: "If you have no idea what the Elder Scrolls franchise is, you are probably either (a) an adult woman, or (b) the sort of person who… » 12/01/11 11:00am 12/01/11 11:00am

"This is essentially Night Trap, this game."

Is L.A. Noire—despite its running, gunning and vehicular cruising—essentially an elaboration on the point-and-click adventure game? Some critics and commenators have suggested that the title has more in common with Monkey Island than Grand Theft Auto IV, with the crucial difference being that L.A. Noire (unlike the… » 6/03/11 8:00pm 6/03/11 8:00pm