Dec. 29 2014 1:03 PMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 3: This weird game about a sad-sack dog whose wife left him is my favorite game of the year.
Dec. 28 2014 8:45 PMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 1: The best video game of the year? A heartbreaking downloadable bonus chapter for a zombie shooter.
Oct. 14 2014 5:19 PMDon’t Mourn the Passing of the New York Times Chess ColumnThis is a great chance for the Gray Lady to bring its chess coverage into modern times.
April 10 2014 6:50 PMGeocache?!The word that won Scrabble’s new-word contest is totally useless in Scrabble.
Feb. 10 2014 1:12 PMThe Rise and Fall of Flappy BirdHow an amateur-ish iPhone game soared to such heights, and why it had to die.
Sept. 23 2013 2:02 PMBland Theft AutoThis is the same game we played 10 years ago.
Aug. 22 2013 5:39 AMWhere Is Sam?The understated indie video game Gone Home looks like a typical first-person horror story. But it’s a lot more surprising—and moving—than that.
Jan. 17 2013 4:54 PMWhat’s a Z Really Worth?Why efforts to assign Scrabble tiles their “real value” miss the point of the game.
Sept. 12 2012 3:40 AMMarines Who Love Space MarinesWhy American troops can’t get enough of Warhammer 40,000, a fantasy tabletop game set in the 41st millennium.
July 10 2012 6:13 AMMax Payne Is My Life CoachHow a monstrously hard video game made me a better person.
Feb. 28 2012 12:46 PMDark Night (After Night After Night) of the SoulIs a 100-hour video game ever worthwhile?
Sept. 12 2011 6:53 AMShooting GalleryWhy aren't there any civilians in military video games?
May 12 2011 4:01 PMWord FreakoutThe latest brouhaha over changes to the Scrabble dictionary.
March 31 2011 5:47 PMThis Is the Future of Gaming?Why Nintendo's 3DS is a huge disappointment.
Feb. 1 2011 12:26 PMPlease Stop Talking About Ancient Alien ArtifactsDead Space 2, a fantastic video game that nearly ruins a franchise.
Dec. 29 2014 7:00 AMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 2: The long road where achievements go to die, aka my favorite game of the year.
Nov. 3 2014 5:15 PMShooting Blow Darts at RocksI am absolutely terrible at League of Legends, the video game that’s the future of sports.
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PMWho Owns Scrabble’s Word List?Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
March 14 2014 7:13 PMBestie, Ew, Slumdog, TwerkInside the contest to add a new word to the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Nov. 6 2013 10:59 AMSex MachinesA new game takes the human-gadget relationship to its logical extreme.
Sept. 23 2013 12:38 PMThe Tragedy of Grand Theft Auto VThe story of a rebel game that forgot how to be transgressive.
Aug. 1 2013 5:43 AMBoggle Is Better Than ScrabbleDon’t scoff, word nerds. It’s true.
Oct. 26 2012 11:38 AMThe American Revolution: The GameAssassin’s Creed III is a thrilling, hyperdetailed journey to the Colonial era. There are also aliens.
Aug. 17 2012 7:06 PMThe Case of the Stolen BlanksThe real story behind the cheating scandal at the National Scrabble Championship.
March 7 2012 6:40 AMYour Kinect Is Watching YouThe amazing, disturbing things your gaming console can learn about you.
Oct. 21 2011 4:40 PMA G ThingThe real story behind the alleged cheating scandal at the Scrabble World Championships.
May 12 2011 5:55 PMPixelated Breasts and Fountains of BloodMy strange, brief career as a video-game obscenity watchdog.
May 9 2011 3:37 PMA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the First-Person ShooterPortal 2, the rare video game that will make you laugh out loud.
March 29 2011 2:14 PMI Don't Want To Be a SuperheroDitching reality for a game isn't as fun as it sounds.
Oct. 29 2010 12:24 PMI Wanna Rock!Can Rock Band 3's new, more realistic controller make me a real-life guitar god?