Max Payne Is My Life CoachHow a monstrously hard video game made me a better person.
Dark Night (After Night After Night) of the SoulIs a 100-hour video game ever worthwhile?
Shooting GalleryWhy aren't there any civilians in military video games?
Word FreakoutThe latest brouhaha over changes to the Scrabble dictionary.
This Is the Future of Gaming?Why Nintendo's 3DS is a huge disappointment.
Please Stop Talking About Ancient Alien ArtifactsDead Space 2, a fantastic video game that nearly ruins a franchise.
A Fistful of ControllerRockstar's fantastic new Western Red Dead Redemption is even better than Grand Theft Auto.
BioShock 2The rare video-game sequel that builds on the original (and not just by adding better guns).
The Slow Video Game MovementThe Path asks gamers to stop shooting and start soaking in their surroundings.
In BloomFlower is the only video game I've played that made me feel relaxed, peaceful, and happy.
What's Killing the Video-Game Business?Hint: It's not the economy.
Pining for a Game That Doesn't Yet Exist
Why Won't Cliff Bleszinski Let Stephen Kill His Wife?
Playing Video Games Is a Lot Like Going to the Gym
Resistance 2: A Staggering Work of Heartbreaking Mediocrity
Your Kinect Is Watching YouThe amazing, disturbing things your gaming console can learn about you.
A G ThingThe real story behind the alleged cheating scandal at the Scrabble World Championships.
Pixelated Breasts and Fountains of BloodMy strange, brief career as a video-game obscenity watchdog.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the First-Person ShooterPortal 2, the rare video game that will make you laugh out loud.
I Don't Want To Be a SuperheroDitching reality for a game isn't as fun as it sounds.
I Wanna Rock!Can Rock Band 3's new, more realistic controller make me a real-life guitar god?
Real Princes, Real PersiansIran's video-game developers find inspiration in America's best-selling Prince of Persia franchise.
It Themes Somehow FamiliarHow could two crossword constructors come up with puzzles that are almost exactly alike?
And You Thought Grand Theft Auto Was BadShould the United States ban a Japanese "rape simulator" game?
I Was Told There Would Be No MathWill KenKen be the next Sudoku or a passing puzzle fad?
Everybody's Playing Something Different—and That's What Makes Video Games So Great
The Imminent Rise of the Self-Help Video Game
How Roger Ebert Taught Me To Be a Video-Game Critic
The Triple-F Dilemma: Fable II, Fallout 3, or Far Cry 2?
My Gaming Year Peaked on Nov. 4, 2008