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Posts tagged “The Citizen Kane of Games”

Alfred Hitchcock’s face licensed for a Vertigo game

Around the turn of the decade, that hot-takin' video games discourse became consumed by a terrible question: "What is the Citizen Kane of video games?" Perhaps because any sensible intellectual ignored the raging debate in favour of e.g. twatting ghosts with a guitar in Deadly Premonition or doing crimes while dressed as a toilet in Saint Row: The Third, this question was never settled. Some…

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Citizen Deathstick: Marlow Briggs And The MASK OF DEATH

Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death's Steam page is my favorite Steam page. I don't think it's a joke. I hope it's not a joke. I mean, it seems decently self-aware, but I'm also whiffing the faintest hint of sincerity bludgeoning all noses within a 50 mile radius of its location. "A new breed of WARRIOR returns, committed to destroying the enemies of FREEDOM.…

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Feature: Is Warren Spector Art?

Citizen Kane, Ebert, And Gaming’s Inferiority Complex

I can't believe we're still having this goddamn discussion.  I can't believe I actually feel that it's necessary for me to write this dumb article. I can't believe that people are still arguing over what constitutes an "Ebert of Gaming" or a "Citizen Kane of Gaming" or a "Step Up 2 Fast 2 Furious XIII: Starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson And An Egregiously Sexualized Purple…

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Doesn’t Suck: Robot Vacuum Simulator 2013

I have just added a yearly reminder to my Google Calendar: July 5th, 2013: Remember the Roomba. That's the day gaming changed forever. The day that my eyes were opened to the true capabilities of a medium that has so often failed to live up to its promise. I've just wiped the Half-Life 3 beta, the only copy it turns out, off my PC to…

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