All right. It’s time to go public with this: Yes, I’m a curmudgeon. Yes, I’m getting old. Yes, the world, generally speaking, is totally getting on my nerves.
When we talk to each other about games, we are not talking about ratings, but about the MOMENTS that move us.
In this section, the authors of WALL JUMP focus on the very special moments that they experienced in video games.
In Lemmings 2 there is an object, eight by five pixels in size and red. It looks like it’s just a decorative boat mounting device placed in the background by a playful level designer. At least that’s what I thought it was for over 25 years.
While humans are very confusing and irrational, mathematics and logic offer a haven of order and structure.
I hoped that a journey to the golden kingdom of Torna would clarify unanswered questions. But I learned nothing about hate, only bitterness.
Frustration. Who doesn’t know this feeling? With each failure, your fingers cramp more on the keys, enamel rubs on enamel, veins pop out, tears well up in your little eyes…
Strained patience threads: How games (don’t) earn the “the-tutorial-you-don’t-notice” trophy.
Cruis’n Blast is the best game ever. Our article explains why this is so.
When I mess up a trick in “Skatebird,” my budgie plops off the board, rolls motionless across the floor, and eventually comes to a stop. In this frozen state, he always reminds me of the morning when I was a kid and found that my budgie Ricky had died overnight and fallen off his perch onto the cage floor.