​What To Do With Prison Architect, A Video Game About Building Prisons?

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Is it possible to create a prison management game without trivializing or misrepresenting the issue of mass incarceration? As video games mature and tackle more serious topics, players and developers should be aware of the values embedded in their systems. » 1/21/14 12:37pm 1/21/14 12:37pm

We're Buying More PC Games Than We Can Play

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As another Steam Holiday Sale comes to a close, I have spent roughly $100 to purchase 22 games. In the past 2 months I have picked up 3 Humble Bundles. Not a month ago I spent around $50 on 11 games in the Steam Fall Sale. By the time the next Steam Holiday Sale rolls into town I will be lucky if I have played half of… » 1/03/14 1:35pm 1/03/14 1:35pm

The Best Board Games of 2013

As I've talked about before, board games aren't simply enjoying a resurgence right now. They're in a glittering golden age with fabulous releases every single week, the entire hobby evolving and adapting with Borg-like ease. There's no easier way to prove it than with my favourite releases from 2013. » 12/21/13 3:31pm 12/21/13 3:31pm