"Wedo not livemerely in a golden age of video games but alsoin a
golden age of video game criticism. There has never been more, and
better, writing about games and what they mean, how they work and how
In his recently published NY Times Games Theory article, Kirk Hamilton gets it right. I applaud the effort to make a meaningful and honest appraisal of the usually gratuitous and vapid violence that is the meat and potatoes of much of the console gaming industry.
To quote Kirk Hamilton:
“Boring” ... that’s exactly how I felt about so much of the
shooting, maiming and torturing in the video games of 2013."