Meet The New Boss: Thoughts on Civilization Revolution 2

Civilization has always been one of the most meaningful gaming experiences of my life, trailing back about as far as Sid Meiers decided that he wanted to peddle a more brightly colored version of electronic crack. It’s a smart, grandiose sort of experience for those of us who weren’t content to play a single hero…

The New Gateway Drug: Thoughts On Blizzard’s “Hearthstone”

When it comes to Blizzard’s magnum opus, World of Warcraft, I’ve been clean about two years. This is literally how I describe it to other gamers when the¬†inescapable topic of MMOs comes up. And no one is surprised by the expression–few even crack a smile, though some ask the inevitable question: “Horde or Alliance?” (what…