This week my column is one of many that could be summarized with just the title, followed by the word “duh”. But sometimes the obvious isn’t as obvious as it should be.
Also, I love the header image the Escapist made for this one. It’s the main character from Orcs Must Die, and if you know the game it makes the perfect accompaniment to the article.
Overused Words in Game Titles
I scoured the Steam database to figure out what words were the most commonly used in game titles.
The Plot-Driven Door
You know how videogames sometimes do that thing where it's preposterously hard to go through a simple door? This one is really bad.
The Best of 2013
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2013.
The Opportunity Crunch
No, brutal, soul-sucking, marriage-destroying crunch mode in game development isn't a privilege or an opportunity. It's idiocy.
A look back at Star Trek, from the Original Series to the Abrams Reboot.