Remember: That which does not kill you was simply not permitted to do so for the purposes of the plot.
Could Have Been Great
Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.
Batman: Arkham City
A look back at one of my favorite games. The gameplay was stellar, but the underlying story was clumsy and oddly constructed.
In Defense of Crunch
Crunch-mode game development isn't good, but sometimes it happens for good reasons.
Starcraft 2: Rush Analysis
I write a program to simulate different strategies in Starcraft 2, to see how they compare.
Juvenile and Proud
Yes, this game is loud, crude, childish, and stupid. But it it knows what it wants to be and nails it. And that's admirable.