Of course, the definitive explanation on what killed adventure games has already been written.
However, this sort of thing didn’t exactly help.
The Truth About Piracy
What are publishers doing to fight piracy and why is it all wrong?
Quakecon 2012 Annotated
An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.
Mass Effect 3 Ending Deconstruction
Did you dislike the ending to the Mass Effect trilogy? Here's my list of where it failed logically, thematically, and tonally.
Final Fantasy X
A game about the ghost of an underwater football player who travels through time to save the world from a tick that controls kaiju satan. Really.
There's a wonderful way to balance difficulty in RPGs, and designers try to prevent it. For some reason.