Cliff Bleszinski makes a reasonable point, but there's more to it.
As free-to-play games land on consoles, Chris Donlan re-examines his own prejudices.
They're both too good to be lost to history.
Why more games should be making us feel bad.
Lamenting the death of the import scene.
How gaming's obsession with empowering fantasy is making us lose the human touch.
Putting the "You" into "You Bastard".
What the furore over Tomb Raider's "attempted rape" says about the state of story in games.
Pure playfulness, from physics simulations to Windowsill.
Relevant? It's the heart of core gaming.
Gaming's rediscovered the rainbow, and it's lovely.
Rumours of an iDevice for the living room highlight the huge challenges facing next-gen gaming systems.
Devs and gamers are united, and there can be only one winner: everyone!
When does a game belong to its fans rather than its creators?
Before the games industry really loses it mojo.
It may have lacked innovation, but the breadth of experiences made 2011 a year to savour.
The consequences of not having enough consequences.
It's Viva Pinata vs. Gears of War all over again!
Why GTA4's Roman Bellic is one of the greatest video game characters of all time.
Is the increasing recycling of game assets a cause for concern?
Why do licensed games have such a bad reputation?
Are gaming's greatest villains an endangered species?
Martin laments the decline of the UK arcade.
Are choice-and-consequence systems making our games less interactive?
Why we should stop moaning and spend more on our games.
Tom's surprised that gaming's henchmen still fall below par.