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About Christopher Gates

Christopher Gates

Christopher Gates

Christopher Gates is a Los Angeles-based writer and pop culture critic. In his spare time, he watches too much baseball, reads too many comics, and drinks too much beer. You can find him on Google+

Posts By Christopher Gates

Games about games, 2014’s hottest trend

November 17, 2014 |

Sunset Overdrive. Bayonetta 2. Super Smash Bros. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. What do all these games have in common?

For one, they’re some of this fall’s biggest releases. Also? They’re all part of a growing number of video games about … Read More

With Mario Kart 8, Nintendo gets DLC right

November 12, 2014 |

This week, Nintendo rolls out the first of two downloadable content packs for the Wii U’s Mario Kart 8. The release marks the beginning of a new strategy for the Kyoto-based game maker: instead of a steady stream of … Read More

What Can We Do to Preserve Gaming’s Past?

November 6, 2014 |

Gaming has a nostalgia problem.

Not nostalgia itself, of course. There’s plenty we can still learn from older titles, and fun is fun no matter how old a game might be. That’s why, when the Internet Archive launched The … Read More

This War of Mine: More realistic than Call of Duty?

November 4, 2014 |

Years ago, a friend was telling me about Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The multi-player was great, he said. Just like “being there.” When I told him I don’t really play shooters — I’m terrible at them and just … Read More