About Christopher Gates
What Can We Do to Preserve Gaming’s Past?November 23, 2018 | Christopher Gates
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
Games about games, 2014’s hottest trendNovember 17, 2014 | Christopher Gates
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 rightNovember 12, 2014 | Christopher Gates
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
This War of Mine: More realistic than Call of Duty?November 4, 2014 | Christopher Gates
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