NEW YORK — These days, when it comes to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), it’s best to be of two minds. On the one hand, there … Read More
NEW YORK — Is it possible for a sports video game to be too realistic? That curious question is raised by the latest entry in the baseball-themed … Read More
NEW YORK — The philosophical point of the “The Lego Movie” is turned on its plastic head in the film’s console counterpart. This is a good thing, … Read More
NEW YORK — It’s impossible to miss the extensive media coverage of violent or sexual video games. Although the subject is no doubt noteworthy, such reporting unfortunately … Read More
NEW YORK — Tiresome propaganda undercuts the entertainment value of the action-adventure game “Remember Me” (Capcom) while an uncritical attitude toward the use of violence makes it … Read More
NEW YORK — Back in 1996, fictional character Lara Croft stepped onto the video game scene and transformed the entire industry with the groundbreaking “Tomb Raider” for the PlayStation. Read More
NEW YORK — Along with first-person shooters, so-called “beat-’em-up” one-on-one fighting games have traditionally been a source of worry for parents.
Yet “Injustice: Gods Among Us” (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) is different. Though its mechanics are based on the most recent version of the grotesque “Mortal Kombat” franchise, this DC Comics offering proves to be a significantly more family-friendly affair — albeit not without complications. Read More