Review: Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is the most recent adventure from Rockstar Games, veterans of open-world game design. Set in 1911 in a fictitious land near the U.S. border with Mexico, Red Dead Redemption takes place during a unique time in American history: the decline of the Old West as technology, society, and the federal government work…

No Child Left Behind

My son is only a bit over two years old, but already my wife and I have discussed (i.e. argued) about one of the most important aspects of raising a child. I’m talking about the one thing that will most completely affect the quality of my son’s childhood experience: how much and what kind of…

Review: Mass Effect 2

It’s 2011, and what better way to celebrate than by reviewing everyone’s favorite game for 2010: Mass Effect 2. This second entry in BioWare’s epic sci-fi RPG series sees the return of Commander Shepard after two years of… let’s say “forced retirement”. With the help of Cerberus—his former enemies—Shepherd gets a new lease on life…