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  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In Spider-Man 2

    Today we’re taking a look at games that offer a sense of freedom . The first open-world game I played was Grand Theft Auto III. As impressed as I was by my ability to go anywhere, it had the same restrictions to exploration as a non-virtual human would have in a real city. I could go anywhere,... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In Assassin’s Creed

    In honor of the 4th of July, we’re examining another angle on the concept of freedom – the video games that gave us a sense of freedom through story, gameplay, and controls. For me, few games have offered such a revelatory experience of free movement and exploration as the first time I played... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In Pilotwings

    Today, we're taking a look at games that made us feel free. For my pick, I'm going back to the Super Nintendo era. Pilotwings wasn’t the first flight simulator I’d played. It wasn’t even the first flight simulator I played on a console. The SNES launch game was, however, the... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In Metal Gear

    Freedom is precious, and that applies to our video games as well. For our July 4th features on freedom , I chose Metal Gear on the NES, a game that took me beyond what I expected from games at the time . I don't remember precisely what grabbed my attention about Metal Gear when it came out in 1988... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    As we continue our journey exploring freedom in games , I want to look back at a game that had a significant impact on my free time: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The Elder Scrolls is a series that comes to a lot of gamers' minds when they think about games where they've truly felt free to... More
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Hunt: Why You Should Play Monster Hunter

    Capcom’s Monster Hunter Tri servers shut down in April, but the upcoming release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U and 3DS on March 19 promises to invigorate the series. As a veteran hunter who started fighting dragons and other beasts on day one, I’m here to tell you why this series... More
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