Critical Intel
Critical Intel

Critical Intel goes deep on the founding of Red Storm, turning on its head the notion that Tom Clancy was simply an investor disinterested in video games.

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Critical Intel examines Metal Gear Solid's tenuous relationship with the reality of intelligence work - and how it relates to real world tactical espionage operations.

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In the first of a two part series, Critical Intel explores the story behind Tom Clancy's effect on and relationship with gaming.

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The meme about nerds and their fedoras doesn't seem to go away. I figured the topic warrants enough public interest for a discussion - so screw it, let's talk about why nerds wear fedoras.

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Critical Intel explores how Call of Duty: Ghosts contradicts one of the most basic principles of military behavior: Displaying leadership.

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Critical Intel explores a virtual reconstruction of a house where Osama bin Laden lived, and in the process finds a fascinating rumination on the power of interactive environment and narrative.

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With systemic hubris driving business decisions and an almost palpable condescension toward the people that buy their products, it's clear games may not have a Citizen Kane, but the game industry is Citizen Kane.

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Rob Rath takes on the common misconception that sports games, by their nature, are bad games because they lack narrative.

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The venerable king of tabletop wargames posted record drops in profit last year, leading critics to loudly cry the death of the creator of crossover IPs Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy. Let's look at the facts.

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Rob Rath visits one of Cambodia's most famous temples and explores how, and why, Tomb Raider affected the history of an eight hundred year old masterwork.

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The Outsider. By far the most intriguing character in Dishonored. The game's screen text calls the Outsider "a figure of myth, neither good nor evil." Well, I don't buy it.

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Naughty Dog has officially released a teaser for Uncharted on the PlayStation 4. The clues all point to one place - the pirate republic of Libertalia, the Mughal treasure, and possibly a hint of the mystical.

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Assassin's Creed IV is an indulgent game. No doubt as a reaction to its predecessor, Black Flag is lighter on the historical detail. While that sounds like a strike against the game, it's actually not.

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is the first time the series has to deal with a period that the public primarily knows through myth. Ubisoft will have to walk a fine line.

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When someone dies suddenly there are a lot of jobs left to do. One of mine was organizing my dad's Vietnam papers. It was by turns painful and fascinating, a chance to learn new things about my father and a reminder of all the things I'd never know.