Michael Epstein

Freelance Journalist writing about games, tech, and nerd culture. I have the longest eyelashes in games journalism.


The Game of The Year Trinity: Introduction


There’s never going to be just one game of the year. No matter how hard we try, no matter what system we use, we will never be able to agree on…


It Won’t Take Long For You to Forget About Remember Me

Remember Me: The PXL8 Review


It’s never fun to play a game that feels like it’s holding out on you. On…


God of War: Ascension Review - Beating a Dead Centaur


God of War: Ascension is a new God of War game. The statement may seem obvious, but as the game’s defining characteristicm it’s…


We’re Not Ready for a Steam Box Revolution


Valve chief Gabe Newell confirmed at CES last week that his company is developing the Steam Box: A small Linux-based computer meant to plug into…

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On Video games: Meditations, Criticism, Industry News, Arbitrary complaining

Thoughts about the songs we could’ve sworn were about us.


Game of the Year Trinity 2012: Honorable Mentions


While elevating three separate games to take a single, shared “best game” title, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other games that deserve…


Game of the Year Trinity: The Walking Dead


Why is The Walking Dead the best game of the year?

For a long time now, “people” have posited that making a game…


Biting the Silver Bullet


I need to stop drinking Diet Coke. It’s bad for me and I know it. I’ve known for a long time, but that hasn’t stopped me drinking a lot of it. I can’t remember the…


Game of the Year Trinity: Dishonored


Why is Dishonored the best game of the year?

By modern standards, Dishonored is the most conventional of the year’s best


Game of the Year Trinity: XCOM: Enemy Unknown


Why is XCOM the best game of the year?

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a risky game. Reviving a classic franchise’s…


Ubisoft Wants More THQ, Maybe You Should Too


Less than 72 hours after THQ announced their plans to declare bankruptcy and sell their assets to private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group…