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Sumantra Lahiri's Blog

Sumantra Lahiri is a freelance writer for various forms of entertainment. His reviews, essays, and articles have appeared on sites like The Escapist Magazine,, and many other websites and publications. More of his work can be seen at

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Posted by Sumantra Lahiri on Wed, 11 Nov 2009 03:19:00 EST
Is Microsoft out of touch with the casual market?

Posted by Sumantra Lahiri on Sun, 01 Nov 2009 10:26:00 EST in Design
This is a special two part entry in the Critical Essay Series. In this part (Part 1) we examine how the design decisions in Team Fortress 2 have made it an online multiplayer FPS that everyone can play, from the loyal obsessive to the casual observer.

Posted by Sumantra Lahiri on Mon, 26 Oct 2009 05:56:00 EDT in Design
Can a game that is based solely on the idea of level exploration actually work?

Posted by Sumantra Lahiri on Mon, 19 Oct 2009 02:28:00 EDT in Design
Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture has done what so many always thought was impossible, creating a legitimate 'B-Game'.

Posted by Sumantra Lahiri on Tue, 13 Oct 2009 07:13:00 EDT
What The Secret of Monkey Island can teach us about writing in videogames.

Posted by Sumantra Lahiri on Mon, 05 Oct 2009 12:56:00 EDT in Design
How Shadow Complex represents the Platypus in a videogame evolutionary timeline.