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, UGO.com, and many other websites and publications. More of his work can be seen at http://punchdrunkintheageofinfo.blogspot.com
Is Microsoft out of touch with the casual market?
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.
Can a game that is based solely on the idea of level exploration actually work?
Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture has done what so many always thought was impossible, creating a legitimate 'B-Game'.
What The Secret of Monkey Island can teach us about writing in videogames.
How Shadow Complex represents the Platypus in a videogame evolutionary timeline.