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About "Critical Kate" Willaert

Born on the same day as the Famicom, "Critical Kate" has been playing videogames since the NES days. She enjoys a good story, prefers arcade-style to simulators, and doesn't understand the appeal of recreational frustration. You don't want to run into her in the Facility with Remote Mines.
Latest Posts | By "Critical Kate" Willaert

Beyond Good & Evil HD

Every console generation, it seems that there are always a few fantastic games that fly under the radar of the majority of gamers upon initial release, only to become well …
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Full House Poker

Full House Poker is the spiritual successor to the popular XBLA game 1 Vs. 100. Microsoft Game Studios had said they were going to apply what they learned from 1 …
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Ex-Bizarre Creations Staff Form Lucid Games

A group of staff members let go in Activision’s closing of Bizarre Creations have formed a new studio together called Lucid Games! The press release can be found here.

Bejeweled Blitz LIVE

Publisher: PopCap Games/ Developer: PopCap Games / Platform: XBLA

Bejeweled Blitz LIVE is an Xbox LIVE Arcade version of Bejeweled Blitz, the Facebook app edition of the popular puzzle game…with a Twist.
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A World Of Keflings

I was looking forward to this one, having loved A Kingdom For Keflings. The main appeal of that game was that it allowed you to use your Xbox360 Avatar in …
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R.I.P. Bizarre Creations

Blur was not only my favorite racing game of the year, not only my favorite racing game of this generation of consoles…it was possibly my favorite racing game of all …
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Wow – Dead Island Trailer

Another survival horror game? Normally my reaction would be “sigh,” followed by general indifference. But this trailer was so well done, the game is definitely going to be on my …
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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: Knives Chau Add-On Pack

Released first on PSN and then XBLA a month later, the Knives Chau Add-On Pack DLC adds one more playable character to the game, plus three new achievements/trophies. It also …
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X-Men Arcade
12 years ago

X-Men Arcade

I remember the first time I encountered the 6-player X-Men arcade. It was 1993, and I had just discovered that the local university had an arcade parlor in the basement …
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First Official Post

A first post to break in the new blog, and mark the date it was finally finished.