Just wanted to point those interested in the direction of this blog post by the sometimes maligned, especially by upset gamers, Roger Ebert: http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2010/04/the_golden_age_of_movie_critic.html That which is of interest, beyond the article itself for those interested in the man's profession, can be found easily if you simply search for the first smile on the page, a likely familiar combination of a colon and parentheses. Why this is of interest to gamers, as you may find overt if the smile is located, is an acknowledgment of a controversial statement he made that has been complained, whined, and most certainly bitched about all over the internet, including this site. This single smile, along with this single line, can mean so much more than their size might suggest. It is, upfront, the acknowledgment of the sure quality that can be found in criticism of video games, the kind that includes the recent quality review for Alan Wake that has its own minor discussion of writing within it. From that, he also allows the possibility that he was incorrect, and the fact that his statement may have been far more malleable than any complaint about it would have one believe. This article, in the end, is about the old world accepting and joining the new, and with that sentence standing out on its own, with that knowing smile standing out even further, it would seem that a criticized critic talking about criticism can be finally cut some more slack than antecedently considered achievable by the critical. Even beyond this possible change of heart, or at least allowance, the man should be given far more positive credit than he may have received, as anything to help get those enamored with games to make an assessment of their true love's truth and expand its validity through higher levels of thought, that go beyond the amorous ones, can't be as terrible and painful a thing as possibly perceived previously.