novels

Six Novels That Could Become Great Video Games

I have an overactive imagination. When I read books, I imagine myself as being in the book’s world, as sharing the experience with the characters themselves. Video games are cool because they actually bring that experience to life; with The Witcher, for instance, fans of the books finally got to…

The Gaming Books You Must Read

This is embarrassing to admit, but I haven’t read much in the way of nonfiction books about video games. Don’t get me wrong: there’s some incredible work out there. In general, however, I’ve found that digging around for more books very quickly slides into work that is prohibitively technical, academic…

The Hand That Guides The Gears Of War Universe

The Hand That Guides The Gears Of War Universe

In 2006 when science fiction author Karen Traviss’ editor asked her if she wanted to do a military video game tie-in novel, it was the first she’d heard of Epic Games’ Gears of War. Today she’s responsible for the entire fictional universe, steering the adventure of Marcus Fenix and company…