What’s Digital Love Child?

Digital Love Child is a website about art and entertainment run by Reid McCarter. Contact him through Twitter or at reidmccarter at gmail dot com.

In case you’re interested, here’s a  brief portfolio of prior written work:


Final Fantasy VII Remake Review,” via EGM

Astral Chain Review,” via EGM

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is a Frightening Mess,” via Paste

Call of Duty: WWII Review,” via GQ

What Remains of Edith Finch is a Story Made of Stories,” via Paste

Prey Review: Everything You Know Stays the Same,” via Paste

Hellblade Review: A History of Violence,” via GQ

“Mass Effect: Andromeda—Lost in Space,” via Paste

The Last Guardian Makes the Extraordinary Relatable,” via Paste

DOOM is another act of rebellion,” via Kill Screen

Gears of War 4 tries to cover up its battle scars,” via Kill Screen

The Tomorrow Children would fail a history exam,” via Kill Screen

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an unending battle,” via Kill Screen


“How Warsaw Captures the Brutality—and Complexity—of the Historical Uprising that Inspired it,” via EGM

“You Can Thank Call of Duty for Everything You Love (and Hate) about Modern Shooters,” via GQ

A Plague Tale: Innocence Is the Anti-Assassin’s Creed,” via EGM

Kingdom Hearts III is a cheerful celebration of Disney’s inescapable cultural monopoly,” via The AV Club

Watch Dogs: Legion Tackles Dystopia—That It’s a Part Of,” via Wired

Cyberpunk 2077 Revives the Dystopian Fears of the 1980s,” via Wired

“In Yakuza 0, Cash Rules (Almost) Everything,” via Paste

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Once More at Its Source,” via Bullet Points Monthly

“The Real World Wars of Metal Gear Solid V,” via Playboy

Odyssey is Assassin’s Creed at its best,” via The AV Club

“How Realistic is Yakuza 6? Behind Japan’s Long History of Crime Syndicates,” via USgamer

“This Human-on-Dog Speed-Dating Game Gets Romance Right,” via Playboy

Detroit, Westworld, and moving androids beyond human,” via The AV Club

“How Singularity Time-Travelled from Early to Late 2000s Shooter Design in a Single Game,” via Waypoint

“How a dirty house turns Resident Evil 7‘s Jack Baker into a true monster,” via PC Gamer

“It’s Still a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World; or, Who is Nathan Drake?” via Kill Screen

“The Troubled Rebirths of BioShock Infinite,” via Bullet Points Monthly

“The Goat, the Devil, and DOOM, via Kill Screen

“Dogmeat, Fallout 4, and the Anxiety of Everything,” via Kill Screen

Red Dead Redemption Never Escapes the Past,” via Bullet Points Monthly

“Breaking the Cycle in Nier: Automata,” via Bullet Points Monthly

Battlefield 1, By the Numbers,” via Bullet Points Monthly

Wolfenstein: The New Order Fights for the Past,” via Bullet Points Monthly

Call of Duty: WWII Unravels the Meaning of History,” via Bullet Points Monthly

“How Assassin’s Creed Origins Captures the Politics, Colonialism, and Betrayal of the Real Ancient Egypt,” via USgamer


Kentucky Route Zero’s Android Musicians are Releasing a Whole Album,” via Kill Screen

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and a More Human Kind of Apocalypse,” via Kill Screen (and annotated interview)

“A Conversation with John Tabbernor,” via Bullet Points Monthly

Cathedral-in-the-Clouds Will Put the Fear of God in You,” via Playboy

Allison Road is a Shadowy Horror Game Trapped in the Shadow of Another,” via Playboy

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