Innovation and mechanics are not different things

Variety writes:

"Fencing I said in my earlier post about innovation and "Mirror's Edge" and that I wanted to see more critics engaging each others ideas and that's exactly what I got, albeit at a much more meta-level than I anticipated.

Newsweek's N'Gai Croal wrote a rejoinder to recent posts by yours truly (here and here), Leigh Alexander and the Guardian's Keith Stuart in which he gives a big fat "red light" to our arguments about videogame critics not valuing innovation enough, or in the right ways. And hey, just being the subject of a post by a veteran writer like Croal, let alone his triumphant return to blogging after several months away, is pretty cool."

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