Charles Herold has been writing about video games since 1999.
Charles Herold wrote a video game review column for The New York Times from 2000 to 2008. Previous to that he covered video games and technology for timedigital.com and briefly managed his own game review site, The Deskchair Adventurer. He has also written articles on video games and technology for USA Weekend, a pullout section of USA Today.
I am a true believer in video games as an important artistic medium. I believe it is the duty of those who write about games to both highlight those in the video game industry who are pushing the limits of the medium and pointing out the flaws that keep video games from reaching their full potential. Of course, it's the duty of any reviewer to let you know whether the game is actually fun. I strive to do a bit of all those.