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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon achieves nothing new and what it does do, it does poorly.

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‘Clash of the Titans: The Video Game’ is ‘Clash of the Titans: The Director’

Clash of the Titans: The Video Game follows the original script of the movie, not the reworked script that found its way into theaters.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

The biggest example of the developer’s new confidence can be seen in their desire to depict modern warfare without glorifying it.

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Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War's catalysts for combat personalize the brutality that the player will mete out on the Axis by dehumanizing and "othering" the Japanese and the Germans as barbarians and monsters.

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6 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

As it turns out, even though the movie has something in it for adults, the video game accompanying it definitely does not.

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Quantum of Solace

The hybridization of Quantum of Solace's first person mechanics with gameplay styles more often found in third person action titles lends the Bond game a curiously more elegant and thoughtful approach to first-person shooting.

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9 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM

Quantum of Solace

What truly shines in Quantum of Solace is the single player mode, not the multiplayer that the series has become notorious for.

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Guitar Hero World Tour

By trying to take the innovation that Rock Band offered and apply it to Guitar Hero, Neversoft has turned the mechanic into an awkward experience that is surpassed by the Rock Band franchise in almost every way.

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Little League World Series Baseball 2008

The game's target audience might not have much patience for a game that offers a frustrating challenge, especially when the perception is that the game mechanics are at fault for much of the frustration.

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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' journey from PCs to consoles was apparently a bumpy one.

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27 Jul 2008 // 9:00 PM

Guitar Hero: On Tour

Using the touchscreen as part of the Guitar Hero experience never gets past the point of feeling like it's an imperfect process.

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Hopefully, fans of the Guitar Hero franchise who are also inclined to visit this here site have already seen Ryan Smith’s review of Guitar

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20 Jul 2008 // 9:00 PM

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

Despite a few interesting new things, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith really isn't much more than a Guitar Hero III expansion pack with a thin coat of Aerosmith paint splashed on.

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8 Jul 2008 // 9:00 PM

Kung Fu Panda

It's actually really refreshing to find this kind of difficulty in what is ostensibly a kids' game.

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Checkpoints take brief looks at downloadable and independent releases. Today we throw back a couple o' pints and take on the Dropkick Murphys Guitar Hero III track pack.

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6 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground

The online play in Tony Hawk's Proving Ground fares well, because you can take people on while you psychoanalyze their avatars.

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10 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Call of Duty 4

Call of Duty 4 is a game that warrants its "Mature" rating for far more complex reasons than simply the degree of violence present.

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Dancing with the Stars

Seriously, where's Master P?

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Spider Man: Friend or Foe

Spider-Man: Friend or Foe seems like a commercial for the upcoming WB Kids animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man with both its cartoony aesthetic and kid-friendly game play.

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18 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

Call of Duty has nothing to do with the reality of World War II. It is a heroic version of an idea that we hold about being in a war that most us of don't remember, but only understand through movies and books.

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Double Take: 'Fantasia' Muses on Music

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"Fantasia stands alone as a virtuoso tribute to the virtuosity of its music.

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