Articles tagged xbox 360

The Month In Pop Entertainment: August 2013

Here are your pop culture options for end-of-summer fun.

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Gun Control: The Video Game Obsession with the Sword and the Gun

The key observation to be made about the evolution of games into the violent extravaganzas of today is that, if you change the controller, you change everything.

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30 Mar 2010 // 10:21 AM

An arcade in every home

I just got an arcade in my basement. It’s two floors of rooms, some themed to my favorite game makers, others made to look

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Final Fantasy XIII Collector’s Edition Detailed

New FFXIII edition revealed

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1 Sep 2009 // 10:11 AM

A reignited console war means a happy holiday for gamers

The long-simmering war between the Playstation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 has boiled over in time for the holidays thanks to dual price drops that put all

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4 Jun 2009 // 2:44 AM

LOS ANGELES — The days when video game playing required mastering a complex controller may soon be a thing of the past, if Microsoft has its

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The Race for a New Game Machine: Eight is Beautiful (Book Review, Part 2)

It's not a perfect book, but those interested in the story of how the current generation of consoles came to be will find plenty to capture their interest.

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The Race for a New Game Machine: The Hardware/Software Conflict (Book Review, Part 1)

Concentrating on the narrative that David Shippy and Mickie Phipps tell in The Race for a New Game Machine is made difficult by a conflict in perspective.

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5 Mar 2009 // 8:00 PM

Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai would be a little too self-serious if it wasn't for Ninja-Ninja, a white-haired, impish character that can best be described as Samuel L. Jackson playing Samuel L. Jackson.

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10 Feb 2009 // 8:00 PM

The Maw

The only major problem with The Maw is the pacing and speed of gameplay. Unfortunately, it's a crippling sort of problem.

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Tom Clancy’s EndWar

Tom Clancy's EndWar takes the premise of leading through words and literalizes the experience for the real time strategy game.

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Prince of Persia

The effort here is to provide a fantastic experience, not at all intellectual but one driven by velocity and the player's own gut.

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Midnight Club: Los Angeles

Even if you're not actually walking around on the streets or going into buildings, the Los Angeles here feels just as fully realized as New York City does in Grand Theft Auto 4.

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A defense of the narrative elements in Gears of War 2.

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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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17 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM

Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2 is a sequel with nearly perfect gameplay sullied by silly, derivative and downright ridiculous story and dialogue.

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16 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM

Left 4 Dead

Playing as the infected and coordinating with your team as you try and stop the survivors from reaching the safe room is just as fun and fleshed-out as playing as the survivors.

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14 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM

Mirror’s Edge

Mirror's Edge clearly treats parkour with a good deal of respect and admiration.

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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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25 Nov 2008 // 8:00 PM

Fable II

Fable II is, perhaps, the most seductive game world ever created.

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Eat to Live: The 35th Anniversary of 'Pac-Man'

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"The story of Pac-Man is the story of America.

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