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Thursday, January 18 2007

Digimon World DS

If you're not a fan, then Digimon World DS isn't going to make you want to buy a Digimon lunchbox.


Tuesday, January 16 2007

Glow Worm

Glow Worm is pretty, to be sure, but what good is a puzzle game that never actually puzzles?


Sunday, January 14 2007

Spider Man: Battle for New York

Spidey's latest adventure finds him desperately trying to stop the senseless destruction of...Bunsen burners?


Wednesday, January 10 2007

Big Oil

With Big Oil, you can finally indulge your fantasy of fashioning virtual Nigerias of chaos and plunder, without burdening your conscience with the consequences.


Monday, January 8 2007

Tringo

How is it that Tringo has become so popular? Why, its association with gambling, of course.


Wednesday, January 3 2007

World Championship Poker featuring Howard Lederer: All In

World Championship Poker is a hastily assembled product which transparently attempts to capitalize on poker's current pop culture favor.


Tuesday, January 2 2007

Magical Starsign

The biggest crime Magical Starsign commits is the endless, relentless, incessant, infuriatingly pointless random battles.


Thursday, December 21 2006

Gun: Showdown

Gun: Showdown is a worthy title for the PSP, even as it exposes limitations in both the franchise and the system.


Sunday, December 17 2006

Tony Hawks Project 8

Tony Hawk's Project 8 is not a revolutionary game, content to improve slightly on its seven predecessors.


Sunday, December 10 2006

Elite Beat Agents

Think Men in Black meets The Blues Brothers, and you'll have an idea of the craziness that awaits you.


Thursday, December 7 2006

Call of Duty 3

"Why would you want to play a war game?" It's a fair question.


Sunday, December 3 2006

Okami

The world is literally a moving painting and from the fluttering grass to the chirping birds and animated townspeople, everything feels absolutely alive.


Thursday, November 30 2006

The Sopranos

There are enough of the sights and sounds of The Sopranos to feel immersed in its ambience as a show but there is not enough game here to feel immersed in a, well, game.


Sunday, November 26 2006

Every Extend Extra

The player is, in essence, attempting to be a suicide bomber, a kamikaze pilot in a wall of sound and elegant graphics.


Tuesday, November 21 2006

Marvel Ultimate Alliance

"Why not just throw in Paul Bunyan and My Little Pony and be done with it?"


Thursday, November 16 2006

N3: Ninety-Nine Nights

When you're burning down the goblins' villages, you don't pause to think about the plight of the innocents -- yet, play the game from the perspective of the goblins, and you'll find yourself outraged by the injustices.


Tuesday, November 7 2006

Bully

"You're dumb!" "What the heck are you wearing?" "I hate you!" "Stinky breath!" "That's it, you're dead!"


Thursday, October 26 2006

Scarface

Scarface begat Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which in turn begat...Scarface?


Wednesday, October 25 2006

State of Emergency 2

State of Emergency 2 is without some of the faults of its predecessor, but also without its campy redeeming values.


Sunday, October 15 2006

LocoRoco

LocoRoco is designed to either be played quickly or obsessively. There is no in-between, no gratification for cowardly non-committers.


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