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2 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

Dementium: The Ward

Renegade Kid basically took the game concept of Contra and hooked it into a survival horror FPS.

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29 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

Manhunt 2

The issues surrounding Manhunt 2's release make it more interesting as an example of game editing and censorship than as a game.

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Dancing with the Stars

Seriously, where's Master P?

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Chibi Robo: Park Patrol

Even a ten-year-old could grasp that harvesting an entire forest at once is not as good as harvesting it in sections by simply comparing it to Chibi Robo's carefully balanced flower economy.

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25 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy might be the first time old-school gamers have to accept that, y'know, maybe gamers these days do have it better than they did.

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20 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

Woyzeck

Because the user can explore the space in real time however he/she desires, the narrative is pieced together at the discretion of the user. The piece becomes a meditation on the narrative form itself.

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19 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

Ratatouille

It's like Crash Bandicoot with more mobility, as rats can apparently walk tightropes, climb nets, and use conveniently-placed umbrellas to float around.

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15 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

Conan

Through its focus on a character bound by no law coming into conflict with encroaching civilizing advancements, Conan finds some parallels in the classic tradition of the American Western.

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13 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

Mario Strikers Charged

Like EA's early '90s NHL games, Mario Strikers Charged is all about body checking -- or in this case, slide tackling.

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11 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

NBA 08

The biggest complaint is not with gameplay, but with the fact that there are players missing from rosters.

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

While it's easy to view Phantom Hourglass as the successor to The Wind Waker, in reality, it's just as much a direct descendant of A Link to the Past, due almost solely to perspective.

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6 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

MySims

MySims is a "god game" that leaves you feeling more mortal than ever.

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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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1 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Heavenly Sword

In a genre so dominated by men, it is refreshing to see a game where the girls get to kick butt in a land where nearly everyone else is male.

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28 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Halo 3

Halo 3 may be the most important video game of all time.

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23 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Monster Hunter Freedom 2

It's rare to see a developer achieve so much success in the presentation, planning and the preparation aspect of a game, yet completely stumble on the gameplay side of things.

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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Much more than a gimmick, the controls of Metroid Prime: Corruption eventually gel into the definitive FPS experience.

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14 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Mega Man Star Force

All of those strategic elements and nuances that the average card player must master simply aren't necessary when you're fighting in Mega Man Star Force.

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11 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Stranglehold

Stranglehold resembles Hard Boiled in that it, like the film, seems largely a series of very pretty, very stylish action sequences unified by only the thinnest veneer of a plot and motivations for characters.

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7 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Bioshock

The implications of spliced human beings going insane with addictions for genetic material are enough to sit with you long after you're done playing.

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