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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!"


Friday, October 27 2006

Scarface

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


Thursday, October 26 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.


Monday, October 16 2006

LocoRoco

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


Thursday, October 12 2006

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

This is the Lego Star Wars game that you have been looking for.


Tuesday, September 26 2006

The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript

The Uncanny Valley claims another unwitting victim.


Friday, September 15 2006

Guild Wars Factions

Factions has more in common with Counter-Strike and Diablo than it does other MMOs.


Thursday, September 7 2006

Super Dragon Ball Z

Super Dragon Ball Z is a PlayStation 2 game with coin-op motivation.


Monday, August 28 2006

Dead Rising

Most horror movie subtext is watcher-inferred, but zombies have no problem using themselves to cast obvious blanket statements on society.


Thursday, August 24 2006

Prey

Prey's interpretation of life and death, its major innovation, shuns the game over screen.


Thursday, August 17 2006

The Movies: Stunts and Effects

The substance of Stunts and Effects is only as good as the property on which it rests.


Thursday, August 10 2006

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Liberty City Stories isn't the bold new GTA game many fans were hoping for.


Friday, August 4 2006

Super Monkey Ball Adventure

This is about breathing new life into a series via an expanded, developed one-player experience.


Monday, July 24 2006

Massively Multiplayer Pong

I am not certain what the purpose of the game is. Indeed, I am not certain that this media product can be categorized as a game at all.


Thursday, July 20 2006

The Red Star

While the artwork's alluring and the universe compelling, there's little attempt to introduce the characters or ease off on the pronoun-happy nomenclature.


Tuesday, July 18 2006

Dragon Quest VIII

While most of its progeny has evolved with the times, Dragon Quest refuses to take even the most necessary baby steps.


Friday, July 14 2006

Cars

We are finally getting to the point where controlling the avatar on-screen is actually like taking on the role of the movie's protagonist.


Tuesday, July 11 2006

Bonnie’s Bookstore

Gaming is more than just the games. It's a part of the digital lifestyle that more and more of us are embracing each day.


Monday, June 26 2006

New Super Mario Bros.

Playing New Super Mario Bros. is a lot like shagging an ex: it's satisfying in the moment, but afterwards you realize your effort could have been spent better elsewhere.


Wednesday, June 21 2006

Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

What this game does so well is that it makes you actually feel like a WWII soldier, something that very few games have accomplished.


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