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8 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Red Steel

Where's the grit, the dirt? This is the mob we're meant to be dealing with, not Screech and Zack from Saved by the Bell.

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4 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Final Fantasy XII

Will real-time combat revolutionize Final Fantasy or ruin it?

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1 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Viva Piñata

It's much easier to stomach the death of a piñata named Buzzlegum12 than the knowledge that my friend Buzz Aldrin the Bee was exploded in the night, causing his delicious candy innards to be flung to the ends of the garden.

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31 Jan 2007 // 10:00 PM

Lumines II

This is clearly a Tetris for the electronic age, and the basics of the gameplay are so elegant that minor missteps cannot completely ruin the experience.

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30 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Naruto: Ninja Council 2

Ninja Council 2 is very much an advertisement for the Naruto license first and a game as an afterthought.

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Dead or Alive Xtreme 2

Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 is less a sports game and more a complicated relationship simulator.

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25 Jan 2007 // 8:02 PM

Streets of Rage Remake

To the homebrew hall of fame we can now add Streets of Rage Remake.

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25 Jan 2007 // 8:01 PM


Pixel's fantastic (if short) squid game gets a new translation.

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25 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

New Rally-X

New Rally-X continues Namco's self-cribbing of the collect-junk-in-a-maze template.

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.Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2

If you want to play a beat-em-up but don't want to worry about learning a new language as some brawlers demand, then this is for you.

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21 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

50 Cent: Bulletproof

There is no finesse here, no need to memorize certain combinations, no pieces of an overall story arc to fit together. This is basic bloodsport, nothing more or less.

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18 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

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.

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16 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Glow Worm

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

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Spider Man: Battle for New York

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

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10 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

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.

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8 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM


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

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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.

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2 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Magical Starsign

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

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21 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Gun: Showdown

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

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17 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Tony Hawks Project 8

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

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