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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

Tringo

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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10 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Elite Beat Agents

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

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7 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Call of Duty 3

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

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3 Dec 2006 // 8:00 PM

Okami

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

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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.

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26 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

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.

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21 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Marvel Ultimate Alliance

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

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16 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

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.

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12 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Dig Dug

Dig Dug further cements Namco's image as fortunate sons of context and circumstance.

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12 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Counterclockwise

Like the light cycles in Tron, you're in control of futuristic vehicles that leave solid walls in their wakes.

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12 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Starlit Zone Fighter

You're a disembodied head spitting fruit at all manner of monsters. Any questions?

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7 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Bully

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

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26 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Scarface

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

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25 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

State of Emergency 2

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

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15 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

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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