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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


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


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


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

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Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

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

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26 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript

The Uncanny Valley claims another unwitting victim.

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15 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Guild Wars Factions

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

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6 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Super Dragon Ball Z

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

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27 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Dead Rising

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

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23 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM


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

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The Movies: Stunts and Effects

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

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