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Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition

You say schlock like it's a bad thing.

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‘Runers’: What’s My Motivation?

Shoot better and better and better. Then, shoot some more.

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9 Sep 2014 // 8:40 AM

Yet Another Perspective on ‘Another Perspective’

What Another Perspective wants to say is that the the essence of the video game is rooted in interaction. In other words that “You are me. I am you.”

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MIND: Path to Thalamus

The game earns a trust that allows you to let go of your worries and to just let the mood wash over you, vagaries and all.

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The Walking Dead Season Two, Episode 4

With episode 4 of its second season, I feel as if the well is running dry on Telltale's ability to wring new meaning out of The Walking Dead franchise.

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25 Aug 2014 // 8:34 AM

Hohokum

The game plays like it belongs in a museum, one of those interactive displays that invites people to navigate the art rather than stare at it.

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18 Aug 2014 // 12:04 PM

Oribtal Gear

Orbital Gear is missing an important label that would allow me to forgive its flaws: the "Early Access" label.

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‘Console Wars’ Is a Deeply Flawed Telling of a Great Story about Videogames

A book on the origins of Sega, a gaming industry giant of great historical importance, could have been great.

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‘OlliOlli’ Is the Purest Embodiment of Skate Culture in a Game

OlliOlli doesn't care about conforming, it doesn't care about its peers, and it doesn't care what you think of it. All it cares about is landing that trick.

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The Wolf Among Us: Episodes 4 & 5

Noir isn't about deduction or reasoning. It's about shaking the trees and seeing what falls out. That's what these episodes are about.

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‘Wayward Manor’ Is a Bit Insubstantial

Neil Gaiman wrote a video game.

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21 Jul 2014 // 8:28 AM

Aeon Command

By keeping it simple, Bat Country has developed a simple, engaging, and surprisingly relaxing two-player competition to pass the time on a lunch break.

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18 Jul 2014 // 7:46 AM

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Salem is the perfect setting for the game's slightly unreal premise as even the name of the town evokes such slightly otherworldly possibilities.

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Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure

Tesla Effect is B-grade fun that unfortunately soon turns into B-grade nonsense.

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11 Jul 2014 // 3:00 AM

Quest for Infamy

In Quest for Infamy, you’ll spend more time looking for a story and puzzles than you do participating in a story and puzzles.

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‘Tomodachi Life’ Is As Much a Digital Pet As It Is a Farcical Soap Opera

A sequel to the 2009 Japan-only DS release Tomodachi Collection, Tomodachi Life is less a game than a virtual aquarium (or perhaps sitcom set) populated by Miis.

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Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

Even calling the seven women of Conception II "heroines" is almost disingenuous, since it's clear from the start of the game who the hero is and who the "help" is.

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‘Noir Syndrome’: Style and Simplicity

Noir Syndrome is simplistic enough to pick up and play and clever enough to keep you coming back for more.

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‘Richard & Alice’: Quiet, Bleak, but Well Written

Richard & Alice spins out its morose themes with skill in a fittingly moody atmosphere. The drawback is the slow pace of the puzzles.

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11 Jun 2014 // 7:00 AM

LEGO The Hobbit

Thank God for the LEGO games.

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