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The 20 Best Metal Albums of 2010

In 2010, the metal world honored the memory of Ronnie James Dio in the coolest possible way: by making it the best year for new music the genre saw in a very long time.

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Who Needs Interactivity?

Players don't belong on a pedestal. There are plenty enough reasons to limit video game interactivity.

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The Strength of Dialogue in 'Enslaved'

Last year’s Enslaved: Odyssey to the West remains one of the best written games that I’ve ever played thanks to a script that goes out of its way to imply more than it explains.

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Have We Entered an Era of Bad Literary Adaptations as Video Games?

Dante's Inferno would appear to have set a bad precedent.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Storytelling in 'Enslaved'

With gameplay that may or may not do service to its plot but featuring some talented voice acting and direction alongside expressive motion capture and beautiful graphics, does Enslaved manage to tell a good story?

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In 'LittleBigPlanet 2', the 80s are Back. Even the Communism.

There is something part Lego, part early MTV, part pillow fort, and part Saturday morning cartoon about the LittleBigPlanet games. Still, why communists?

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Pigsy's Perfect 10

Pigsy was a great supporting character in Enslaved, but he can't support a game all on his own.

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The Best Metal Albums of 2008

It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norweigian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.

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The Best Metal Albums of 2008

It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norwegian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.

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Tearing Down the Pillars

Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson talks about the influence of Voivod and Pink Floyd, creative deconstruction and reinvention, and achieving that "futuristic yet retro sound".

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Enslaved: Ruun

Norway's ultimate late bloomers shed the black metal tag for something altogether more enthralling.

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