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Paul Allen and the Underthinkers: Everywhere at Once

Omit your preconceived opinions of Paul Allen the philanthropist, and introduce yourself to Paul Allen, the songwriter and musician, and his powerhouse band, the Underthinkers. They're pretty good at this music stuff.

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The Maw

The only major problem with The Maw is the pacing and speed of gameplay. Unfortunately, it's a crippling sort of problem.

Thomas Cross
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Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2 is a sequel with nearly perfect gameplay sullied by silly, derivative and downright ridiculous story and dialogue.

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Fable II

Fable II is, perhaps, the most seductive game world ever created.

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Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

The chief lure of the Viva Piñata series is the ability to witness the E-rated mating rituals of the piñatas themselves.

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Too Human

Too Human is more or less a Diablo clone.

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Digital films coming to Xbox Live

Benjamin J. Romano
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Ninja Gaiden II

If you're worried that video games are becoming a little too "arthouse" or highbrow, there are always titles like Ninja Gaiden II.

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The Power of the Meta

Is it wrong to be a little bit uneasy about the use of Metacritic as part of the criteria with which to cleanse Xbox Live?

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Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom

There are so many head-scratchingly puzzling things about this Xbox 360 game that it's hard to know where to start.

Ryan Smith
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What's next for Xbox?

Victor Godinez
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Mass Effect

One of the major themes of Mass Effect is xenophobia and the reasons that certain species hate or mistrust the others.

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Microsoft wants to add Silicon Valley as a friend

Scott Duke Harris and John Boudreau
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Halo 3

Halo 3 may be the most important video game of all time.

Jason Cook
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Tenchu Z

Ninjas are awesome. They are also, apparently, fascists.

G. Christopher Williams
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Shadowrun

Shadowrun feels like a briefly entertaining speed bump on the road to Halo 3.

Ryan Smith
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Forza Motorsport 2

Forza Motorport 2 succeeds on all levels because it is the racing game you choose to make of it.

Arun Subramanian
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Consoles may get price cut

Victor Godinez
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Talk of Microsoft-Yahoo merger peters out

Elise Ackerman and Jack Davis
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Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

From the first minute of the opening cinematic, when our protagonist chases down a plane on foot and then jumps on to catch it, you know that any notion of 'realism' will be taking a back seat in this game.

Sean Trundle
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