Reviews Archive

  • TWO WEEKS after Diablo III was released, I’d completed the game on Nightmare and was midway through Act III on Hardcore when my gaming PC suffered a catastrophic meltdown. I […]

    Diablo III Review: Hardcore Down

    TWO WEEKS after Diablo III was released, I’d completed the game on Nightmare and was midway through Act III on Hardcore when my gaming PC suffered a catastrophic meltdown. I […]

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  • I DEBATED what to call this post, because there are two key headlines for this year’s Tiger Woods game. One is a focus on microtransactions so obnoxious it’s often hard […]

    Tiger Woods Hurricane Simulator 2013

    I DEBATED what to call this post, because there are two key headlines for this year’s Tiger Woods game. One is a focus on microtransactions so obnoxious it’s often hard […]

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  • I FINISHED MODERN WARFARE 3′s CAMPAIGN this week, and can’t help but feel I’ve done all this before. Which isn’t to say it wasn’t fun – there’s something comfortable and enjoyable […]

    Modern Warfare 3: Define “Modern”

    I FINISHED MODERN WARFARE 3′s CAMPAIGN this week, and can’t help but feel I’ve done all this before. Which isn’t to say it wasn’t fun – there’s something comfortable and enjoyable […]

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  • ROCKSMITH is a fascinating game, if it’s even fair to call it that. Ubisoft’s new entry into the rhythm-music genre ditches our trusty plastic 5-button controllers in favor of real […]

    RockSmith: No! More! Plastic! Guitars!

    ROCKSMITH is a fascinating game, if it’s even fair to call it that. Ubisoft’s new entry into the rhythm-music genre ditches our trusty plastic 5-button controllers in favor of real […]

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  • I REALLY WANT to like Brink. After the decent but disappointing Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, I was hoping Brink might be a return to the brilliance of Splash Damage’s Wolfenstein: […]

    Brink: Enemy Territory Remixed

    I REALLY WANT to like Brink. After the decent but disappointing Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, I was hoping Brink might be a return to the brilliance of Splash Damage’s Wolfenstein: […]

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  • HOW DO YOU TALK about Portal 2 without spoiling it? Part of the charm of this “first-person puzzler” is finding something new or unexpected lurking around almost every corner, which […]

    Portal 2: Reviewed, Spoiler-Free

    HOW DO YOU TALK about Portal 2 without spoiling it? Part of the charm of this “first-person puzzler” is finding something new or unexpected lurking around almost every corner, which […]

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  • VIDEOGAMES OFTEN ASK PLAYERS to accept ridiculous premises without question. Geeky physicist Gordon Freeman massacres hordes of aliens and human soldiers in Half-Life and never speaks and no one thinks […]

    Pokemon Black, I Choose You!

    VIDEOGAMES OFTEN ASK PLAYERS to accept ridiculous premises without question. Geeky physicist Gordon Freeman massacres hordes of aliens and human soldiers in Half-Life and never speaks and no one thinks […]

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  • There are some great ideas in the latest Guitar Hero game, Warriors of Rock. It’s a shame they weren’t introduced a few years ago, because they might have helped stem […]

    Guitar Hero 6: Too Much, Too Late?

    There are some great ideas in the latest Guitar Hero game, Warriors of Rock. It’s a shame they weren’t introduced a few years ago, because they might have helped stem […]

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  • A FEW DAYS INTO ITS RELEASE, I feel like I’ve already gotten more than my money’s worth out of Guitar Hero: Metallica. Granted, I’m not the typical player: As of […]

    Review – Guitar Hero: Metallica

    A FEW DAYS INTO ITS RELEASE, I feel like I’ve already gotten more than my money’s worth out of Guitar Hero: Metallica. Granted, I’m not the typical player: As of […]

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