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1:35 PM on 05.05.2011

Mini-Games: A Torrid Affair

It was an unusually warm spring day as my brother, grandfather and I packed into a Champaign-colored Buick setting out on a road trip down to Florida to spend a week of spring break with family. Being nine, I had little int...   read

10:26 AM on 04.06.2010

XBLA Review: Scrap Metal

Fifteen years ago a small company called SingleTrac began designing a game that would be the delicious brainchild of the ever irrepressible David Jaffe and Scott Campbell and would change how we looked at racing and combat ...   read

11:35 AM on 03.03.2010

Toy Soldiers: A Surprise Attack of Fun

World War I was incorrectly labeled as, “The War to End All Wars”, but rightly so. It was when all the various technologies emerging at the turn of the century suddenly became used for warfare and while history buffs might ...   read

11:44 AM on 02.17.2010

Casual is the New 'Hardcore'

Gamers born in the 1980s have, for most of their lives, been playing electronic games as they’ve evolved into what we have today. While many abhor the use of labels to players such as ‘casual’ or ‘hardcore’, they still pers...   read

10:22 AM on 02.16.2010

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond Lacks Humor; Disappoints

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond Developer: Vicious Cycle Software Released: January 6, 2010 MSRP: 1200 MS Points / $15.00 Gamers growing up in the mid-eighties have finally aged to the point of being well positioned to ...   read

3:30 PM on 01.21.2010

Why I Game - Part I

We all have our reasons for gaming. Some play to escape the drudgery of an otherwise stressful day. Others might play because they want to enjoy the game as a work of art. Many do it just for the fun of it. But for me, I was ...   read

4:24 PM on 01.12.2010

Top 10 Games of the Decade

Fair warning: This is a video intensive post. Enjoy I sincerely believe that while technical achievement and graphical eye candy are all well and good, the thing that stands out succinctly best is when a game is genuinely fu...   read

5:01 PM on 01.07.2010

Alien Breed Evolution Quite Entertaining

There are few times when a Xbox Live Arcade Game has been genuinely able to make me jump when a twinge of fear hits me, however Alien Breed Evolution did it repeatedly. Surrounded by human corpses and under siege as multipl...   read

2:42 PM on 01.06.2010

A Belated Top 10 Games of 2009

10. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Dispensing with the original formula of base building, Dawn of War II took the stance of kicking ass without having to hunker down first to do it. Taking the role of the silent Space Ma...   read

12:42 PM on 01.05.2010

My PS3 Love Affair, Round Two

So, I had a Playstation 3 for a while. It was a saucy little number touting its sweet little 40 GB hard drive. We had our torrid love affair much to the dismay of my Wii and Xbox 360, but in the end, it wasn’t meant to be. ...   read

11:47 AM on 12.31.2009

First Thoughts - Gratuitous Space Battles

Real-time Strategy has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. Ever since I got my first taste of Warcraft 2, I've been hooked and haven't looked back. Cut to the summer of this year as Positech Games releases Gratuitous Spa...   read

10:16 AM on 12.30.2009

When Digital Downloads Go Bad

It seems that there was a little speed bump amongst all the joy of the annual Steam sale. The Consumerist reports that all Ario wanted to do was gift his brother a game via the digital download client, but what happened is ...   read

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