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9:39 PM on 10.18.2011  

Compilation Review: Prince of Persia HD

I have a confession to make: I missed out on the Prince of Persia trilogy. br/ br/Yes, some of the most lauded and famous sixth generation games completely escaped my radar. Iím not even sure why. I had a PS2, but I was going through a JRPG binge at the time. The most exposure I ever had to the t...   read

4:33 PM on 08.08.2011  

Brink Review: Literally On The Brink

emBrink/em is one of those unfortunate games where you see the vision of what the developers wanted as you play but it doesnít show up on the actual disc. This far future acrobatic opus attracted attention as a new intellectual property that combined run-and gun action with graceful parkour reminis...   read

12:32 PM on 08.02.2011  

The Grass is Always Greener When it Comes to Sequels

img src=""/ br/ br/I read a very enjoyable article a few weeks ago on Kotaku. ďSpeak up on KotakuĒ is basically an opportunity for users to say their pieces on anything gaming related, and the best get published on the web...   read

10:31 AM on 07.27.2011  

Necro Review - Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

Iíve had a rollercoaster of a history with tactical RPGs. I played emSilent Storm/em until my PC overheated but after three attempts I just havenít been able to get into emDisgaea/em. emTactics Ogre/em is something Iím even more ambiguous about because the last time I played it in 1998 I was young...   read

6:29 PM on 07.24.2011  

No Rose Colored Glasses: Vagrant Story

Right on the heels of the less-than-glowing retrospective I gave emXenogears/em, another classic JRPG is up to bat. This is emVagrant Story/em with no rose colored glasses. br/ br/When you grow out of adolescence and mature into an older gamer, you notice certain things about your childhood amuseme...   read

4:28 PM on 07.23.2011  

No Rose Colored Glasses: Xenogears

As some of you regular blog readers may have noticed, I briefly disappeared off the face of the Earth. Starting a business keeps you busy, but things have cooled off, so I'm happy to return to video game writing. I've got a lot of backlogged content to publish and more time to do it now. I though...   read

10:17 PM on 05.30.2011  

VGR Review: 3rd Birthday

img src=""/ br/ br/Parasite Eve is one of those franchises that never made it out of the original PlayStation era when JRPGs fell onto Sonyís first console like autumn rain. The first two games are often held up as Play...   read

1:25 PM on 05.01.2011  

The Value of Sixty Dollars: Epic Games Edition

img src=""/ br/ br/I was disappointed to read about what Mike Capps of Epic Games said a target="_blank" href=""the other week/a. He made the claim ...   read

6:01 PM on 04.21.2011  

Fun with Math: M Rated Games and Minors

img src=""/ br/ br/Out of curiosity I couldnít help but ask Leland Yee and his chief of staff, Adam Keigwin, what they thought of the new FTC report published today, which indicates that a mere 13% of minors can purchase M rated...   read

12:33 PM on 03.24.2011  

A Tale of Two Open Worlds

Open world games have become something of a staple in video games ever since emGrand Theft Auto III/em revolutionized the genre. Ever since the technology became more readily available, open worlds have appeared in everything from run-of-the mill a target="_blank" href="   read

9:18 AM on 02.28.2011  

Past and Present: Quake Arena Arcade Review

strongemThe verdict:/em/strong If youíre a serious nostalgia buff you may see this as worth 1,200 Microsoft points, but youíre not missing much if you never got into the original game. br/ br/Towards the tail end of the 20th century into the early years of the 21st we lived in a gaming era where the...   read

2:13 PM on 02.15.2011  

Five Instances Proving Anti-Game Activists Have Given Up

Video games are nothing if not familiar with controversy. Cliff Bleszinski even pointed out recently that video games are the a target="_blank" href=""new rock and roll/a. Itís a difficult position to...   read