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11:58 PM on 04.27.2012

We need a new ToeJam & Earl game

I spent hours as a child watching my father play ToeJam & Earl or, as my mother appropriately called the game, Burp & Fart. When I was five, this Sega Genesis classic made absolutely no sense. Who was Earl and why does he ...   read

4:53 PM on 04.03.2012

Iím suffering from review writing fatigue

As a small child I dreamed of reviewing games as my full-time job. Literally, I actually had dreams about being an adult and reviewing games as a career on multiple occasions. Unlike most little boys, becoming a policeman o...   read

8:31 AM on 03.20.2012

The world needs a new Road Rash title

Remember the Road Rash franchise, EAís violent motorcycle racing series? Well, I think itís exactly what the gaming industry needs right now. Itís time for a re-imagining of Electronic Artís classic franchise. I remember p...   read

9:16 AM on 03.13.2012

The Mass Effect series embodies narrative perfection

Thereís never been a video game franchise quite like Mass Effect, a series that truly embodies narrative perfection and has laid new ground for all future video games. Sometimes, Gamer Woes isnít just about something thatí...   read

11:17 AM on 03.05.2012

Pokemon Black and White 2 will hurt the 3DS

I was a little confused when Pokemon Black and White 2 was announced last week for the Nintendo DS. Why isnít the game coming to the 3DS? It might come as a surprise to some people out there, but Iím actually a big fan of ...   read

2:29 PM on 02.27.2012

Will the PlayStation Vita be successful?

Now that Sonyís extremely powerful handheld, the PlayStation Vita, has made its way to North America, gamers everywhere are asking the same question Ė will the PlayStation Vita be successful? The market has changed drasti...   read

9:04 PM on 02.26.2012

Review: Rhythm Heaven Fever is quirky, entertaining and frustrating

Rhythm Heaven Fever is absolutely bizarre. One of the last major Wii releases, itís the kind of game that only appeals to a very specific audience. Itís quirky, interesting, and at times also amazingly unforgiving and frus...   read

4:16 PM on 02.17.2012

Dumpster Diving: Cold Stone Creamery Scoop It Up

Welcome to my new video show Dumpster Diving. Every episode Iíll be profiling a new terrible video game and explaining exactly why it sucks so excruciatingly bad. This episode focuses on Cold Stone Creamery Scoop It Up and...   read

4:09 PM on 02.17.2012

Preview: Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D remakes a classic

The only Metal Gear game Iíve ever played is Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance on the Xbox. I enjoyed the title, but Iíve never completely understood the draw of the Metal Gear franchise. I enjoy the games, theyíre solid and fu...   read

4:03 PM on 02.17.2012

Preview: Kid Icarus Uprising features awkwardly unique controls

I never played the original Kid Icarus, but Kid Icarus Uprising, a 20-years-later re-imagining of the franchise, seems solid so far. DS or 3DS titles that feature touch screen based controls have never appealed to me (I ha...   read

12:24 AM on 02.13.2012

Review: Kirby Mass Attack

Kirbyís Mass Attack for DS features ingredients common to great video games, but it just doesnít manage to get them together. The title offers vibrant graphics and a classic Nintendo character (Kirby), but thatís where the...   read

10:11 PM on 01.28.2012

Why Iím not interested in Final Fantasy XIII-2

Final Fantasy XIII is the only video game I have ever returned to a store. Yes, it was that bad, and I absolutely hated it. Square Enix, why are you releasing a sequel to a game that was generally resented by even Final Fan...   read

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