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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

10:00 PM on 01.28.2012

Preview: Resident Evil Revelations is a return to the seriesí roots

Itís been a awhile since Iíve played a Resident Evil title. In fact, I havenít followed Resident Evil Revelationsí development much at all. I did, however, end up downloading the 3DS demo from the eShop on a whim. I admit ...   read

2:39 PM on 01.23.2012

Halo isn't as good as I remember

Iíve always had a strange attachment to the Halo franchise. For me, Halo: Combat Evolved was the game of high school. Everyone was playing it and cafeteria conversations always somehow ended up being Halo related. But latel...   read

11:29 AM on 01.16.2012

Club Nintendo finally doesnít suck

Okay, maybe Ďsuckí is a strong word Ė because Club Nintendo does have some cool rewards Ė but the items are highly subjective. Unless youíre twelve or otherwise into stickers, posters, and other Nintendo related swag, there...   read

8:47 AM on 01.10.2012

Skyward Sword is motion control perfection

The Zelda series is a franchise that hasnít changed much over the years. Thereís an over world, dungeons, a princess in distress and an angry, magical, evil enemy. During every Zelda adventure you traverse various elemental...   read

3:09 PM on 01.04.2012

Review Ė Kirbyís Return To Dreamland

Kirbyís Return To Dreamland is possibly the easiest game Iíve played in my entire life. Usually this is a bad thing, but in this titleís case, itís simplicity and ease actually works in its favour. The gameís levels are va...   read

12:04 PM on 12.15.2011

Review Ė Mario Kart 7 ďThe First Nintendo Game With Great Online FeaturesĒ

Mario Kart 7 introduces a number of new features to Nintendoís fan favourite kart racing franchise, but it still ends up playing almost identically to its predecessors. Thatís not necessarily a bad thing though, because Ma...   read

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