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10

VVVVVV

12-29-2011

Terry Cavanagh's gravity-flipping platformer VVVVVV is beloved for many reasons, and for a lot of fans, one of those reasons is Magnus "Souleye" Pålsson's kicking electronic soundtrack, PPPPPP. I know I have spent after...


 
10

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

11-17-2010

What really is a game, anyway? This is a question that bothers a lot of insecure people with insignificant things to argue about. Actually, when 999 came out on iOS in Japan we learned it had removed the "escape the room" puz...


 

11-17-2010

A few years ago, I discovered escape-the-room Flash games and was hooked instantly. Shorter and more compact than your typical point-and-click adventure, escape-the-room games such as Crimson Room are a great way to kill time...


 
10

Persona 4

12-05-2008

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...


 
10

Persona 3: FES

04-30-2008

At long last, the Persona 3 animated film has a launch window! After being teased for the better part of a year, Atlus has announced Persona 3: The Movie #1: Spring of Birth is set to arrive in Japan...


 
10

God of War III

03-08-2010

Kratos has successfully killed the God of War, Ares. He has challenged Zeus, the King of the Gods, and lived. What's next? Well, take down all of Olympus, of course. In the latest and final installment of the God of War...


 
10

Gran Turismo 5

11-24-2010

Gran Turismo 5 is coming to an end less than four years after its launch, as the online component is set to be removed entirely by the end of March, and now, we have word that certain DLC packs are getting pulled from the PSN...


 
10

Killzone 3

02-22-2011

Sony has announced that the multiplayer component of Killzone 3 will go free, available on PSN as a standalone download. All the maps will be playable, but player progress will cease after they reach a certain level. So, it's...


 
10

Portal 2

05-21-2011

Portal Stories: Mel is a lovely-looking community-made mod for Portal 2 that's due out sometime in Q1 2015, according to the title's store page. The lengthy 20+ level mod will feature a new protagonist called ...


 
10

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

11-01-2011

[Update: It looks like Sony caught wind of what was going on and has temporarily removed the game to prevent folks from loading up on free Uncharted. It was fun while it lasted.] Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception's single-p...


 
10

The Last of Us

06-05-2013

[An earlier version of this piece had an inaccurate statistical description of one of the downloadable weapons. The offending paragraph has been updated for factual accuracy.] I know, I'm late to the party. Despite being inte...


 
10

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable

07-02-2010

Persona 3 The Movie #1 Spring of Birth will manifest in English on May 20, Aniplex USA has revealed. In addition to a Blu-ray of the directors cut, a collectors edition featuring a soundtrack disc, art book, stickers, and ill...


 
10

Donkey Kong Country Returns

11-19-2010

In 1994, the original Donkey Kong Country single-handedly saved the Super Nintendo from losing to the Genesis. The gorgeous platformer had everyone talking, with its solid gameplay, classic characters, and, most importantly, ...


 
10

Super Mario Galaxy 2

05-23-2010

Oh, you cuh-RAYzay hackers! What magic will you perform next? Some rosy-cheeked tinkerers have decided to hack the data for Super Mario Galaxy 2 to create a suite of custom levels called Super Mario Galaxy 2.5. The hack isn'...


 
10

Bit.Trip Complete

09-13-2011

Bit.Trip Complete and Saga were released several months ago here in North America, but across the pond there are still plenty of fans eagerly awaiting their release. Fortunately, Europeans don't have much longer to wait,...


 
10

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

10-23-2011

According to our own Jim Sterling, Kirby's Return to Dream Land belongs right up there among New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Donkey Kong Country Returns in the upper echelon of modern-day multi-player platformers. That's p...


 
10

Plants vs. Zombies

09-17-2010

Independent music enthusiasts (and especially those who follow game music) are pretty familiar with Bandcamp as a platform to get affordable music while giving the creators a greater cut than through traditional means. Perhap...


 
10

BioShock

08-17-2007

It's a novel concept to take some of the most revered console and PC games from less than a decade ago and put them on phones. Seriously, how have we come this far this fast?! The devices that sit in our pockets and are prima...


 
10

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

11-10-2011

Whether its fighting random dragons or avoiding helicopter spawns, there's lots of solid deals this weekend for PC gamers. If you know for sure you're going to buy Grand Theft Auto V on PC on release day next month, you can s...


 
10

Mass Effect 2

01-26-2010

Independent music enthusiasts (and especially those who follow game music) are pretty familiar with Bandcamp as a platform to get affordable music while giving the creators a greater cut than through traditional means. Perhap...


 
10

Deadly Premonition

02-27-2010

Deadly Premonition, Jim Sterling's favorite game of all time is now available on PlayStation Network, containing all the material from the Director's Cut that was released earlier this year plus all the previously released do...


 
10

Forza Motorsport 3

10-13-2009

Racing games are not for everybody. Well, the old ones were, but time went by, we slowly got away from the simplicity of just getting over the finish line first. Now we're at a point where we're controlling high-end simulatio...


 
10

Forza Motorsport 4

10-06-2011

The August Playseat Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 4 comes out today, August 7, on Xbox Live, priced at 560 Microsoft Points. You'll get 10 cars for your garage for that outlay, ranging from pretty standard (but still nice!) s...


 
10

Halo: Reach

09-11-2010

Listen, Halo. It's not you, it's me. I love you, I really do. You'll always be my favorite first-person shooter franchise. Lately though, I found someone else. Her name is Call of Duty: Black Ops and she's wild, man. Just wi...


 
10

Halo 4

11-01-2012

Halo 4: Game of the Year Edition is coming out next week on October 8 for $39.99. Note that when we first learned about this package it was listed at $49.99, so this is a much better price now. It's going to include the game...