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Why I play violent video games

When I was 15, I made a new best friend.
First-Person Shooter
By MADDY MYERS  |  February 01, 2013

Review: Spec Ops: The Line

The recent release Spec Ops: The Line is as generic as its name — a competent, intermittently slick third-person shooter whose combat setpieces hold zero surprises for even the novice player.
Friendly fire
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 20, 2012

Gaming: the next level

Remember the days when being a video game champion meant having the high score on Pac-Man at your local arcade?
Providence will be the center of the video game universe this weekend when it hosts Major League gaming's national chamionships
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  November 18, 2011

Review: Resistance 3

Fall is shooter season, and Resistance 3 is the first of many, though it will likely not emerge as the frontrunner.
Murderer with a heart of gold
By MADDY MYERS  |  September 16, 2011
Brainwashed narrators in games: Black Ops vs. Dead Space 2

Brainwashed narrators in games: Black Ops vs. Dead Space 2

DEAD SPACE 2 C'mon, Isaac, no need to beat yourself up. Since playing the campaign for Call of Duty: Black Ops, and more recently since playing Dead...
By Maddy Myers  |  February 09, 2011

Sexiest video game studs of 2010

Shameless objectification. That’s what gamers like to see: toned, fit bodies performing fantastic physical stunts in skimpy outfits. Thing is, the games industry isn’t just pandering to their straight male audience these days. We’re starting to see som
A banner year for pixelated pieces of ass
By MADDY MYERS  |  December 24, 2010


Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops

Like other Call of Duty games, Black Ops is rated M for Mature, but that rating doesn't cut it anymore.
Historical fiction: Black Ops packs the Cold War with action
By MADDY MYERS  |  November 19, 2010
LO500 High Scores: Director Guillermo del Toro's Top 5 Favorite Games

LO500 High Scores: Director Guillermo del Toro's Top 5 Favorite Games

In an interview at the Brattle Theatre, acclaimed director and maestro of the mystical Guillermo del Toro discussed The Fall, the second installment of his...
By Michael Goetzman  |  October 23, 2010

Winter wonderland

Do not adjust your calendar. Christmas has not been moved to March this year.
Video games start the new year right
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 01, 2010

Review: Modern Warfare 2

You're standing in an elevator with men wearing bulletproof vests and wielding machine guns. "No Russian," the leader reminds you, as the doors open to reveal a line of persons waiting at the airport security gate.
Hell to play
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 27, 2009

Delay of game

Splinter Cell: Conviction , BioShock 2 , Heavy Rain — these are just some of the eagerly awaited titles that won't be coming to your video-game console this fall.
With some big names shelved, 10 releases to watch for this fall
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 18, 2009