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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
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Sexiest video game studs of 2011

Here's our annual list of the hot men video games have offered up this past year.
If only they were real
By MADDY MYERS  |  December 23, 2011

On Gears of War 3’s women warriors


The Gears of War franchise and I have a history, punctuated by a blog post I made a year and a half ago about the...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 17, 2011
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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

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge: On glitches, difficulty settings, and co-op fights


No one is playing Hunted: The Demon's Forge. No one has heard of Hunted: The Demon's Forge. It's a forgettable, poorly made co-op game that...
By Maddy Myers  |  June 27, 2011
In defense of Gears, the ultimate "bro game"

In defense of Gears, the ultimate "bro game"


Yesterday, the Border House wrote The Evolution of Anya Stroud, a piece about Anya's development in the Gears franchise. They've linked to my coverage of...
By Maddy Myers  |  July 02, 2010


Gears of War 3: Female Character Added, Game Ruined


Don't worry. That title is a joke. Anya Stroud (at least, that's who we think that blonde woman is) in COG armor does not ruin this game....
By Maddy Myers  |  April 14, 2010
Gears of War 3: Adding a Female Character?

Gears of War 3: Adding a Female Character?


  Gears of War 3 hasn't been announced -- although the game's teaser debuts a week from today, and the game itself will be out in...
By Maddy Myers  |  March 31, 2010
PAX East, Day Two: Best Games of All Time + Nerdcore Musical Guests

PAX East, Day Two: Best Games of All Time + Nerdcore Musical Guests


As I write this, I am waiting for the Video Game Orchestra to begin their set at Saturday night's concert – yes, this blog is...
By Maddy Myers  |  March 27, 2010
Mass Effect 2, in Comic Book Form

Mass Effect 2, in Comic Book Form


Mass Effect: Redemption, a series of prequel comics to Mass Effect 2, hit shelves last year. Now, a new Mass Effect comic about the events of...
By Maddy Myers  |  March 19, 2010
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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


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Review: Wanted: Weapons of Fate

It's hard to say which has a worse reputation: movies based on video games or video games based on movies.
Over in a muzzle flash
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 10, 2009
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Black and white and red all over

The most common problem afflicting video games these days is a deficit of imagination. So many releases look alike, sound alike, and play alike.
The stylish ultraviolence of MadWorld
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 31, 2009
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Review: Resident Evil 5

Is it racist? The question has been plaguing Resident Evil 5 since its infamous trailer debuted at the 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Bigoted, or just boring?
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 24, 2009
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Review: Killzone 2

For fans of the chronically underperforming PlayStation 3, each new exclusive title is a potential savior. The latest great white hope is Killzone 2 , the sequel to a not especially beloved PS2 game.
Can Killzone 2 save the PlayStation 3?
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 17, 2009
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Like clockwork

The Gears of War keep turning
The Gears of War keep turning
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 02, 2008


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PS3, please

Sony's Resistance , a PS3 shooter, is getting lost in the shuffle.
Resistance 2 deserves a shot
By MADDY MYERS  |  December 02, 2008
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Troop surge

It’s tempting to write off Mercenaries 2: World in Flames , if only because of the noisy ads — they’re scored by an annoying white-boy rap song.
Mercenaries 2 does it the old-fashioned way
By AARON SOLOMON  |  September 16, 2008
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Citizen Kane? Or ‘Citizen You’?

Anyone who wants to know what makes a video game a video game — what makes it different from movies, television, books — can find the answer in Grand Theft Auto IV .
Grand Theft Auto IV  puts the player behind the wheel
By MITCH KRPATA  |  May 13, 2008
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War games

September 11 has featured prominently in books, movies, and TV shows, but video games have danced around the subject — until now.
Army of Two fights the good fight — mostly
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 24, 2008
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Cosmic debris

On paper, it was the greatest game ever. And then it crash-landed.
The little things sink Mass Effect
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 03, 2007


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WW2 is finally over

The Infinity Ward developers must be high-fiving.
Call of Duty  goes modern
By MADDY MYERS  |  November 19, 2007
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So long, Master Chief

Halo is the great unifier of the video-game world, bringing together people of all stripes, from hardcore geeks to competitive jocks.
Halo 3 calls it a day
By MITCH KRPATA  |  October 01, 2007
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Storming Sin City

Xbox 360 owners can be forgiven for overlooking Rainbow Six: Vegas last Christmas.
Rainbow Six: Vegas  doubles down on the PS3
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 27, 2007
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Megadeth

Mustaine’s politics can tend toward the simplistic, but his playing doesn’t.
United Abominations | Roadrunner
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 18, 2007
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Ice capades

The longest-running debate among video-game fanboys is whether graphics “matter.”
Blood runs cold on a hollow Planet
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 23, 2007


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Off and running

Remember: Delays are as common in video-game releases as cheat codes.
 The next-gen consoles have arrived — now what?
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 28, 2006
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Wolves and warfare

Okami delivered.
A year in games
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 19, 2006
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Little to F.E.A.R.

When it was released for the PC in 2005, F.E.A.R. met with critical acclaim but not matching commercial success.
The scariest part is the control scheme
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 07, 2006
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Sleeper cell

On the surface, Gears of War is as macho and chest-beating an action game as they come.
Death comes from below in Gears of War
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 28, 2006