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Review: Red Dead Redemption

The land doesn't care. Not about the storms that blow across its plains. Not about the animals that stalk one another through its grasses. And certainly not about the men who occasionally appear over the horizon and try to build a civilization on its san
Grand Theft Oater?
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 18, 2010
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Review: Red Faction: Guerrilla

It's strange, when you think about it, how unrealistic most video games are. Not in the sense that they feature superheroes and space mutants — that's easy to accept. But as they render their environments with increasing verisimilitude, it becomes hard
Blast factory
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 26, 2009
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Review: The Godfather II

If adapting the Godfather series means stripping it of subtext and amplifying the thuggery, that may be the greatest imaginable indictment of video games as a medium.
Going against the family
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 24, 2009
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Interview: Christopher Monks

Ever feel you should earn points for remembering to get up in the morning?
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By CLEA SIMON  |  January 13, 2009
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The pile-up

No longer is there an off-season or even a chance to catch our breath after the fall deluge.
A blizzard of new games
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 29, 2008
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Year in Games: Where it's at

This was a strange year for video games.
Succeeding on the strenghts of their settings
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 22, 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

Upping the game

I believe games should be able to choose their setting.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 23, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 21, 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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Sex, violence and video games

Popular culture has always had a bogeyman. These days, it’s most often video games being accused of leading the nation’s youth astray.
Reconciling the irreconcilable
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 23, 2008
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No rest for the wicked awesome

Gamers are usually lucky if they can get their hands on one premium title to last them through those long, cold nights. Not this year.
Winter games are heating up
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 21, 2007


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Simple pleasures

Though it doesn’t quite stack up to its PS2 brethren and definitely shouldn’t be mistaken for Grand Theft Auto 4 , at $20, it’s a solid budget title.
Grand Theft Auto goes back to Liberty City
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 30, 2006