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Gamers gather for retro glory in New Hampshire

A person prone to dumbass assumptions might have confused this past weekend's 13th annual International Classic Video Game Tournament with a four-day-long exercise in retro-fetishism.
Cathode-ray dreams
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 10, 2011
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Review: Crackdown 2

It's the curse of the sequel. Crackdown 2 isn't a radical departure from its predecessor. But it feels like a letdown.
Power struggle
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 16, 2010
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Greatest video-game tragedies of the last decade

Here are some of our favorite anti-victories of the past 10 years, in rough chronological order.
 Zeroes from the Aughts
By LASER ORGY  |  January 15, 2010
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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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Critical depth

We may look back upon 2007 as the year games started to grow up.
Videogames: 2007 in review
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 17, 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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Resident Evil: Extinction

Meanwhile, the deep-pocketed Umbrella Corporation continues its nefarious schemes — puzzling, given the lack of commerce in an undead society.
A nail in the RE coffin
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 26, 2007
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Locked and loaded

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. It’s already been a strong year for games, with four — four ! — game-of-the-year contenders before Labor Day.
The fall promises a double-barreled blast of gaming greatness
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 12, 2007
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Policeman’s ball

The name Crackdown is twice as long as it needs to be — “Crack” would give a better idea of how addictive this game is.
Microsoft’s unstoppable Crackdown
By MITCH KRPATA  |  February 27, 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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Retirement party

By Christmas, the battle lines will have been drawn in the next-gen console wars.
This fall, the PlayStation 2 and GameCube go down swinging
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 19, 2006

Failure to launch

Sony seemed to have the right idea for competing with the Xbox 360: let them launch first and go through the requisite growing pains, and then capitalize by bringing out the PS3 when the gild had fallen off the 360 lilly.
The Next Gen Console Wars  
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 25, 2006

Here Come the Hot Gaming Consoles!


Xbox 360 rocks. Microsoft's newly minted, next-generation game console is packed with a fire-breathing processor, an outlandish graphics processing unit, and high-definition TV outputs for blasting pixels onto huge HDTV screens. It even looks sweet, with a curvaceous, Apple-esque design that both soothes and entices. There can be no doubt: This month Xbox 360 will incite store riots and lure grown men into acts of depravity, just to have one by the end of 2005.
By Jane Smith  |  December 18, 2005