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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: Brink

There's an old joke about shooters: "No one plays the campaign." Everybody just skips ahead to the multiplayer. So why should developers even include that pesky story mode?
Brink trips over itself
By MADDY MYERS  |  June 03, 2011

PAX East, Day 3: Telltale Games, Indie start-ups, and - unfortunately - Dickwolves

Be sure to check out my PAX East recaps for the first half of Friday, the second half of Friday, and all of Saturday.When I...
By Maddy Myers  |  March 13, 2011
Fantasy boyfriends: This year's hottest video game guys

Fantasy boyfriends: This year's hottest video game guys

Castlevania's Gabriel Belmont, one of this year's hottest heroes There's no better way to spend a snowy day than browsing through a slideshow of sexy...
By Maddy Myers  |  December 27, 2010

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
Halo: Reach tournament to support breast cancer

Halo: Reach tournament to support breast cancer

The name of this Halo: Reach tournament, "Fight Like A Girl," is enough to get me to raise my hackles, but don't worry, these women...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 07, 2010


Review: Halo: Reach

Throughout Halo: Reach 's campaign, you are haunted by the thought that, at the end, you will die — and that with your death, the Halo empire will come to an end.
A long goodbye
By MADDY MYERS  |  September 24, 2010
LO500 Featured Battle: Counter-Strike vs. Halo

LO500 Featured Battle: Counter-Strike vs. Halo

VOTE NOW: The Laser Orgy 500 - the Phoenix's quest to crown the greatest video game of all time. I often use Counter-Strike as the...
By Maddy Myers  |  September 15, 2010

New Borderlands DLC + Halo film rumors quashed

Phoenix video-game reviewer Mitch Krpata writes on his blog about the new Borderlands DLC, "Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot." Personally, I'm more excited about the other...
By Maddy Myers  |  January 05, 2010

Review: Borderlands

It’s tempting, and easy, to describe Borderlands solely via comparisons to other games.
Gold rush
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 06, 2009

First look at James Cameron's Avatar

James Cameron captained the biggest box-office smash of all time, his Titanic having grossed nearly $2 billion worldwide. But that was 12 years ago, long before the recession appeared on anyone's radar.
Titanic Gamble
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 28, 2009


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