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Review: Diablo 3

Review: Diablo 3(1)

Where is your copy of Diablo 3 ? It's not on your computer. It never will be. It is in the cloud, with all its virtual spoils streaming live over the Internet.
Always on
By MADDY MYERS  |  June 01, 2012


The dinosaurs of the entertainment world ( i.e. , Hollywood movie studios and national music companies) have joined with the Business Software Alliance (which represents tech giants such as Apple, Microsoft, and Intel) to sponsor an insidious piece of l
Old-media corporate giants seek censorship through a web-based blacklist. Plus, #occupy brutality, and D.C. deadlock.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 25, 2011
Nintendo's big reveal and other gaming excitement at E3 2011

Nintendo's big reveal and other gaming excitement at E3 2011

E3 is now! Any reputable gamer knows that the biggest gaming news of the year comes out at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los...
By Wei Chen  |  June 06, 2011

The Top 10 Video Games of 2010

The most frustrating thing about being a gamer is trying to keep up with the hype train.
Heavy reign
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 24, 2010

MIT Kinects with the Future

Here in the future, we don't just have park lights that run on dog poop; we're so advanced that cutting-edge technology occasionally shows up in the toy aisle at Wal-Mart.
Philip K. Dicking Around
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  December 17, 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


Review: Hydro Thunder: Hurricane

Another summer, another wave of critically acclaimed downloadable games.
Hurricane Force: riding a high tide
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 03, 2010

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

Apple loses its cool

Sheez, they’re getting awfully touchy out in Cupertino.
Once the underdog cult darling battling the evil empire, Apple is fighting an image problem — and critics, who say it’s betrayed the digital revolution
By WEN STEPHENSON  |  May 14, 2010

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

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

Microsoft plans for Xphone

The above image - the "Xune" - is a years-old fantasy of A.J. Kandy's. It's an Xbox 360-inspired version of Microsoft's mp3 player, the Zune,...
By Maddy Myers  |  December 30, 2009

Tilting at Windows

Stallman — a legend in the programmer community for more than a quarter century — considers it his life's work to proselytize the free-software gospel, educating the lay people who'd otherwise assume that Microsoft or Apple are exclusively synonymous wit
Software 'Saint' Richard Stallman fights for computing freedom — and against corporate control
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 18, 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, X-Box Live drama.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, X-Box Live drama.

                        Mitch Krpata's review of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be up...
By Maddy Myers  |  November 23, 2009

New Microsoft Stores: Good News for Gamers

Today, Microsoft opened the first in a chain of retail stores designed to mimic the success of the Apple Stores. Mac and PC users alike...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 26, 2009
The Phoenix's non-exclusive sarcasm riddled E3 coverage

The Phoenix's non-exclusive sarcasm riddled E3 coverage


E3: Every Element Expected

The biggest gaming conference of the year, Los Angeles's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), this week gave Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo the opportunity to talk about why their console is better than everybody else's console (and why their dad can beat up your dad) as each company held its usual exclusive press conference. How disappointing was this year's shameless hypefest? Only you can be the judge (but The Phoenix can help you see the truth).

By webteam  |  June 03, 2009


Review: Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai , which is based on the anime of the same title, follows Afro on his quest to find the Number Two headband.
Beautiful bloodbath
By MADDY MYERS  |  February 17, 2009

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

Like clockwork

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

Evil urges

Those who've played the first Fable already know that being bad is a hell of a lot more fun than being good.
Fable II leaves it up to you
By AARON SOLOMON  |  November 04, 2008
Hey Zuners!

Hey Zuners!

Your pleas have been heard! There will soon be a Zune Marketplace podcast of The Sandbox! It has been submitted and is awaiting approval. You...
By Charlie  |  November 04, 2008


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

Little Red ’Net

February 15 was a squirmy day for officials at Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, and Cisco.
The battle for Internet freedom will not end with China
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  March 10, 2006