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DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS
Final Fantasy XIII
The Top 10 Video Games of 2010
The most frustrating thing about being a gamer is trying to keep up with the hype train.
| December 24, 2010
Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns
Donkey Kong Country returns in style
| December 10, 2010
Review: Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby's Epic Yarn is for the kids
Gaming in Neverland
| November 05, 2010
Review: NBA Jam
Maybe NBA Jam wasn't the best game of all time, but when it appeared in arcades back in 1993, it acquired a pop-culture cachet that most games couldn't dream of.
Baller status update
| October 22, 2010
Review: Metroid: Other M
The best in-game storytelling I’ve seen occurs at the climax of Super Metroid .
Mutiny on the bounty hunter
| September 17, 2010
Review: Green Day: Rock Band
Activision has pumped out rhythm games centered on a single band — Aerosmith, Metallica, and Van Halen have all had their own Guitar Hero . Harmonix has offered only The Beatles: Rock Band . Until now.
| June 25, 2010
Nintendo bringing back Goldeneye for the Wii
So E3, the big gaming to-do where all of the companies announce their new titles, is happening right now. Nintendo had the floor today, and...
| June 15, 2010
Review: Super Mario Galaxy 2
Say this for Super Mario: he still seems to be having a good time.
Star-crossed: not quite super
| June 11, 2010
Review: 3D Dot Game Heroes
The story of 3D Dot Game Heroes ’ kingdom of Dotnia might ring a few bells. An ancient hero of old defeated an evil king by trapping him inside one of six magical orbs.
Linking to the past
| May 28, 2010
Living Room Upgrades: the PSMove and 3-D TV
Gamers, feast your eyes on the new PlayStation Move. Does it remind you of anything? Just kidding -- the PSmove was bound to look a bit...
| March 11, 2010
It hadn't been a pleasant millennium so far for books. But then, lo this past month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled his company's new iPad, and there was much rejoicing.
The future of e-publishing can be found in one of the world's oldest books.
| February 19, 2010
Review: No More Heroes 2
In the world of video games, one rule is ironclad: if a game is successful, there will be a sequel. Hell, sometimes if a game isn't successful, there will be a sequel.
Pain in the assassin
| February 19, 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
| January 15, 2010
Do not adjust your calendar. Christmas has not been moved to March this year.
Video games start the new year right
| January 01, 2010
2009: Year in video games
At the end of each year, there's the temptation to identify a common theme among the games that were released.
Swimming the mainstream
| December 25, 2009
Review: New Super Mario Bros. Wii
The staggering commercial success the folks at Nintendo have achieved in recent years has made it easy to overlook their more unfortunate habits.
OId news: nothing super about it
| December 11, 2009
Nintendo Wii's Horrifying Attempt to Appeal to Young Girls
Oh, Nintendo. You have simply got to stop doing shit like this. It is possible to take interactive gaming too far. You want gamer parents to...
| November 04, 2009
Review: A Boy and His Blob
A Boy and his Blob got its start as a 1989 Nintendo game designed by David Crane, who also designed Pitfall! . This 2009 remake features Miyazaki-inspired art and cel-shaded animation, giving the maps a storybook quality. Unfortunately, the story its
Childhood memories, improved
| October 30, 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...
| October 26, 2009
Uncharted 2, Dead Space: Extraction, Beatles Rock Band, and just a splash of sexism
When you’re done reading Mitch Krpata’s review of Uncharted 2 for this week, you should head over to his blog and check out his two...
| October 21, 2009
Catch a falling star
There was a time, not long ago, when two things were true. The first was that the University of Miami was a perennial college-football powerhouse. The second was that Willie Williams was going to be the next big thing among college-football linebackers.
Willie Williams and Charles Rogers prove that "can't miss" prospects sometimes do
| September 25, 2009
Delay of game
Splinter Cell: Conviction , BioShock 2 , Heavy Rain — these are just some of the eagerly awaited titles that won't be coming to your video-game console this fall.
With some big names shelved, 10 releases to watch for this fall
| September 18, 2009
Review: The Beatles: Rock Band
Can we agree that the music-game market is saturated? To stand out in this crowd, you'd need something special. You'd need the Beatles.
Don't meet the Beatles — be them
| September 11, 2009
Yes, there are places in Portland to get something to eat after 10 pm — even as late as 3 am. From pizza and wings to pancakes and homemade apps, this city has your appetite covered, whether it's been a long night of Beirut or studying (ha!). We wouldn
It's dark. You're tired and hungry. You've come to the right place.
| August 28, 2009
There's an easy way to make everyone happy.
Politics and other mistakes
| July 31, 2009
Review: Tales of Monkey Island
Thanks to Telltale Games, we're now seeing remakes and revivals not only of the genre but of its most popular franchises. First was Telltale's successful episodic rebirth of Sam and Max . Now we get the first part of a new adventure based on the grandd
A classic series sets sail once more
| July 24, 2009
Review: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits
When evaluating a new Guitar Hero — or any music-related game — it helps to picture a Venh Diagram consisting of three circles: "Good Songs," "Challenging Songs," and "Songs that are fun to play on plastic instruments."
Guitar Hero does its greatest hits
| July 17, 2009
Review: Ghostbusters: The Video Game
Call it fanboyism, call it a Pavlovian response, call it what you want — Ghostbusters: The Video Game made me smile.
It has the tools, it has the talent
| July 10, 2009
Familiar Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years started as a Japan-only cellphone game and has washed up on American shores in the form of WiiWare.
The After Years: If it ain't broke, remake it
| June 19, 2009
Review: Punch Out!!
Ask anyone to list his or her favorite Nintendo games, and the odds are that Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! will be one of them.
| May 29, 2009
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