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Thinking man's action: Top games of 2012

At some point, it stopped being a trend and became the reality: the most interesting, thought-provoking games aren't mega-budget retail releases, but smaller downloadable titles.

By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 21, 2012
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Review: Lollipop Chainsaw

At least this high-kicking, somersaulting, zombie-fighting, magical school girl protagonist is of legal ogling age!
Mixed messages
By MADDY MYERS  |  June 29, 2012
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Review: The Darkness II

Have you ever felt a rage so powerful and consuming that it seemed to be operating under its own control? That's the Darkness.
The heart of the matter
By MITCH KRPATA  |  February 17, 2012
Winter Games: Preview

The games of winter

Despite a quiet January, this winter gives gamers much to look forward to: long-awaited sequels, promising original franchises, and even a new handheld system.
Sci-fi, fantasy, and Sony's new handheld
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 30, 2011
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Review: Bastion

At the start of Bastion , the Narrator feels like a contrivance.
A Bastion of creativity for Xbox Live Arcade
By MITCH KRPATA  |  August 12, 2011
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Domo Arigato

When Czech playwright Karel Capek first used the word "robot" nearly a century ago, it was to describe a coldly calculating machine, evil in its perfection and scornful of human frailty. And so began our fascination with the possibility of humanoid mac
The robots are here — and they look nothing like we expected
By ERIN BALDASSARI  |  April 29, 2011


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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 goofs off

MvC3 doesn't even attempt to take a stand on crossover match-ups, since all the fighters must be of comparable strength, or the game won't function. Is it ridiculous to see the Phoenix lose against Magneto? Yes. Fans of X-Men know that's impossible, but
Flashy fan service
By MADDY MYERS  |  February 19, 2011
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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

No exit


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