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Chinese finger trap

Like a pair of handcuffs, but fun!
By DAVID KISH  |  February 08, 2013

Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Making new Tony Hawk games obviously wasn't working. Why not make the old ones instead?
Senior circuit
By MITCH KRPATA  |  August 10, 2012
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 year ahead in sports

The year ahead in sports

It seemed for every hail Mary, walk-off homer, and buzzer beater in 2011, the sports pages had a story on work stoppages, performance-enhancing drugs, or mind-boggling college-conference realignments.
Looking forward to more scoring and less scandal
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  December 30, 2011
short take Abduction

Review: Abduction

Taylor Lautner plays characters with mysterious origins and makes them boring.
Beautiful but boring
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011

The Big Hurt: The Game outs 50 Cent, Gucci Mane goes to the slam; plus, Julian Lennon's new titles, and more

I have nothing against the music of British rapper TINIE TEMPAH — I don't think I've even heard it, to be honest — but boy am I ever sick as heck of reading that name in print.  
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 23, 2011

Jonah Hill - Back Talk

Jonah Hill straightens up

The Superbad star has embraced his inner math geek for his role in Moneyball, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis's best-selling book on Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who turned the baseball world on its head in 2002 when he cast aside his sc
Money man
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  September 23, 2011

Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game

"I hope you're still with us," the broadcaster Bob Drew says to the night, a note of desperation in his voice.
By DAN BARRY  |  July 22, 2011

Review: Killzone 3

It's come to this. As if mandatory system updates and routine software patches weren't enough, console games now support so much peripheral hardware that folks with different set-ups might as well not be playing the same game.
What if you don't play Killzone 3 in 3D?
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 18, 2011
Big Hurt raw

The Big Hurt: What's really raw?

Plus, another 'Big Hurt' quiz
Plus, another 'Big Hurt' quiz
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 11, 2011
Bulletstorm video game

Crude jokes and stylish gameplay clash in Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm represents games at their best: it gives players a complex system of rules to master, doles out rewards and punishments that encourage creative thinking and rigorous analysis, and demands precise execution to translate ideas into actions.
Below the belt
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 11, 2011


Review: Dead Space 2

It's been three years since Dead Space, both for us and for protagonist Isaac Clarke, who wakes up with no memory of what's happened since we last saw his simple spaceship-engineering assignment turn into a fight against undead monsters called Necromorph
The engineer, unmasked
By MADDY MYERS  |  February 04, 2011
Podcast:  No One Cares About Western Mass 5-28-10

Podcast: No One Cares About Western Mass 5-28-10

It's true and a game on the FNX Breakfast Show!PODCAST:  No One Cares About Western Mass 5-28-10.mp3To save podcast, right click and choose "Save Link...
By Fletcher  |  May 28, 2010

Revisiting the greatest Harvard-Yale game

It takes some doing to make Harvard look like an underdog in anything. But Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29 — Kevin Rafferty's 2008 movie (out now on DVD) and new book (released this past month) about the famous football rivalry — does just that.
Crimson Bowl Over Dept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 20, 2009
brown list

The Big Hurt: Pop eroticism, faux sincerity, and sperm motility

I am a man who loves a good corporate doofus, and this week's glistening-prize-hog-doofus quote goes to TOM WELCH , Wal-Mart's senior music buyer, who manages to make Foreigner sound even squarer than Foreigner.
Music News in Brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 07, 2009
Babies, Pat D vs. Manny, Dawn Yanek and WTF?

Babies, Pat D vs. Manny, Dawn Yanek and WTF?

We play "Are You Smarter Than A Baby?", hear cleaning guy Pat D freak out about Manny, talk to Dawn Yanek from Life and Style...
By Charlie  |  July 28, 2008