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Review: Trials Evolution

Trials Evolution is a game about launching dirt bikes off sweet jumps, gunning for record-breaking times, and occasionally doing backflips. It's like a modern-day Excitebike .
On the right track
By MITCH KRPATA  |  May 18, 2012

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

Responses to the Dickwolves Debacle

Your article " When Dickwolves Attack " (March 4) was great — really well written, and you explain the significance of everything very well. I wasn't much of a Penny Arcade fan, so it was easy for me to forget the vast scope of their influence, for exam
Letters to the Boston editor, March 18, 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 18, 2011

Review: Modern Warfare 2

You're standing in an elevator with men wearing bulletproof vests and wielding machine guns. "No Russian," the leader reminds you, as the doors open to reveal a line of persons waiting at the airport security gate.
Hell to play
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 27, 2009