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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
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
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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: Bionic Commando Rearmed 2

You can jump in Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 . Don't say I didn't warn you. If you're an orthodox fan of Bionic Commando , this news may distress you.
Lending a helping hand
By MITCH KRPATA  |  February 18, 2011
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Review: LittleBigPlanet 2

As in the old saw about Communism, LittleBigPlanet 2 works, in theory. Other games may have level editors. This one has world editors. Players have an incredible array of tools with which to create anything they can imagine — not just sidescrolling pl
Cool level, bro!
By MITCH KRPATA  |  February 11, 2011
Fantasy boyfriends: This year's hottest video game guys

Fantasy boyfriends: This year's hottest video game guys


Castlevania's Gabriel Belmont, one of this year's hottest heroes There's no better way to spend a snowy day than browsing through a slideshow of sexy...
By Maddy Myers  |  December 27, 2010


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Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops

Like other Call of Duty games, Black Ops is rated M for Mature, but that rating doesn't cut it anymore.
Historical fiction: Black Ops packs the Cold War with action
By MADDY MYERS  |  November 19, 2010
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Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

I couldn't play Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for five minutes without wanting to punch somebody involved in its creation.
Shadow falls
By MITCH KRPATA  |  October 15, 2010
LO500 Battle of the Week: Crazy Taxi vs. No More Heroes

LO500 Battle of the Week: Crazy Taxi vs. No More Heroes


VOTE NOW: The Laser Orgy 500 - the Phoenix's quest to crown the greatest video game of all time. In our past featured battles, we've...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 06, 2010

Devil May Cry's Dante gets a makeover


The Devil May Cry trailer that caused all the trouble. Normally, my reaction to a Devil May Cry trailer is, "Mmm. Dante." Because normally, Dante...
By Maddy Myers  |  September 23, 2010
Oh Hai, Interwebs: Newgrounds enters The Room

Oh Hai, Interwebs: Newgrounds enters The Room


By now, most folks have seen the modern-day cinematic tour dé force that is Tommy Wiseau's The Room. And if you haven't seen it, well,...
By Steve Miller  |  September 06, 2010


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Review: Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: The Game

The Scott Pilgrim vs. the World franchise is a dork media triathlon encompassing the original graphic-novel series, the movie, and now the video game. Each piece of the Scott Pilgrim tri-force seems designed to persuade you to seek out the other two.
This video game sticks to its niche
By MADDY MYERS  |  August 27, 2010
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Review: Heavy Rain

Is Heavy Rain a game or a movie? Players have been asking the question since before its release.
A haunting thriller for PlayStation 3
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 12, 2010
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Review: Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 gives us the game we craved the first time around — the laborious load screens remain, but the bits in between are a breath of fresh air.
The good Shepard returns
By MADDY MYERS  |  February 12, 2010
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Review: Assassin's Creed II

Assassin's Creed II is a macabre Italian getaway
Death in Venice: a macabre Italian getaway
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 18, 2009
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Review: Skate 2

Skate 2 is legit
Chairman of the board
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 26, 2009


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Going native

Far Cry 2's heart of darkness
Far Cry 2's heart of darkness
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 11, 2008