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Winter games are heating up
Gamers are usually lucky if they can get their hands on one premium title to last them through those long, cold nights. Not this year.
| December 21, 2007
Videogames: 2007 in review
We may look back upon 2007 as the year games started to grow up.
| December 17, 2007
Super Mario Galaxy blasts off
At its best, Super Mario Galaxy feels as liberating as the first three-dimensional Mario game, Super Mario 64 .
| December 10, 2007
The little things sink Mass Effect
On paper, it was the greatest game ever. And then it crash-landed.
| December 03, 2007
Ratchet and Clank explore new horizons
PlayStation 3 owners have had a rough go of it.
| November 27, 2007
WW2 is finally over
Call of Duty goes modern
The Infinity Ward developers must be high-fiving.
| November 19, 2007
The killing joke
Manhunt 2 ought to be committed
“Murder simulators.” That’s the term notorious anti-games crusader Jack Thompson coined to describe any game in which one character kills another.
| November 14, 2007
Guitar Hero 3 is on its own
The first two installments of the enormously popular Guitar Hero franchise were designed and developed by Harmonix, a Cambridge-based company famous for employing a horde of musicians.
| November 06, 2007
No salvation for Clive Barker’s Jericho
Clive Barker doesn’t do subtlety.
| October 30, 2007
The new black
This fall, Orange is in
If you wanted to nitpick, you could say that Half-Life 2: Episode Two is too brief.
| October 23, 2007
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass proves worth the wait
Was this going to be yet another instance of the Nintendo folks driving away their core audience in favor of the “casual gamers” market they covet so much?
| October 15, 2007
EA’s latest is no cheap Skate
Competition is a good thing.
| October 09, 2007
So long, Master Chief
Halo 3 calls it a day
Halo is the great unifier of the video-game world, bringing together people of all stripes, from hardcore geeks to competitive jocks.
| October 01, 2007
Shoot ’em up
Stranglehold is a soft-boiled shooter
There’s a great line in the 1992 John Woo movie Hard Boiled : “Give a guy a gun and he thinks he’s Superman. Give him two and he thinks he’s God!”
| September 26, 2007
Metroid has a new control scheme, but so what?
People have been trying to get into Samus Aran’s suit ever since they first discovered that the bad-ass, bounty-hunting hero of the Metroid series was a woman.
| September 19, 2007
Locked and loaded
The fall promises a double-barreled blast of gaming greatness
Okay, this is getting ridiculous. It’s already been a strong year for games, with four — four ! — game-of-the-year contenders before Labor Day.
| September 12, 2007
Yet another Madden
With its virtual monopoly on video-game football in place, the Madden franchise has become less essential with each successive iteration.
| September 04, 2007
BioShock plumbs uncharted depths
It wasn’t impossible to build Rapture at the bottom of the ocean, Andrew Ryan would say of his creation. It was impossible to build it anywhere else.
| August 28, 2007
Game time for Mario and his band of hooligans
Some said it would never happen, but the arrival of a certain global icon has done the impossible and made Americans care about soccer.
| August 22, 2007
The furry blue line
Sam and Max are back on the streets
Of the many evolutionary dead ends in the history of video games, no demise is more lamented than that of the point-and-click adventure.
| August 14, 2007
Tenchu Zzz . . .
The dull life of the modern-day ninja
What’s cooler than a ninja?
| August 07, 2007
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