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Review: Kirby's Epic Yarn

Gaming in Neverland
Kirby's Epic Yarn is for the kids
By: MADDY MYERS  |  November 02, 2010

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Review: A good old-fashioned Screw

Ryan Landry and Molly Schreiber star in Stoneham's Henry James ghost-story classic
Stoneham Theatre's staging The Turn of the Screw in time for Halloween (it plays through November 7) comes as no surprise, but director Caitlin Lowans turned heads when she cast Gold Dust Orphans founder Ryan Landry as one of her two stars in Jeffrey Hatcher's 1997 two-actor adaptation.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  October 29, 2010

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LO500 Battle of the Week: World of Warcraft vs. The Sims

Do you pull for the plumb-bobs, or do you do it for the Horde?
The Sims and World of Warcraft both came out in the early aughts. The franchises are two of the most popular franchises of all time, alongside Myst , believe it or not. But unlike Myst , these two games have had years of expansion packs and upgrades.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  October 18, 2010

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Interview: Drilling Ryan Landry and Molly Schreiber

A screwy turn
A screwy turn
By: MADDY MYERS  |  October 13, 2010


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Review: Halo: Reach

A long goodbye
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.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  September 21, 2010



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Review: Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: The Game

This video game sticks to its niche
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.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  August 29, 2010

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Review: Starcraft II

It's not too late to join the party
Imagine a game of chess. Now, imagine playing five chess games at the same time, as fast as you can. That would only scratch the surface of the skills you need to play StarCraft .
By: MADDY MYERS  |  August 15, 2010

Play by Play: August 13, 2010

Theater listings, week of August 13, 2010
Opening this week: As Bees in Honey Drown , Hairspray , and More Words! More Play! .
By: MADDY MYERS  |  August 10, 2010

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Leveling Up

Be a Boston-based video-game developer
Are you unemployed? Have you spent the last two weeks playing Red Dead Redemption and seeing how far you can run your horse around the map before the game stops you? (Here's a hint: it's forever. )
By: MADDY MYERS  |  August 08, 2010

Play by play: August 6, 2010

Theater listings, week of August 6, 2010
Curtains, Fever Fest '10, Hairspray, and more
By: MADDY MYERS  |  August 04, 2010



Play by Play: July 30, 2010

Theater listings, week of July 30, 2010
Opening this week: Bad Dates, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Rocky Horror Show, The Taster, and Violet.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  July 29, 2010

Player betrayers

World of Warcraft's privacy-breach bummer
On July 6, Blizzard Entertainment announced that the forums on its immensely popular World of Warcraft would begin to show players' legal names instead of their character names. Blizzard's explanation? "Removing the veil of anonymity typical to online dialogue will contribute to a more positive forum environment."
By: MADDY MYERS  |  July 28, 2010

Play by Play: July 23, 2010

Theater listings, week of July 23, 2010
Candyland: A Recession Comedy, Quills, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and more.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  July 21, 2010

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Photos: ConnectiCon 2010

  ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center | July 9-11, 2010
ConnectiCon, a multi-genre convention, took place at the Connecticut Convention Center on July 9-11, 2010.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  July 13, 2010

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Review: Singularity


If you haven't played any shooters for the past few years, Singularity will blow your mind. If you have, you probably won't be impressed — "formulaic" doesn't begin to cover it. Still, in spite of copycatting its competitors, Singularity has its charms.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  July 09, 2010



Play by play: July 9, 2010

Theater listings, week of July 9, 2010
Opening this week: Burning The Barn, The Color Of Desire, Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, Fully Committed, and more
By: MADDY MYERS  |  July 06, 2010

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Review: Green Day: Rock Band

Repeat, repeat
Activision has pumped out rhythm games centered on a single band — Aerosmith, Metallica, and Van Halen have all had their own Guitar Hero . Harmonix has offered only The Beatles: Rock Band . Until now.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  June 24, 2010

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That's not my name!

Think changing genders is tricky? Try changing your name
The transition process for transgender people, particularly transsexuals, might involve an expensive combination of surgeries, hormone-replacement therapy, and lesser tasks like perfecting one’s vocal tone or handwriting style.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  June 02, 2010

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Review: 3D Dot Game Heroes

Linking to the past
The story of 3D Dot Game Heroes ’ kingdom of Dotnia might ring a few bells. An ancient hero of old defeated an evil king by trapping him inside one of six magical orbs.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  May 25, 2010

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Photos: Anime Boston 2010

Photos from the Northeast's largest anime confab
Photos from Anime Boston 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center
By: MADDY MYERS  |  April 05, 2010


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