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No new lease on life for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Many people regard anything produced in the past 15 years or so bearing the Star Wars brand as total garbage, and rightly so.
| September 23, 2008
Mercenaries 2 does it the old-fashioned way
It’s tempting to write off Mercenaries 2: World in Flames , if only because of the noisy ads — they’re scored by an annoying white-boy rap song.
| September 16, 2008
Back to business
Fall video games offer sequels and few surprises
For the first time, the arrival of the blockbuster video-game season seems bittersweet.
| September 11, 2008
To err is Too Human
Fair or not, it’s hard to discuss Too Human without bringing in the circumstances of its creation.
| September 02, 2008
Braid goes in search of lost time
What if you could do things over again?
| August 26, 2008
The soul still burns for a select few
Ten years ago, you couldn’t take a step through the electronics department without knocking over a stack of crappy fighting games.
| August 19, 2008
Follow the leader
Geometry Wars 2 shoots and scores
What makes a man lust for the high score?
| August 12, 2008
A classic RPG gets made over
This is a nostalgia trip worth taking.
| August 04, 2008
Aerosmith can’t make Guitar Hero sing again
It is somehow fitting that the Guitar Hero series should follow the trajectory of the countless rock bands who achieve too much success too soon.
| July 28, 2008
Sid Meier brings Revolution to the people
The upshot of all this building and scheming is that you can turn Paris into an Aztec city and settle Fyodor Dostoevsky in Tenochtitlan.
| July 21, 2008
Back to the future
A new generation of Space Invaders
Of all the things to love about games, the best is when one comes out of nowhere to knock you upside the head.
| July 15, 2008
The wheels come off for Guitar Hero
It’s more pleasant than being eaten by a T. Rex.
| July 08, 2008
War of words
The final Metal Gear Solid doesn’t go down quietly
“War has changed,” Solid Snake tells us, both at the beginning and at the end of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots . He would know.
| July 01, 2008
Indiana Jones goes Lego
Somehow I missed out on the whole Lego video-game universe.
| June 24, 2008
Ninja Gaiden II scores a flesh wound
To judge by the way they’re portrayed in video games, ninjas are suffering from an identity crisis.
| June 17, 2008
Bourne to lose
Action, but no thrills, in this Conspiracy
The Bourne Conspiracy is a video game not directly based on the Bourne films starring Matt Damon — a fact its makers have taken great pains to obscure.
| June 10, 2008
Inherit the wind
The Wii’s first original, downloadable content
One of the most exciting aspects of this console generation has been each platform’s approach to downloadable content.
| June 03, 2008
Nintendo offers its new workout plan
Nintendo’s newest runaway sensation is, of all things, an exercise game.
| May 27, 2008
The World Ends with a bang, not a whimper
New gameplay quirks erupt from The World Ends with You like popcorn from an industrial-strength popper.
| May 19, 2008
Citizen Kane? Or ‘Citizen You’?
Grand Theft Auto IV puts the player behind the wheel
Anyone who wants to know what makes a video game a video game — what makes it different from movies, television, books — can find the answer in Grand Theft Auto IV .
| May 15, 2008
Shell on wheels
The Nintendo Wii’s kart attack
Unless Nintendo is planning to drop a surprise Kid Icarus remake on us, Mario Kart Wii will be one of its last franchises to make the leap to the next generation.
| May 07, 2008
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See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
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