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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
The brutal but beautiful Ikaruga
Warning: if you’re the type to scream profanities and toss controllers when a game is too difficult, you’ll want to give Ikaruga a wide berth.
| April 28, 2008
Sex, violence and video games
Reconciling the irreconcilable
Popular culture has always had a bogeyman. These days, it’s most often video games being accused of leading the nation’s youth astray.
| April 23, 2008
Ninja Gaiden suffers a lethal blow
Some advice for game developers: just because the Nintendo DS has a microphone does not mean you have to shoehorn the mic into every DS game.
| April 22, 2008
A stellar prequel to Final Fantasy VII
One of the enduring images from 1997’s Final Fantasy VII was a short cinema showing the rogue warrior Sephiroth disappearing into a wall of flame.
| April 15, 2008
Bros. in arms
Nintendo puts nostalgia on Smash
Look — there’s Link fighting Bowser! Whoa!
| April 07, 2008
Dark Sector goes down in blades of glory
We’ve all known someone whose IQ score was off the charts and who was unable to untie his own shoes. Dark Sector is the video-game equivalent of that guy.
| April 01, 2008
Army of Two fights the good fight — mostly
September 11 has featured prominently in books, movies, and TV shows, but video games have danced around the subject — until now.
| March 24, 2008
The rhythm method
Patapon bangs the drum slowly
Rhythm games have a proud and noble tradition as one of the most innovative genres around.
| March 18, 2008
The venial Sins of a Solar Empire
Let’s get the important part out of the way first: Sins of a Solar Empire has the best name of any game you’ll play this year, or even this decade.
| March 11, 2008
The Club isn’t for everyone
“Why am I doing this?”
| March 03, 2008
Odyssey of the mind
A Lost art resurfaces on the 360
If this current generation of gaming lacks anything, it’s traditional role-playing games.
| February 25, 2008
The Devil you know
No great leap for Devil May Cry 4
For the truly hardcore — those gamers who thrive on punishing difficulty — the Devil May Cry series is godhead.
| February 20, 2008
Burnout goes open-world
Risk versus reward — that’s what the Burnout series of racing games has always been about.
| February 11, 2008
No More Heroes plays by its own rules
Suda 51 takes everything he’s ever liked in a game and mashes it all together till it becomes wholly his own.
| February 04, 2008
Superpower of attorney
The jury’s out on Harvey Birdman
Why did they make this game, again?
| January 28, 2008
Oh no, Godzilla
They say he’s got to go
Let me tell you exactly how long I played Godzilla Unleashed : two hours. Two miserable, excruciating hours of my life that I will never get back.
| January 22, 2008
Ace in the hole
Fairway Solitaire is a stroke of genius
Fairway Solitaire ought to come with a warning label.
| January 14, 2008
The Umbrella Chronicles
You have to hand it to the folks at Capcom: they simply don’t know how to mail it in.
| January 07, 2008
Multiplayer mayhem in Unreal Tournament III
If you can accept that multiplayer shooters are essentially sports games, it goes a long way toward getting you into the appropriate mindset to enjoy them.
| December 31, 2007
No rest for the wicked awesome
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
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