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  • A Virtual Tour of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

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    So few games diverge very far from formula that when one does you can be rewarded with a special experience so long as you leave any preconceptions at the title screen. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is one such game.

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    So few games diverge very far from formula that when one does you can be rewarded with a special experience so long as you leave any preconceptions at the title screen. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is one such game. I'll provide some basic impressions... More
  • An End to Labels?

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    The trend in video games appears to be toward expe

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    The trend in video games appears to be toward experiences that can appeal to every skill level and gaming style. It threatens to make labels like casual or hardcore, arcade or sim, increasingly irrelevant. However, in its attempt to please everyone all... More
  • Bad Wrap

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    We've all seen movies with bad endings. They might qualify because they're maudlin "Hollywood" endings, maybe they're anti-climactic, or they might be incongruous with the rest of the film. The challenge with recalling such travesties... More
  • In Defense of Mediocrity

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    I've always said I have a high tolerance for mediocrity, at least by most people's standards. Video games certainly are no exception. It takes a lot to really annoy me (I've only ever returned one purchase out of hundreds) as my measure of... More
  • Chicken Little in the Capital Wasteland

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    Glitches, as everyone knows, can be annoying. So imagine my relief when one random error actually benefitted me while playing Fallout 3, and made me laugh at the same time. I'd just emerged from the Irradiated Metro into L'Enfant Plaza when I... More
  • Anatomy of a Kill

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    This edition of CSI Capitol Wasteland is not for the squeamish, or for those opposed to wasting their time reading random blogs. So if you hate slowing down for traffic accidents, move along. In fact, this read is a train wreck, both in subject and content... More
  • Dog Daze: The Ballad of Kane & Lynch

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    The disclaimer at the beginning of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days should have addressed game design as a potential offense given the outpouring of vicious attacks directed at the developer and publisher in the wake of the game's release last Tuesday. In this review of the single-player campaign, I'll address the most common complaints as well as provide a more detailed analysis of the game. Be warned, however, that this will include SPOILERS so a proper context to my comments can be provided.

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    The disclaimer at the beginning of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days should have addressed game design as a potential offense given the outpouring of vicious attacks directed at the developer and publisher in the wake of the game's release last Tuesday... More
  • What I Do Instead of Sleep, Part 11: Among Sacred Space Dogs

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    I’ve finally finished Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, spent a lot of time with the Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days demo, and delved deeper into Dead Space and Sacred 2: Fallen

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    I’ve finally finished Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, spent a lot of time with the Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days demo, and delved deeper into Dead Space and Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. With Uncharted 2, I think I went from about 65% done to completion and... More
  • What I Do Instead of Sleep, Part 10: Medal of Honor Purple Heart

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    Betas are a classic catch-22. Allow gamers to help identify problems developers can fix but risk negative buzz based on those same problems prior to the game's release. EA's Medal of Honor is a textbook example of

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    Betas are a classic catch-22. Allow gamers to help identify problems developers can fix but risk negative buzz based on those same problems prior to the game's release. EA's Medal of Honor is a textbook example of this dilemma. Dice's multiplayer... More
  • What I Do Instead of Sleep, Part 9: All the Rage

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    Lately I've been all about Id Software's latest, E3 previews, Red Dead co-op, Dante's Inferno and Split Second. For the first time ever, I saw a few frames of what appears to be a giant boss in Id's impressive new Rage. It showed its ugly... More
  • Picturing Armageddon: Red Faction Trailer Revisited

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    If a picture says a thousand words, this post should speak volumes, LOL. Yeah, I'm back with another pictorial, this time of the chaotic, rapid-fire Red Faction: Armageddon trailer that promises a kind of dungeon crawling action transplanted direct from the mining vessel Ishimura. (See http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/06/07/thq-reveals-red-faction-armageddon-with-trailer.aspx )

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    If a picture says a thousand words, this post should speak volumes, LOL. Yeah, I'm back with another pictorial, this time of the chaotic, rapid-fire Red Faction: Armageddon trailer that promises a kind of dungeon crawling action transplanted direct... More
  • No Series for Old Men

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    I think I have an idea what it must have been like to return from a cattle drive. After immersing myself in Red Dead Redemption since it launched, I find out today that Flashforward and Heroes have been cancelled. Nevermind that Lost just wrapped on Sunday and this is Tudors' denouement as well.

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    I think I have an idea what it must have been like to return from a cattle drive. After immersing myself in Red Dead Redemption since it launched, I find out today that Flashforward and Heroes have been cancelled. Nevermind that Lost just wrapped on Sunday... More