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  • Charting Lara's Past, Present & Future

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    The more I play Tomb Raider, the more I notice two things: Where it can be perfected, and how it's a nearly perfect homage to the original game. Admittedly still early in my play through, at a little over 15% complete, I think it's a pretty safe... More
  • Mojomonkey12 Is Pod People & Other Tales From the Alien Invasion

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    A funny thing happened on the way to the alien invasion. This strategy game neophyte ended up enjoying my extraterrestrial visitation in the form of Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Whether playing the solo campaign or online in competitive multiplayer... More
  • Reimagining Lara Croft


    Lara Croft is a beloved icon in the world of entertainment, though more for what she represents to the medium than any other element of her legacy. But the sense of exploration and adventure that her exploits redefined have since been eclipsed, leaving... More
  • A Cat-and-Mouse Alternative to Run-and-Gun

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    When trying to convince a friend to play Sniper Elite V2 , he worried that the game would be too slow. Ironically I consider that its greatest strength. The tactical gameplay rewards a more cautious approach than is common to many first person shooters... More
  • Will Playstation 4 Kill the Single Player Experience?

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    "The report of my death was an exaggeration," Mark Twain once famously quipped. If single-player games could speak, one would expect a similar remark. The long-prophesied demise of this once dominant gaming mode most often has been attributed... More
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance AKA Raiden's Resplendiferousness

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    Imagine a David Lynch anime film of a Tom Clancy script based on a Philip K. Dick adaptation of Wagner's Gotterdammerung and you begin to understand the Metal Gear franchise. I know, I had you at Lynch. In the case of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance... More
  • Scratching That BioShock Itch While On The Go

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    BioShock Infinite is around the corner, but if you need a familiar dystopian fantasy in the meantime, visit the doomed underwater setting of Eden in G5 Entertainment's Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden. At your peril! Mmmwwwhahahaha ... ha ... ha .... Alright... More
  • Hitman: Absolution Is On Target, Even If I'm Not


    I'm likely the last person you'd expect to write about Hitman: Absolution as I'm an abysmal assassin. My idea of stealth is to restrain my instinct to blast anything that moves. But for that reason I've always been a fan of this series... More
  • My Top 10 Gaming Experiences of 2012


    It's always interesting to reflect on the past 12 months this time of year. What stood out for me in compiling my second annual list is how my experiences with the Game Informer online community and industry in general stood out in 2012. Indeed, I... More
  • Horsing Around in Assassin's Creed 3


    I can't help but ruin most games by puttering about willfully ignorant of guidelines, control configuration or mission objectives. Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 3 is no exception. The joy of discovery is what motivates me, especially in open... More
  • A Far Cry From Your Typical FPS

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    When pirates vie with carnivores for an island chain's resources and people, a simple travel advisory might be in order to prevent tourists from becoming prey. But then gamers wouldn't have a pretense for exploring all the fun a game like Far... More
  • Grand Theft Auto: Evolution

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    The Grand Theft Auto franchise is many things to many people, but the one thing most can agree on is that Rockstar Games' gangland action titles are loud, bloody and audacious video games that have defined the medium and redefined entertainment. The... More