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First Ten: Gatling Gears

Typically, when a studio’s inaugural effort is a turn-based strategy title, you’d might expect to see some traces of contemplative mechanics in a follow-up title. Yet, beyond a shared setting,  this week’s XBLA release of ...

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Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury Review

Historically, Japanese developer Treasure have enjoyed pushing consoles to their absolute limits. Whether explicitly stated on the Engrish-reading pause screen of 1995’s Alien Soldier (“now is the time to the 68000 heart on fire”) or ...

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Roxio Game Capture Review

From exhibiting an extraordinary kill streak, creating a video review, or crafting their own machinima, there are several reasons why gamers might want to capture gameplay video. Typically, solutions are found in two extremes: prohibitively ...

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Fancy Pants Adventures Review

Digital distribution channels such as Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Store are undeniably pleasing, delivering economically-priced diversions without requiring players to leave the house. Yet, the services also have an additional, oft-unappreciated virtue: they ...

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Quartet of Cuteness- Mario Sports Mix Review

The prowess of the Mushroom Kingdom’s populace has rarely come into question. From Mario’s ability to trample an unruly Goomba to Yoshi’s talent for flutter-kicking across a wide gap, Shigeru Miyamoto and Shigefumi Hino’s creations ...

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Mouse Strokes- Disney Epic Mickey Review

Unlike most septuagenarians, Mickey Mouse has effortlessly embraced interactive media. While the Disney icon’s television appearances are now limited to programs for the potty-training set, his video game career has blossomed over the last twenty-two ...

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The Proverbial Toss-up: FlingSmash Review

Apart from the misguided cacophony of Wii Music, Nintendo’s contributions into the Wii library have been exceptionally satisfying. From the two dimensional, retro-inspired platforming of Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and New Super ...

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