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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 Review

Over the last fourteen years, musuo masters have seen the Dynasty Warriors series recontextualized to a number of interesting settings- from Samurai Warriors’ feudal Japanese context, Warriors: Legends of Troy‘s Homeric era, to Bladestorm: Hundred ...

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review

Savvy gamers know that licensed games should be approached with prudence- as the bulk of film, television, and comic adaptations turn out to be unrepentant clunkers. Within the past year, we’ve seen a mass of ...

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Wipeout: In the Zone Review

Adapting the physicality of ABC’s Wipeout to a console game isn’t an easy task. Promoted as “the world’s largest obstacle course” the popular reality show pits courageous contestants against tracks crammed with imaginative and oversized ...

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Red Faction: Armageddon Review

With the cost of producing a high-definition game often breaking the ten million dollar threshold, sequels habitually play it safe. Typically, follow-ups mend a few of their predecessor’s flaws, while prudently avoiding the risk associated ...

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Operation Flashpoint: Red River Review

Few series reveal the trajectory of the console first-person shooter as accurately as the long-running Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise. Once a tense, protracted, tactical sim on the Dreamcast, (admittedly, a port of the PC ...

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Duke Nukem Forever Review

It’s been said that the best popular culture forms, rather that follows, the trends of an era. From the Beatle’s influence on rock music to Blade Runner‘s impact on science fiction, certain works can have ...

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Dirt 3 Review

Like many other Americans in the early 1990’s, I was shamefully unaware of the virtues of rally racing. With the bulk of stateside television stations and magazines overlooking the sport, gaming was responsible for sparking ...

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Moon Diver Review

As last year’s Castlevania: Harmony of Despair demonstrated, converting a beloved single player title into a contemporary co-operative game can be a thorny undertaking. One of the principal quandaries is difficulty scaling: what might be ...

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Brink Review

Although the brevity of an E3 demonstration only provided a cursory overview of Brink‘s mechanics, a subsequent chat with the title’s developers helped to reveal the title’s ambitions. Building on experience gleaned from both Wolfenstein: ...

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Gatling Gears Review

Over the last two decades, appreciation for twin-stick shooters has followed a reoccurring cycle of admiration and apathy. Once the darling of arcades with titles like Robotron: 2084 and Smash TV, scoot-and-shoot games struggled to ...

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