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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Review

It’s often said that the early years of gaming were propelled by imitation rather than innovation. Just as Space Invaders’ assailants spouted wings and evolved into the kamikaze-like adversaries of Galaxian (and later, Galaga) or ...

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

Too often, death is little more than an irksome impediment in gaming. Amidst the coin-op era, the manacles of mortality could be undone by an additional quarter or token. At home, a visit by the ...

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TuneUp Utilities 2013 Review

For PC owners, wringing an extra iota of performance out of their gaming rig can be just as gratifying as surmounting a stage in a particularly strenuous game. Unfortunately, the task can often be just ...

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Is MiniStick the Cure for WASD Phobics?

PC gamers often espouse the advantages of a mouse and keyboard control method. Yet, for players accustomed to the ergonomics of a console controller, using a piece of equipment intended for crafting memoranda can create ...

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Darksiders II Review

In the game industry, it’s an abnormality for an untested development team to deliver an inaugural hit, and an irrefutable miracle if they are able to sustain that success. As Realtime Worlds demonstrated with 2007’s ...

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Dishonored Preview

Going into the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, I had high hopes for Dishonored. Fellow podcasters SeanNOLA and DesertEagle jokingly speculated that title seemed made exclusively for me; after getting some playtime in, I’ve have to say ...

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Cubemen Review

What is the Concept? Cubemen, the latest game from Melbourne-based indie developer 3 Sprockets has two attributes which separate the title from the bulk of the tower defense deluge: it’s devilishly cheap and surprisingly involving. ...

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Quantum Conundrum Review

What is the concept? For better or worse, recent PC release (and forthcoming Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title) Quantum Conundrum is fated for comparison with Portal. Apart from both games showcasing the talents of ...

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Best of E3: Hands-On With Hawken

Just beyond the bombast and booming bass of the E3 show floor, Hawken’s hyper-detailed takeoff mechanized combat was one of the most memorable experiences of the show. As a labor of love for a seven ...

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