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Ionball 2: Ionstorm Review

There was a time when titles similar to Breakout and Arkanoid were some of the most popular Arcade experiences. These featured a deceptively simple formula which belies a much deeper gameplay strategy. Players have to ...

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1001 Spikes Review

While online gaming forums might be fueled by contention, there’s one premise that almost all players maintain: our games have become dramatically easier over the years. Whereas failure could once be measured by the rapid ...

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Yoshi’s New Island Review

Over the last few years few companies have been stoking the flames of nostalgia as feverishly as Nintendo. From offering compilations of beloved IPs by way of the Kirby’s Dream Collection and the Metroid Prime ...

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Putty Squad Review

Although ‘90’s gaming is often remembered as the decade dominated by Mario and Sonic, the platformer was remarkably pervasive, inspiring developers from all over the globe to create their own interpretation of the genre. Some ...

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Review

As the ever-growing convoy of action anthologies such as the Killzone, Ratchet & Clack, Sly Cooper, and Zone of the Enders collections have demonstrated, high-definition remasters appear to be profitable. Naturally, publishers have been expanding ...

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Pokémon Visual Companion Review

The Pokémon Club was like Fight Club, only with less human pugilism and a lot more Pikachu admiration. With the threat of social seclusion perpetually looming, a loose network of trainers furtively formed- meeting in ...

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KORG M01D Review

Although music creation suites are common on personal computers, they’re a bit of a rarity on dedicated gaming devices. Traditionally, the ones which have surfaced- titles such as eJay Clubworld, Magix Music Maker, MTV Music ...

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Thunder Wolves Review

What is the concept? During the heyday of coin-ops, there was little need for narrative. Instead, arcade proprietors sought cabinets which would elicit adrenaline-emitting reactions, thereby earning a steady stream of revenue. The inclusion of ...

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