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Xotic: Not Quite Acclimated

What is the concept? Whereas most first-person shooters are conduits for militaristic, cinematic set- pieces, WXP Games’ Xotic draws inspiration from the leaderboard driven diversions of classic coin-operated titles. As such, the title offers more ...

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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Review

As a collaboration between no less than six development studios spread out across the globe, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations could have easily devolved into a disjointed jumble of slapdash ideas. Yet, the fourth franchise entry habitually ...

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Fortune Street Review

For a Luddite parent in the late 1980’s, witnessing your children stare at the flicking glow of a television, hands tightly wrapped around a controller must have been an unnerving sight. That’s probably why even ...

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Mario Kart 7 Review

Developers take note: with their latest release, Nintendo has effectively dominated the kart racing genre on their portable system. While other studios will likely craft comparably whimsical competitions filled with diminutive vehicles, any outside attempt ...

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Heavy Fire: Afghanistan Review

Although I’ve rarely had an interest in scouring garage sales or thrift stores for second-hand gaming bargains, budget-priced games resting upon retail shelves are as seductive as the siren’s call. Driven by a feverish compulsion ...

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Corpse Party Review

As the Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Dead Space franchises have proven, console games have little trouble ushering fright into our living rooms. Soliciting scares from portables isn’t as easy. Beyond a smaller, less immersive ...

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King of Fighters XIII Review

Throughout the franchise’s seventeen year legacy, King of Fighters has struggled to live up to its majestic moniker. Once a celebrated synthesis of characters from SNK’s Art of Fighting and Fatal Fury games, 2009’s half-hearted ...

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Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Review

The old adage “birds of a feather, flock together” is a tragically accurate explanation of my social circle. Comprised of different ages, backgrounds, and cultures, each male friend finds their way into the clique by ...

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