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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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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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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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