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Defense Grid: Containment DLC Review

From free Flash-based entries such as Desktop Tower Defense to premium variants like Plants Vs. Zombies, and PixelJunk Monsters, tower defense titles has grown to prolific proportions across the last half decade. Much of the ...

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The Cave Review

Successful rockers are often faced with a difficult quandary. Venturing into unexplored directions can present new opportunities for musical expression. However, crafting an album that delivers only a slight variation from a fan-favorite can be ...

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Cognition: Episode One- The Hangman Review

 While perseverance isn’t uncommon in the game industry, the determination exhibited by Phoenix Online Studios is certainly exceptional. Established to craft a fan-crafted continuation of Sierra On-line’s King’s Quest series, the diminutive development team persisted ...

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Hitman Absolution Review

The game industry’s holiday period is similar to Hollywood’s summer blockbuster season- both are bursting with visceral, big-budget thrill rides fated for the top of the charts. From Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Call of ...

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The Sims 3: Seasons Review

Considered the apogee of the late baroque period, Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is now ubiquitous. Reduced to a hackneyed signifier of luxury, the concertos have been used in ads for Hewlett-Packard, Lincoln as well ...

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Clan of Champions Review

In the 2000 film Gladiator, condemned General Maximus Meridius is stripped of his rank and forced into hand-to-hand battle in the Roman coliseum. After reluctantly dispatching an opponent, the protagonist offers the movie’s most memorable ...

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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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