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MARS Lightgun review

Elevated by engaging games like Duck Hunt, Virtua Cop, Time Crisis, Point Blank, and House of the Dead, light-gun shooters were once a dominant force in the industry. But the technological shift from cathode-ray tube-based ...

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Iron Cryptical (Switch) review

As titles like Robotron: 2084, Smash TV, and the sum of the Geometry Wars series have demonstrated, the twin-stick shooter can be a wholly immersive experience. Eluding hordes of encroaching enemies, while simultaneously snatching bonuses and monitoring the angle ...

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Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~!! Q&A

After a portion of a lifetime spent playing role-playing games and years working for a publisher that has localized some of Japan’s best efforts, it’s not surprising that Nick Doerr understands turn-based battles. But what ...

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The Pokémon Cookbook review

Game Freak’s Pokémon franchise can be the interactive equivalent of comfort food. For many, cultivating a team of powerhouse pocket monsters stokes the embers of nostalgia, evoking the same sense of satisfaction we might get ...

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Samurai Warriors 4-II review

Omega Force’s musou games have a contentious reputation, with critics and consumers often finding fault in the repetition of combat, a rigid adherence to formula, and the excessive frequency of release. While the latter culpability ...

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La-Mulana EX review

Modern games in the style of those found on retro consoles are nothing new. Over the years, countless developers have looked to gain instant attraction to their games by designing them to look like the ...

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New Releases for the Week of May 8th, 2011

With punks, pirates and pro tennis players, this week’s new releases offer a potpourri of plucky protagonists. From the high anticipated blending of first-person shooter and parkour maneuvering in Brink to the blistering, mechanized mayhem ...

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Podcast 7-1: Post-Goal Grinding

Battling the temptations of maturity, the crew discusses Play With Birds‘ ‘stool’ pigeon and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D‘s bumping and grinding athletes before covering Pilotwings Resort, Rayman 3D, SuperChime, and Fallout: New Vegas. After ...

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