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Grand Theft Auto V Review

If the benchmark of artistic expression is the ability to evoke an inward examination, then Grand Theft Auto V is undoubtedly Rockstar Games’ magnum opus. While detractors and the ratings-ravenous media are bound to critique ...

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Disney Infinity Review

Although reputation is important for any publisher, for the Walt Disney Company- it’s imperative. As one of the largest transnational multimedia firms in the world, the corporation has cultivated its empire by crafting consistently top ...

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Saints Row IV Review: The Saints Go Wall Running In

Typically, collector’s editions are filled with superfluous items- distressingly fragile figurines, ornamental character skins, and other miscellaneous tchotchke. While Saints Row IV devotees can purchase a hundred dollar ‘Super Dangerous Wub Wub’ edition which includes ...

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The Sims 3: Island Paradise Review

What is the concept? After surviving those unruly teenaged years, the stresses of college, and the pressures of holiday planning, overburdened Sims could probably use a rejuvenating vacation. Island Paradise, the tenth expansion for The ...

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The Sims 3: University Life Expansion Review

While the existence of a third-generation Sim includes most of the crucial milestones of an actual life, Maxis’ virtual beings have traditionally been barred from attaining a college education. Following the fulfillment of a high-school ...

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Crysis 3 Review

From Doom’s demon decimating BFG 9000 to Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s demoralizing PDW-57 submachine gun, first-person shooters have a long history of conveying empowerment through dominating devices. That said, few franchises can compare ...

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Far Cry 3 Review

In 2008’s The Dark Knight, Alfred offers up an astute analysis of the Joker’s motivations to Bruce Wayne- “Some men just want to watch the world burn.”  With an unmatched conflagration algorithm which let players ...

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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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