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Gran Turismo 6 Review

Released for the PlayStation in 1997, the original Gran Turismo was a stunning, paradigm-shaping, anomaly. Published amidst an era where console simulations were uncommon, the Poly Entertainment-developed title shirked convention, offering the most nuanced recreation ...

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Armored Core: Verdict Day Review

It’s a good thing Pacific Rim didn’t spawn a console tie-in. After strolling out of the cineplex, I could envision succumbing to the temptation of a hastily-developed interactive interpretation. Lured in by the prospect of ...

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Takedown: Red Saber Review

Robert’s take: Save for Bohemia Interactive’s fastidiously detailed Arma series, the contemporary first-person shooter largely shuns simulation. While popular franchises like Call of Duty and Battlefield provide painstakingly rendered weapons and drench their campaigns in ...

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Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers Review

Across the PC landscape air combat simulations abound, invigorated by supplemental hardware setups which often include lavish flight controllers and multi-monitor viewing perspectives. On console, stanch simulations are less common, with most titles favoring skin-deep ...

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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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Let’s Fish! Hooked On Review

For most players, virtual angling peaked in the early 2000’s with the Dreamcast’s trifecta of fishing titles. The concepts behind SEGA Bass Fishing (as well as sequels Bass Fishing 2 and Marine Fishing) weren’t revolutionary; ...

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Super Black Bass 3D Review

With a quirky peripheral that replicated a rod and reel combo, 1998’s SEGA Bass Fishing garnered an unprecedented amount of attention to the virtual angling simulation. However, the genre’s true roots date back to the ...

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WRC 3 FIA World Rally Championship Review

Amidst the last console generation, Codemaster’s DiRT franchise has become the dominant off-road racing title, thanks to its refined driving physics and accomplished visuals. Yet, the descendant of the Colin McCrae series has gradually deserted ...

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