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Review: Faceez (DSiWare)

Review: Faceez (DSiWare)
Faceez Publisher: Neko Entertainment Price: 200 DSiPoints Rated: E for Everyone Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Review: Fret Nice (XBLA)

Review: Fret Nice (XBLA)
Fret Nice Developer: Pieces Interactive Publisher: Tecmo Inc Release Date: Feburary 24th, 2010 Platform: Xbox LIVE Arcade & Playstation Network Price: 1200 MP ($15) ESRB: E for Everyone Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Review: Dracula – Undead Awakening (Minis)

Review: Dracula – Undead Awakening (Minis)
Dracula – Undead Awakening Developer: MoreGames Entertainment Publisher: Chillingo Release Date: January 28th, 2010 (PSP) Price: $4.99 Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Review: BioShock 2 (360)

Review: BioShock 2 (360)
BioShock 2 Developer: 2K Marin (SP); Digital Extremes (MP Publisher: 2K Games Release Date: February 9th, 2010 MSRP: $59.99 Platforms: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Windows Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Review: Borderlands (360)

Review: Borderlands (360)
Borderlands Developer: Gearbox Software Publisher: 2K Games MSRP: $59.99 Release Date: 10/20/2009 Rated: Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Review: Army of Two: The 40th Day (360)

Review: Army of Two: The 40th Day (360)
Developer: EA Montreal Publisher: Electronic Arts MSRP: $59.99 Release Date: 01/12/2010 Platforms: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PSP Rated: M for Mature Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Review: Kingdom Of Gnester (iPhone)

Review: Kingdom Of Gnester (iPhone)
So I’m beginning to come around. I’m starting to accept the iPhone/iTouch as a gaming platform to a certain degree. I still can’t say I want to see big titles along the lines of Mass Effect or Fallout 3 on it, but I think the smaller, casual style games definitely have a place on the device. That was made totally apparent to me after playing Kingdom of Gnester. I had been leaning toward picking up an iTouch for quite some time, but since I have several other iPods along with my Zune, I just couldn’t justify the expense. When the guys at Another Castle Studios asked if I...
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Review: The Saboteur (360)

Review: The Saboteur (360)
The Saboteur Developer: Pandemic Studios Publisher: Electronic Arts MSRP: $59.99 Release Date: 12/08/2009 Platform(s): Xbox 360, PS3, Windows   Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Review: Little Big Planet (PSP)

Review: Little Big Planet (PSP)
Little Big Planet Developer: SCE Studio Cambridge/Media Molecule Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe MSRP: $39.99 (available as a UMD or digitally through the Playstation Network) Release Date: November 17th, 2009   Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Review: Halo 3: ODST (360)

Review: Halo 3: ODST (360)
Developer: Bungie Publisher: Microsoft MSRP: $59.99 Release Date: 09/22/2009 Genre: First Person Shooter Rated: M for Mature Official Site Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Review: Torchlight (PC)

Review: Torchlight (PC)
As with any entertainment medium, gaming evolves with the times. Changes in hardware not to mention changes the consumers create an environment that pretty much demands a new & improved experience on a constant basis. It’s especially evident in today’s generation since all the available platforms support digital distribution, allowing the various publishers to re-release their back catalog in hopes of grabbing your hard earned money with a nostalgic hook. More often than not, older gamers (such as myself) find that the titles we loved a decade ago (or two, depending on the game)...
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Review: Tritton AX 180 & AX 720

Review: Tritton AX 180 & AX 720
Audio is probably one of the most under-rated parts of today’s media. Sure, there are many audiophiles out there, but rarely does the average person pay it much attention. I never realized this until I did a project in my high school art class. We were tasked with taking several different forms of visual media (i.e. TV, movies, games, etc…) & enjoy them for an hour each. Then, repeat the process, only this time with out the sounds enabled. This difference is night & day. The feelings that any form of visual media evokes on it’s viewers are enhanced & a lot of the times...
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Review: Modern Warfare 2 (360)

Review: Modern Warfare 2 (360)
I seriously debated writing a review for Modern Warfare 2. I mean, by now, 4 or 5 million of you already have it & the launch trailer was so well done that you’ll know if you want to pick it up just from watching it (if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out below). In the end though, I decided to go ahead & do it (obviously, because you reading it now). Anyway, if you’re not familiar with Modern Warfare, it’s actually Call of Duty 6. The development team started out working on the once spectacular Medal of Honor franchise, but then split off from EA & formed...
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Review: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Review: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
The 2007 holiday season was a tough one. There were so many top-notch games that came out between August & December, I just couldn’t get them all. I had to make some tough choices & cuts were made. Among those cuts was Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. Unfortunately, I never got around to grabbing it afterward either. So when Uncharted 2: Among Thieves hit my hot little hands, I made a point to put it aside, go pick up the first game & play through it before giving the latest adventure of Nathan Drake a spin (hence the reason for this review being so delayed). I had high hopes for both...
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Review: C&C Red Alert 3: Commander’s Challenge (XBLA)

Review: C&C Red Alert 3: Commander’s Challenge (XBLA)
Command & Conquer. The franchise that pretty much defined the RTS genre (& was coincidentally my first introduction to the genre). It started over a decade ago & where RTS games like Warcraft have evolved into something else entirely or Age of Empires whose fate seems to have been tied with the demise of it’s developer, this franchise has survived it all. From Westwood Studios (the original developer) being absorbed & eventually dissolved by EA to the uprising of living-room game consoles as being the dominate form of hardware (which aren’t very RTS friendly), the original...
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Review: Abbey Road Beatles: Rock Band DLC (360)

Review: Abbey Road Beatles: Rock Band DLC (360)
If you’ve been following the site, you already know how I fell about Beatles: Rock Band (you can see my review here…). Ultimately it was a fine improvement on the franchise, although the music selection won’t be for everyone. If you don’t care for The Beatles, you won’t care for the game. But if you are even a casual fan, it’s one title you’ll need in your library. That brings us to now (well, a couple of weeks ago; I’m still working through my review backlog). One of The Beatles most popular albums was Abbey Road. Even though the retail disk shipped...
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Review: Queen Rock Band Track Pack (360)

Review: Queen Rock Band Track Pack (360)
This is a first for me. No, not the review; I’ve been reviewing games here for months & in my head for as long as I can remember. What’s a first for me is reviewing a track pack for a music game. I don’t mean those disks with 20 or 30 songs on it. I mean a DLC track pack. With new packs coming out each week, I just didn’t think it was necessary considering that it typically won’t change the the gameplay all that much. The only real change is the notes you play. So I figured it would have to be something special for me to actually sit down & review something...
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Review: WET (Xbox 360)

Review: WET (Xbox 360)
This is one of the hardest reviews I have had to write. BethSoft’s latest title, WET (short for Wetwork), isn’t really a bad game. But it’s one of those cases where there are some pieces I didn’t like, yet the stuff I did like was so impressive to me, that I don’t quite know how to score it. I will say it’s a unique game, certainly a long way away from the post-apocalyptic setting of Fallout 3. With a celebrity voice cast & a unique presentation, it was an attraction of a different kind than the one I felt for the Capitol Wastelands. I think what I’ll...
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Review: The Beatles: Rock Band (Xbox 360)

Review: The Beatles: Rock Band (Xbox 360)
It’s funny, because now that I have finished The Beatles: Rock Band, I keep asking myself why I need to review it. I mean, just about everyone I know either wants to check it out or wants it so bad they have already placed their first born child on eBay. I have not seen a single person who has said “Nah, not for me”. That’s a testament not only to the quality of a Harmonix product, but to the timelessness of The Beatles back catalog. Many people I know were born long after The Beatles split up, yet they feel a connection to the music just as much as their parents & grandparents...
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Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360)

Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360)
Riddle me this, riddle me that, who’s afra…yadda yadda yadda. Yeah, I know, that quote is probably one of the most often repeated from the Batman film franchise & so overused it’s almost clichéd. It’s sad when notable moments in a franchise’s history are equal to or less than the forgettable ones. Especially when you’re looking at Batman, an iconic super hero franchise that’s 70 years old now & has a ton of rich story telling opportunities. We all know that the films have been hit & miss over the last 20 years along with almost all the games being just a plain miss (Dark...
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