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The Beatles: Rock Band Review: Morning After Edition

3.5

When I first played The Beatles: Rock Band, I gave it an “A”. Why? Because I’m a lifelong Beatles junkie. I’d been hyperactively waiting for the game’s release for months. I thought about asking for the game for Christmas, but decided I simply could not wait- the time between 9/9/09 and 12/25/09 was too long [...]

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Virtual Console: Super Metroid (SNES)

Super Metroid is one of those games.  You know, one of those games.  A game so drenched in quality that it appears on many “Best Games of All Time” lists along with titles like Chrono Trigger, Ocarina of Time, Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy VI, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Metal Gear Solid.  I [...]

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Sonic and the Secret Rings

Sonic and the Secret Rings
4.5

I’ve just spent my first half hour with the new Sonic game, and I have quite a few impressions on the title.  First of all, I feel exactly how I felt after I played the first Sonic for the Genesis.  There’s a marvelous wow factor that permeates you with the gameplay and the sense of [...]

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Sonic Unleashed

So, my holiday break has begun with me playing Sonic Unleashed.  As many of you know I’m a fan of the Sonic series and have been playing every one since the release of the original.  I even liked the Wii one that came out a couple years ago, despite hating the bug filled adventure that [...]

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The sweet, delicious crack known as Mario Kart Wii.

What the hell happened to my Wii? Better yet, what the hell happened to Nintendo?! I’m beginning to believe that Nintendo is recovering from that severe head-up-the-ass injury that took place between 1996 and 2005. First they release Zelda, Twilight Princess… and the people rejoice at its beauty and depth. Then comes Super Paper Mario… [...]

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Mario Kart Wii

                                   The showdown has begun. Mario Kart Wii vs. Grand Theft Auto 4. Personally, I’m thinking GTA4 will edge out the Kart, but with the sheer number of Wii systems that have been sold, Mario Kart has the potential to outdo the competition just from playing the potential numbers. My mom has already mentioned [...]

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pt. 1

His name was Jump-man, and he was a construction worker.  One day while at work he’s witness to a giant ape (recently escaped from the zoo) that grabs a woman passing by.  This ape proceeds to climb up several flights of scaffolding, woman thrown over his shoulder, and at the top mocks the construction worker.  The construction worker, pissed [...]

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Harvest Moon SNES (Playable on VC)

  When you label someone as a "gamer", in the back of your head somewhere you know that some game or series got them hooked on gaming.  For guys, this could be anything from a 3-D FPS on their first PC to an RPG on the old NES, to even (the new "gamers") GTA, Smash Bros., or [...]

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Zelda Part 3: GC, DS, Wii and beyond.

*Side note: After reading part 2 of 3 a friend of mine e-mailed me and said that I left out a Zelda game that should have been mentioned, The Minish Cap.  While it IS a game in the Zelda series, I chose to keep it off of the list for the reason that I don’t [...]

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Which Zelda is Right for Me? Part 2

Zelda: Game Boy to N64   The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Original Game Boy and GB Color – 1993 The first time that Link appears on a handheld, is also the first of many times that he ends up somehow on an island.  Though graphics are minimal (4-bit B&W or Color with the [...]

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Which Zelda is Right for Me?

Part 1:   Whether you are a casual gamer or a hardcore enthusiast, you have to give respect to the Legend of Zelda series.  Started back in the mid-eighties by Nintendo, the series has influenced gaming culture as a whole in so many ways it’s mind bottling (Did you just say "mind bottling’?!)  Think of [...]

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Super Mario Galaxy

Check out this quality review from our newest contributing editor, Gary-Paul Robinett.  Expect more great content like this in the near future – Richie   When it comes to platforming games, you only talk about either "new ideas and breakthroughs" OR "what the guys over at Nintendo are doing".  Doesn’t really matter what system or [...]

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Review: Rez HD

So if you’ve listened to the show, you’ve probably at least heard of Rez.  Its one-of-a-kind visuals and the legend of the Trance Vibrator (literally, a USB vibrator that vibrated in time with the game and came in a machine-washable sleeve) make this game hard to forget, much less ignore.  Well, Rez HD came out [...]

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So I bought a wheel…

The Microsoft Wireless Racing Wheel, used, for $55 after a few trades.  Not bad for a quality accessory from a respected manufacturer.  And who’s surprised the racing lemming bought one?  Did Picasso buy brushes? But you know what?  I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.  Here’s why. 1.) It’s wireless, except that it isn’t.  Microsoft’s misnomer [...]

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Sonic Rush Adventure

So far this is shaping up to be better than the original Sonic Rush, which I absolutely loved.  The 3d world is really well blended into the 2d gameplay which is something that I don't think I've seen done quite this well.  Every thing about this game just screams the classic gameplay many of us [...]

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VC: Super Metroid

    Super Metroid is one of those games.  You know, one of those games.  A game so drenched in quality that it appears on many "Best Games of All Time" lists along with titles like Chrono Trigger, Ocarina of Time, Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy VI, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Metal Gear [...]

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Sonic and the Secret Rings

I've just spent my first half hour with the new Sonic game, and I have quite a few impressions on the title.  First of all, I feel exactly how I felt after I played the first Sonic for the Genesis.  There's a marvelous wow factor that permeates you with the gameplay and the sense of [...]

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Prey

I’m just starting into Prey for the 360, so I thought I’d give everyone a few pictures we got in the Press Pack.  I’m sure you’ve seen them before, but just in case you haven’t. Click Read More to see them…

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New Super Mario Bros. (First Impression)

I’ve been playing the New Super Mario Bros game, and I must say that I love it so far.  It looks, feels, and plays just like old school Mario.  To me it feels mostly like Super Mario Bros. 1, with some Super Mario World and Super Mario 2 thrown in. This game is quite refreshing.  [...]

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Soul Calibur III

Soul Calibur III Dev: Namco Pub: Namco   From the fighting game Gods, Namco comes the the 4th installment of their "Soul" series titled, "Soul Calibur III". Yes, all of your favorite characters are back plus some new faces are added to the mix to give the series that much more longevity. Now I know [...]

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