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The Greatest Guitar Hero of Them Allnew

Chris Chike, aka IamChris4life, is the Jimi Hendrix of the plastic ax.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Kevin Hoffman  |  04-02-2008  |  Video Games

Parlaying the Art of Killing Martians into the Best Job Evernew

The video-game pioneer Eugene Jarvis helped initiate a geek revolution and a golden age for gaming when he and partner Larry DeMar designed the arcade classic Defender, which led to other successes like Robotron: 2084, Blaster and Cruis'n USA.
Chicago Newcity  |  Andy Seifert  |  04-02-2008  |  Video Games

Wii Should Celebrate 'Super Smash Bros. Brawl'new

By the time you read these words, Super Smash Bros. Brawl will have become Nintendo's fastest-selling game of all time, with over 1.4 million copies sold in the first week it was available in the States.
The Portland Mercury  |  Earnest 'Nex' Cavalli  |  03-27-2008  |  Video Games

First-person Shooters Leap Up to New Levelsnew

The reason 2007 stands out is the variety and excellence of the first-person shooters that were released, due in part to the processing power of the next-generation PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and to the increasing emphasis that developers are placing on story and character development.
The Georgia Straight  |  Blaine Kyllo  |  03-21-2008  |  Video Games

Developers Conference Reveals the Brains Behind the Gamesnew

The Game Developers Conference isn't about selling video games, it’s about making video games.
The Georgia Straight  |  Blaine Kyllo  |  03-17-2008  |  Video Games

Swan Lake. With

Devil May Cry 4 is an unapologetic throwback to the days when games were simply entertainment.
The Portland Mercury  |  Earnest "Nex" Cavalli  |  03-13-2008  |  Video Games

These Guns for Hirenew

EA Montreal's Army of Two pairs mercenaries, kills terrorists and sidesteps politics.
Montreal Mirror  |  Erik Leijon  |  03-07-2008  |  Video Games

Kill 'Em Softly With Your Songnew

In the gaming world, the karaoke revolution quietly builds to crescendo. Includes High School Musical: Sing It!, Star Search, SingStar, Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol and Rock Band.
Orlando Weekly  |  Aaron R. Conklin  |  02-25-2008  |  Video Games

Trigger Happy: The Return of Turoknew

Propaganda Games president Josh Holmes said the company had been working on an original concept for a third-person action game, but scrapped it when it won the right to develop the new Turok video game for Touchstone, a Disney brand.
The Georgia Straight  |  Blaine Kyllo  |  02-22-2008  |  Video Games

Dinosaurs in Outer Spacenew

In the latest incarnation, Turok's a grim, grizzled space marine(!), part of an outfit called Whiskey Company that's crashed on a dino-infested planet.
The Portland Mercury  |  Erik Henriksen  |  02-14-2008  |  Video Games

Don't Mess With the Formulanew

Burnout Paradise loses some of its party appeal and the Simpsons finally have a decent video game.
San Antonio Current  |  Jeremy Martin  |  02-13-2008  |  Video Games


If board-game giant Hasbro has its way, there'll be no more online triple-word-scores for Scrabulous devotees.
Boston Phoenix  |  Georgiana Cohen  |  02-05-2008  |  Video Games

Videogames are Hard!new

While Contra 4 retains the series' fantastic graphics, tight controls, and hyper-macho, shoot-first-and-never-ask-questions gameplay, it also retains the series' trademark insane difficulty.
The Portland Mercury  |  Earnest "Nex" Cavalli  |  02-01-2008  |  Video Games

Canadian Game Developers Reach Next Levelnew

Mario Strikers Charged, an intense, fast-paced offering for the Nintendo Wii, is one of the many acclaimed video games recently developed in Canada.
The Georgia Straight  |  Blaine Kyllo  |  01-25-2008  |  Video Games

The No Fun League Tournew

I wanted bling. The NFL Street series gave me bland.
San Antonio Current  |  Aaron R. Conklin  |  01-23-2008  |  Video Games

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