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Rock Band's Bundled Canadian Releasenew

While the highly anticipated game was scheduled for release in North America on November 20 and appeared in the U.S. on that day, copies of the title didn't start appearing on the shelves of Canadian retailers until December 21.
The Georgia Straight  |  Blaine Kyllo  |  01-11-2008  |  Video Games

Phil Fish Designs His Games the Indie Waynew

The former Ubisoft Montreal designer is part of a growing wave of independent game makers.
Montreal Mirror  |  Erik Leijon  |  01-04-2008  |  Video Games

The 2007 'Portland Mercury' Game Awardsnew

Here are our picks for the most notable video games, characters, and creepy Ayn Rand references.
The Portland Mercury  |  Earnest "Nex" Cavalli  |  12-27-2007  |  Video Games

Dealing with Wii-jection

If your kids want a Wii under the tree, you better get your game on.
The Inlander  |  Ted S. McGregor Jr.  |  12-14-2007  |  Video Games

Flipper Fanaticsnew

A small community of pinball wizards keeps the game alive in St. Louis.
Riverfront Times  |  Kathleen McLaughlin  |  12-14-2007  |  Video Games

Chris Lemley, Game Boynew

With his pro video game squad Team Pandemic, the 21-year-old is a major player in gaming.
Arkansas Times  |  Sam Eifling  |  12-14-2007  |  Video Games

Visine, Pleasenew

Epic and ambitious -- sometimes overly so -- Mass Effect's most notable characteristic might be its ability to convince you that you really only need an hour or two of sleep a night.
The Portland Mercury  |  Erik Henriksen  |  12-13-2007  |  Video Games

Are You Sure 'Manhunt 2' was Toned Down?new

The thing about Manhunt 2 is that I could write "This game is twisted and sick -- an affront to God himself" and they'd probably quote this review in a TV commercial. Mass Effect also reviewed.
San Antonio Current  |  Jeremy Martin  |  12-12-2007  |  Video Games

35 Video Games to Hype Up the Holidaysnew

There aren't any big gaming systems being released just before the holiday season. Instead, gamers' lists are filled with the games themselves. Here are a few of the choicest titles.
The Georgia Straight  |  Blaine Kyllo  |  12-10-2007  |  Video Games

Can Rock Video Games Save the Music Universe?new

"We are in many respects the new MTV," says Steve Schnur, worldwide executive for music and marketing for Electronic Arts, a distributor for Rock Band. "We warm up the marketplace and create a familiarity for many artists."
L.A. Weekly  |  Lina Lecaro  |  12-07-2007  |  Video Games

Madden Mannew

All he wants to be is a video-game hustler. Adulthood keeps getting in the way.
Cleveland Scene  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  12-04-2007  |  Video Games

Mario: He's-a Inna Space!new

I've got good news: Super Mario Galaxy is all that and a powerup that turns you into an anthropomorphic bee.
The Portland Mercury  |  Earnest 'Nex' Cavalli  |  11-29-2007  |  Video Games

Clutter, Thy Name is Gaming Peripheralsnew

Gamers were supposed to be better than this. Somehow, we've always aspired to the sleek, tech-savvy vibe of the video and stereophile, with shiny equipment complementing neat DVD cases in tidy rows. Then came Rock Band and the Wii Zapper.
San Antonio Current  |  Aaron R. Conklin  |  11-28-2007  |  Video Games

Rewrite History With 'Jeanne D'Arc'new

Jeanne D'Arc is nothing new, but it's fun, and the development of the minor characters involves the player in a way that's refreshing for a tactical RPG.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Kea Johnston  |  11-21-2007  |  Video Games

The New Blacknew

Valve knows how to make a video game. Critics love them. Hardcore gamers love them. Casual gamers love them. The Orange Box is a perfect example of why.
Jackson Free Press  |  Nick Judin  |  11-20-2007  |  Video Games

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