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Review: Uncharted 3
The Drake equation
What the hell happened? When Uncharted 2: Among Thieves came out just two short years ago, it hit like a bolt from heaven.
| November 15, 2011
Review: Arkham City
An epic new Batman adventure
What must it feel like to be Batman?
| November 07, 2011
Review: Shadows of the Damned
A new cult classic
Over the next couple of months, you'll be bombarded with ads for big-budget games.
| September 27, 2011
Shooting, looting, and doing the Humpty Dance: 10 games you’ll be addicted to this fall
The gaming industry brings out the big guns
Although top-shelf games are a year-round occurrence, publishers still wait until the fall to bring out their big guns — literally, in most cases.
| September 14, 2011
Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Choose your own adventure
Brian Eno is supposed to have said of the Velvet Underground that only a thousand people bought their records, but every one of them started a band. Something similar could be said about Deus Ex .
| August 31, 2011
A Bastion of creativity for Xbox Live Arcade
At the start of Bastion , the Narrator feels like a contrivance.
| August 09, 2011
Review: Child of Eden
Although the list of video game auteurs is short, few would deny Tetsuya Mizuguchi a spot.
| July 26, 2011
Review: Duke Nukem Forever
Unfrozen caveman video game
The wait is over: Duke Nukem Forever is finally here!
| June 29, 2011
Review: InFamous 2
InFamous 2 is the worst game I couldn't stop playing since — well, since inFamous 1 .
| June 22, 2011
Inspiration meets execution
Rare is the game whose controls are so finely calibrated that the gamepad seems to vanish from your hands. Outland , a downloadable sidescroller for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, is such a game.
| June 07, 2011
Review: L.A. Noire
When a game comes saddled with as much hype as L.A. Noire , one is tempted to judge it by an unattainable standard.
| May 26, 2011
Review: MotorStorm: Apocalypse
Racing to the end
If the billboards are to be believed, Judgment Day is coming on May 21 — and for a while it looked like Christ might return before the PlayStation Network.
| May 17, 2011
Review: Portal 2
At its core, Portal 2 is a simple concept. Using a handheld device, you can shoot an orange and a blue portal that will instantly link any two points in space.
| April 27, 2011
Review: Yakuza 4
At one point in Yakuza 4 , a grizzled old gangster gives some advice to an upstart.
| April 13, 2011
Review: Killzone 3
What if you don't play Killzone 3 in 3D?
It's come to this. As if mandatory system updates and routine software patches weren't enough, console games now support so much peripheral hardware that folks with different set-ups might as well not be playing the same game.
| March 17, 2011
Below the belt
Bulletstorm represents games at their best: it gives players a complex system of rules to master, doles out rewards and punishments that encourage creative thinking and rigorous analysis, and demands precise execution to translate ideas into actions.
| March 10, 2011
Review: Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
Lending a helping hand
You can jump in Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 . Don't say I didn't warn you. If you're an orthodox fan of Bionic Commando , this news may distress you.
| February 18, 2011
Review: LittleBigPlanet 2
Cool level, bro!
As in the old saw about Communism, LittleBigPlanet 2 works, in theory. Other games may have level editors. This one has world editors. Players have an incredible array of tools with which to create anything they can imagine — not just sidescrolling platformers, like the professionally made levels that come on the disc, but almost any game type.
| August 08, 2011
Ten video games for early 2011
The games of winter play it safe
Is any business more risk-averse than the video-game industry?
| December 29, 2010
The Top 10 Video Games of 2010
The most frustrating thing about being a gamer is trying to keep up with the hype train.
| December 22, 2010
Review: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Lapping the field
Predator versus prey — that's what Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is all about.
| December 14, 2010
The Current Issue
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| February 13, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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| February 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM
In Case You Forgot, Valentine's Day Is Tomorrow: Here are some last minute ideas for all y'all slackers
| February 13, 2013 at 1:22 PM
[tonight in allston] Benefit show for Dreamhaus @ Great Scott
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| February 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM
See this film: Rebecca @ the Coolidge
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| February 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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