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The Novelist Review: When Emotion Trumps Gameplay

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Though The Novelist stumbles in many game-specific ways and could take its narrative further, it’s still an emotionally engaging game that capitalizes on the power of empathy and profound, tough choices.

Xbox One Review: Living Room Magic Punctuated by Frustration

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Xbox on. Those two words have become the modern-day equivalent of “open sesame” in my living room, working like magic…

Tiny Brains Review: Putting (Evil) Brains Together

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Building a good party game is tough, because just about anytime you put four players together on the same couch,…

Knack Review: Out of Balance

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Knack has a weird problem — it feels like it’s both built to be played by two people in cooperative…

Playstation 4 Review: An Upgrade You Can Wait On

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The Playstation 4 is a pretty huge improvement over the PS3, but you might not need to make the plunge until there’s more to play and some bugs are ironed out.

Ryse: Son of Rome Review – A Quick Rise, Then A Long Fall

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Repetitive combat is an huge and ugly blemish on an otherwise beautiful showcase of the Xbox One’s capabilities

Killzone: Shadow Fall Review — Killing In the Name Of

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It’s a new age for PlayStation, and with it Sony chose to have Guerrilla Games introduce a new age for…

X Rebirth Review: Sucking Vacuum

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In our last look at Egosoft’s troubled launch of X Rebirth, we reported that we had been effectively unable to…

Resogun Review – Defender For A New Age

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Whether for free or for $15, Resogun is the best value among the PS4′s launch lineup

Contrast Review – Potential is Lost in the Shadows

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If you look at the surge of great puzzle platformers in recent years – games like Braid, Portal, VVVVVV, and…

Call of Duty: Ghosts PC Review – Where’d All the Frames Go?

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This review is for the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, and mostly addresses features specific to that platform….

Arma 3 Campaign Episode ‘Survive’ Review – You’re In The Army Now

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It was mid-September back when we first took a look at Bohemia Interactive’s rather skeletal military sim-sandbox Arma 3. While…

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea DLC Review – Remix the Remix

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BioShock Infinite returns to Rapture, but adds little to that setting or story, and melds its mechanics with its predecessor in ways that don’t always work.

Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Part 1 Review Roundup

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The first piece of story DLC for Bioshock Infinite, in which one version or another of our heroic duo from…

XCOM: Enemy Within Review — Playing With The Devil’s Toys

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A worthy expansion that deserves another playthrough.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti Review: The $700 780-Titan Middleman Cometh

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Nvidia unleashes its new $700 mini-Titan.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst Review

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NUNS3 on PC is the definitive version of the manga tie-in game, but as an entry point for new players, it falls short.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Review: Permission to Speak Freely, Sir?

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Call of Duty is an interesting predicament. Every year, detractors decry the series for being too similar to previous outings,…

Eldritch Review – A Lovingly Crafted Rogue-like

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Eldritch offers a thick Lovecraftian atmosphere and some oppressive roguelike exploration, but you’ll need to drill down to the New Game + mode to truly appreciate it.

Forced Review: Force Your Friends To Play With You

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This indie gem shines in co-op, but loses its luster in solo play

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Watch Dogs Review: Press Q to Hack Planet


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Watch Dogs shows flashes of brilliance, but underneath them, it’s mostly a decently functional open world game with gimmicks thrown in.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Ep. 5 Review: Runaway Train


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The conclusion of the second season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead has its powerful moments, but feels like it’s not so much Clementine’s story as that of other characters.

Gaming Today Reviews Mass Effect


Editor’s Note: This review, along with Shawn’s Hellgate London review, are a new style of review written from the perspective…

Call of Duty: Black Ops Review


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Some cool tweaks to multiplayer and a better story highlight this latest Call of Duty, but it feels a little too identical to Modern Warfare 2 to be its own full-priced title.

Duke Nukem Forever Review


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It’s here and it’s real. But is it any good?

Resident Evil 6 Review: So Much Game You’ll Have to Like Something


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An incredibly ambitious title, Resident Evil 6′s many strengths help make up for its many weaknesses.

NVIDIA GTX 780 Review: GK110 on a Diet


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Three months ago, Nvidia added the GTX Titan to its lineup. For $1,000, you could buy the first gaming-focused video…

Batman Arkham Origins Review – The Dark Knight Coasts


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It may no longer be Rocksteady, but Arkham Origins is still rock solid

Titanfall Review: Fun That Falls Short of the Hype


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There’s often a singular joy in some of Titanfall’s best moments. Leaping into the air as a Pilot, skimming a…

Singularity Review


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How do you choose which new shooters to play? If I didn’t just play all of them, which I do,…

Gaming Today Impressions of Army of Two (PS3)


Army of Two Developer: EA Montreal Publisher: Electronic Arts Price: $59.99 Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Category: Action ESRB Rating:…

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Review


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Does the sequel live up to its predecessor, and should you buy it? “Noooooooooooooooo!”

Metroid: Other M Review


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Our review of Nintendo’s newest title, Metroid: Other M, decides what’s good, bad and ugly about the latest entry into Nintendo’s long-running series.

Red Faction: Armageddon Review


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Smart, strategic and expansive destruction sets Armageddon apart from other third-person shooters.

Call of Duty: Black Ops ‘Annihilation’ DLC Review


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The latest Black Ops map pack is solid, but it’s hard not to draw comparisons to the last one, Escalation, which finds Annihilation slightly lacking.

Retro Rewind: Deus Ex


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Eleven years and two sequels after its release, Deus Ex holds its own against modern contenders.

Gears of War 3 Review


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Finally, the Gears of War multiplayer experience is raised to the quality level it deserves, but the culmination of the story is pretty lacking.

The Binding of Isaac Review


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Simple, short, random, disturbing and cheap — The Binding of Isaac is a wonderful little PC purchase.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review (Xbox 360)


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How did we feel about Activision’s take on World War III for Xbox 360? Better click to find out.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Review


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Though it further refines the already great Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, the end of Ezio’s story is just more of the same.

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