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Battlefield 1: Nothing Is Quiet On The Western Front

Tim mows down a trench full of soldiers from a zeppelin gunner’s nest. I blow up a plane mid-air using a tank shell. A horse gallops by at full trot, both it and its rider aflame. These are just a … Continue reading

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Mario is Missing: Mario Meets Edutainment

My generation’s baptism into the bizarre world of ‘edutainment’ came with our school-mandated curriculum of the Oregon Trail series. Sure, it was supposed teach you about pioneers, but the designers made a crucial mistake – it was actually fun as hell to play. This basically guaranteed two … Continue reading

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Perfect Dark: The Swan Song of the Nintendo 64

In the beginning, there was Goldeneye 007, and it was good. The year was 1997, and console shooters were formless and empty. Thus Rare said “Let there be objectives.” And so it was. And Rare blessed the players with free … Continue reading

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Pilotwings: Super Nintendo à la Mode 7

Back in 1990, Nintendo released three first-party titles for the launch of its fledgling SNES console. The first two were Super Mario World and F-Zero, two Nintendo classics that would go on to become iconic entries in Nintendo’s line of flagship … Continue reading

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Star Fox Review: No, Not the One On Nintendo 64

Ah, Star Fox. If there’s anything that’ll make me nostalgic for my childhood, it’s memories of flying around the Lylat Sytem in my Arwing and waging war against the forces of Andross.

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The Gears of War trilogy: Instant Fun, Just Add Friends

I hope you’ll forgive the laziness of critiquing an entire series of games in a single review, but I didn’t feel compelled (read: motivated enough) to analyze my thoughts on each game in separate posts. Over the last weekend I … Continue reading

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Six Websites to Help You Manage and Clear Your Backlog

Clearing out a backlog takes some serious discipline. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to most people that the first step towards clearing one out should be to catalog your games, and then determine which ones to beat first. Besides giving … Continue reading

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Review: Call of Duty 3

God, I hated this game. Call of Duty 3 was one of the games I was dreading playing back when I started this backlog, and I finally decided to clear it out after my Black Ops binge. Even though the gaming … Continue reading

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Review: Call of Duty – Black Ops

I put some heavy playtime into Call of Duty: Black Ops on Thursday, but didn’t get the chance to write anything up for it then. I made it to about three levels from the end of the game before putting … Continue reading

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