Video Game Review: Defiance [Xbox 360]

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Defiance System: Xbox 360 (also on PS3 and PC) Genre: Third-person shooter, action RPG Developer: Trion Worlds, Human Head Studios Publisher: Trion Worlds Release Date: April 2, 2013 Defiance is nothing if not ambitious. The latest effort from Trion Worlds (creators of the popular MMORPG, Rift) is a third-person shooter set in a large MMO world, with the caveat of … Read More

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Video Game Review: Gears of War: Judgment [Xbox 360]

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Gears of War: Judgment System: Xbox 360 Genre: Third-person Shooter Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: Epic Games, People Can Fly Release Date: March 19, 2013 No matter what happens to the Gears of War series in the future, Judgment is always going to be an outlier of sorts. After Epic Games released the fantastic conclusion to its trilogy in 2011, it … Read More

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Video Game Review: Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD [PS Vita]

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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD System: PS Vita (HD version also on PS3 and PC) Genre: First-person/third-person action-adventure Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: Just Add Water Release Date: December 18, 2012 Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is an upscaled version of the 2005 Xbox title of the same name. In this, you play as The Stranger, a Clint Eastwood-esque bounty hunter — complete … Read More

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Video Game Review: Dead Space 3 [Xbox 360]

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Dead Space 3 System: Xbox 360 (also on PS3 and PC) Genre: Third-person shooter Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: Visceral Games Release Date: February 5, 2013 Despite the emphasis placed on horror in the first Dead Space, the series’ gradual transition to full-blown action gameplay seemed inevitable. After all, in the eyes of corporate big-wigs, gamers don’t want to be scared; … Read More

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Video Game Review: Spec Ops: The Line [Xbox 360]

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Spec Ops: The Line System: Xbox 360 (also on PS3 and PC) Genre: Third-Person Shooter Publisher: 2K Games Developer: Yager Development / Darkside Game Studios Release Date: June 26, 2012 Let’s get the inevitable comparisons out of the way. Spec Ops: The Line owes a lot to Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, and Francis Ford Coppola’s war film, Apocalypse … Read More

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Video Game Review: Max Payne 3 [Xbox 360]

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Max Payne 3 System: Xbox 360 (also on PS3 and PC) Genre: Third-person shooter Publisher: Rockstar Games Developer: Rockstar Vancouver Release Date: May 15, 2012 Max Payne is an alcoholic, a pill addict and a chain smoker. He is also one tough son of a bitch. After hitting rock bottom following the death of his wife and infant daughter, Max … Read More

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Video Game Review: Dead Space 2 [Xbox 360, 2011]

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Dead Space 2 System: Xbox 360 (also on PS3 and PC) Genre: Survival Horror, Third-Person Shooter Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: Visceral Games Release Date: January 25, 2011 There is a popular comparison going around that Dead Space 2 is to Dead Space what the film Aliens is to Alien. This is surprisingly accurate. The original Dead Space was a brutal … Read More

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Video Game Review: Gears of War 3 [Xbox 360, 2011]

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Gears of War 3 System: Xbox 360 Genre: Third-Person Shooter Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: Epic Games Release Date: September 20, 2011 Everyone’s favorite testosterone-fueled action series is back. Closing the books on the trilogy (although I feel we haven’t really seen the last of it), Gears of War 3 features everything gamers have come to expect from the series: juiced-up … Read More

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Video Game Review: Vanquish [Xbox 360, 2010]

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Vanquish System: Xbox 360 Publisher: Sega Developer: Platinum Games Release Date: October 19, 2010 Imagine Gears of War on crystal meth. Vanquish is intense. Really intense. This game just oozes testosterone. There are muscleheaded freaks, massive explosions, big guns and huge robots. Hell, there’s a button to smoke a cigarette. Best of all, there is never a dull moment. You … Read More

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Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West [Playstation 3, 2010]

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Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West System: Playstaton 3 Publisher: Paradox Interactive Developer: Fatshark AB Release Date: May 4, 2010 Lead and Gold is a multiplayer-only Western-themed third person shooter available via the Playstation Network. Released two weeks before Red Dead Redemption, L&G was created in order to ride RDR’s coattails. Since the game is only playable via … Read More

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