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'Darksiders II' Unleashes a Whole Lot of Death
Published 08/29/2012 at 9:35 a.m.
Think of Darksiders II as the Danzig to Darksiders’ Henry Rollins. Both can be very brooding, very angry experiences, but where Darksiders’ War seethed with rage to the point where his heart pumped equal parts lava and testosterone, Darksiders II’s ...
Keeping the Darkness at Bay With 'Dragon’s Dogma'
Published 08/15/2012 at 10:37 a.m.
This isn’t one of those games where dragons are just another link in the fantasy food chain. Here, the dragon is the food chain, the ur-monster from which all corruption spreads. This is Saint George and the dragon, the hero ...
Game Enough at Last: What Happens When Digital Distribution Gets Too Convenient?
Published 08/01/2012 at 10:51 a.m.
In an industry in which various forms of villainy are the norm, Valve is an anomaly: well-liked by consumers, developers, and publishers smart enough to avail themselves of Valve’s services instead of letting their jealousy drive them to compete (never ...
'Spelunky' Documents Your Failure as a Gamer
Published 07/18/2012 at 11:40 a.m.
Indie darling Spelunky finally got its long-awaited HD makeover, and it’s the best thing in a long time that I completely forgot about.
Max Payne 3 is the Best Possible Game We Didn’t Need
Published 07/03/2012 at 5 p.m.
Max Payne 3 feels pretty much the same way to me, and not just because it’s about a gritty, boozy lawman who’s over the hill and in over his head. Max Payne 3 is a game that shouldn’t have been, ...
Microsoft’s Xbox Finally Starts to Realize Its Potential—and It’s Got Little to Do With Games
Published 06/20/2012 at 11:47 a.m.
Microsoft threw down the gauntlet earlier this month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, naming this as the year that all your devices—from your computer to your tablet to your phone, with the Xbox 360 at the helm—will finally all speak ...
'Diablo III' Reminds Us That the Worst Thing About Gaming Is Everybody Else
Published 06/06/2012 at 10:59 a.m. 1 Comment
We’re coming into an age of “finallys.” Finally, a decent Deus Ex sequel. Finally, Duke Nukem Forever. And finally, the king of loot-hoarding hack-and-slashers has awoken to take another shot at the crown it never lost. Twelve years after its ...
'The Witcher: Assassins of Kings' Switches Up RPG Conventions
Published 05/30/2012 at 11:06 a.m.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings manages to clean up the few blemishes that The Witcher had, leading to an even better game.
A Fan-Based Uprising Brought 'Xenoblade: Chronicles' to America—Was It Worth It?
Published 05/09/2012 at 12:05 p.m. 2 Comments
I’ve played Xenoblade: Chronicles now, and let me tell you, as far as I’m concerned, Nintendo’s Japanese market can have it back.
'Kid Icarus: Uprising' Shows What the 3DS Can Really Do. Finally.
Published 04/25/2012 at 1:05 p.m. 1 Comment
I’m stuck in this weird conundrum. I can’t put Kid Icarus: Uprising down long enough to write something about it.