Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier [5 Minute Review]

Behold: it’s another modern military shooter, featuring people with call signs, Eastern European locations, liberal use of the military alphabet, excessive testosterone-fueled screaming, and a selection of weapons and attachments that are all old hat by now. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Shoot Many Robots [5 Minute Review]

I think we’ve adequately covered the gamut of gaming tropes. I feel like gamers can all consider themselves Subject Matter Experts on zombies, pirates, ninjas, and robots. These themes have been run hard and fast, yet developers keep turning to … Continue reading

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Max Payne 3 [5 Minute Review]

Mr. Max Payne has suffered a hazardous 11 years. His family’s murder kicked off a trail of shell casings, Mafia corpses, dead soldiers, painkiller containers, and a baffling feature film with “Marky Mark” Wahlberg. He’s been shot at, punctured with … Continue reading

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Prototype 2 [5 Minute Review]

Prototype 2 is appealing to the power junkie in you. Your abilities in game are a gratuitous display of power overwhelming: an affront to stealth and caution, and a glorification of jumping into the fray. There are few obstacles that … Continue reading

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Pete’s response to his game room going viral

Pete addresses your questions and comments.

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The Darkness 2 [5 Minute Review]

There is an unwholesome satisfaction to be experienced when playing The Darkness 2. It isn’t setting out to revolutionise gaming, or impart humble life lessons, or make its players better people. All it does is give you a pair of demonic arms … Continue reading

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Mass Effect 3 [5 Minute Review]

“Take Back Earth”, says the Mass Effect 3 tagline. Your incarnation of Shepard sighs, and gingerly massages the small of his/her back. By now your character has their fair share of white hairs and aching joints, and is a slipped … Continue reading

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