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Splinter Cell: Blacklist [5 Minute Review]

Splinter Cell: Blacklist reboots the series in more ways than one. Sam Fisher looks younger and more spry, and gone are gravelly tones of Michael Ironside complaining about how he’s too old for this shit. The rest of the game follows close … Continue reading

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon [5 Minute Review]

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon knows its target audience: they were the ones who woke up early on Saturday mornings to get their dose of cartoons and messed with the tracking on their VCRs to play back taped TV shows. They’re … Continue reading

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist – Spies vs. Mercs Impressions [PAX AUS 2013]

The original Spies vs. Mercs multiplayer component in Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow was an ambitious attempt at 2v2 cat-and-mouse. ARGUS mercenaries, fitted out with heavy hitting rifles and offensive weapons, were pitted against swift and stealthy SHADOWNET spies, who were in … Continue reading

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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations [5 Minute Review]

Want to know something I regret? I slogged through Revelations just so I could be up to speed in time for Assassin’s Creed 3. In my defence, the other Assassin’s Creed sequels up to that point were respectable – the … Continue reading

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Hit and Miss – E3 2012

As another year of E3 rolls around, the industry is held under closer scrutiny now more than ever. Gamers have become jaded and wary, constantly assailed with yearly iterations, subscription-based products, and online DRM controversy. This year, however, has produced … Continue reading

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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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