Cinematic Soulmates: Iron Man and Robocop

The concept of the double feature may have fallen out of favor as a business model, but it endures among hardcore film fans because there are films that complement one another so perfectly that when they are taken together, the viewing experience becomes twice as rich and rewarding.  Sometimes, the connections between two films are obvious, but there are other […]

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Review: Yar’s Revenge

Lately I’ve often joked that we are living in the age of retro remakes and reboots. Thanks to the rise of the digital mediums like Steam, XBLA and PSN more and more companies are returning to classic IP’s that haven’t seen the light of day in decades, retooling and in many cases completely reinventing these games as small bite sized […]

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iTuesday Review: Command and Conquer: Red Alert for iPad

One of my favorite PC games ever is Command and Conquer: Red Alert. It was a game I spent countless hours playing after school for a couple years straight. For those of you unfamiliar with it, Red Alert is a real time strategy war game. You build up your base, build some tanks, train some soldiers, and go after the […]

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Underrated Game of the Month: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Like homeless people, stray dogs, and even the occasional Ghostbuster, some video games simply fall through the cracks.  Sometimes they were just released at the wrong time, eclipsed by a much bigger game or a surprise chart topper.  Sometimes they just had bad marketing, or too many misconceived ideas about the game spread by word of mouth; often victim to […]

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Review: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 takes place shortly after the events of the first game, with a fledgling rebellion just starting to take hold, scattered and in desperate need of an early victory.  The protagonist, Starkiller, spoiler alert who was presumed dead at the end of the first game is in some sort of training facility, oh wait, it’s […]

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iTuesday Review: Atari Greatest Hits for iPhone

Video games have come a long way in the last thirty years. If you would have told someone three decades ago that in 2011 a popular gaming device would be a touch screen cell phone they wouldn’t have believed you. Actually they wouldn’t have even comprehended what you were trying to tell them. Despite these advances in technology many of […]

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Review: Swarm for XBLA

Hothead Games has certainly released some fantastic downloadable games, including the Penny Arcade series, which is the first game outside of Pokemon with turn-based combat that I liked, to the hilarious and one of my person favorites on Xbox Live Arcade: Deathspank.  Does Hothead go three for three with their newest IP Swarm? Or will it having you wishing that […]

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