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No Russian, No Problem

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 I was intent on ignoring the No Russian mission in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 but there have been so many blog posts (this one, this one and this one) our

Giving up: should reviewers suffer through bad games?

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I had an interesting conversation with a colleague (who I won't mention out of respect) this evening about game reviews and how much a reviewer has to play what they perceive as a bad game before they throw in the towel and write a review. To my way of thinking you should try, to the best of your ability, to play that game as far as you can, barring a show stopping bug or design flaw that prevents you from continuing.

A savage beating in Risen

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I am a masochist; that is why I asked to review Risen, a game by Piranha Bytes - the company best known for creating the Gothic series of decidedly European role-playing games. Gothic is not known for being user friendly; the controls in that game series are antiquated, there’s no hand holding and the system is awesomely brutal and unforgiving to the player.

OOPS: Day two blues on your MMO? BAD.

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It is probably not a good thing when this is all that you see for an entire day on a brand new MMO.  Here's what the official web site says:

 

Marona is Marona

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Does Nintendo even care?

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You may have read various opinions on why the new Wii MotionPlus isn't all that great. I honestly could care less about dipping my toe into the waters of that debate. But I do have a bone to pick with Nintendo about something the company should incorporated into its design a long time ago: the ability to recharge your controller directly from the console.

Killer robots in space: how Gus Mastrapa helped me save the universe

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The underbelly of Xbox Live

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Pre-E3: KOF XII Slugfest

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For all of you tough guys (and girls) that are flying in to Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo this weekend (and those of you who are indigenous to the region by fate or by choice) may want to check out the King of Fighters XII Tournament.

Not my fish

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