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Winter Games: Preview

The games of winter

Sci-fi, fantasy, and Sony's new handheld
Despite a quiet January, this winter gives gamers much to look forward to: long-awaited sequels, promising original franchises, and even a new handheld system.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 27, 2011

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Odd Future blew up out of nowhere. But they didn't do it alone.

Making the brand
By now you've heard about how post-this, uber-that, and pre-apocalyptically radical the Los Angeles collective Odd Future is. Or maybe your little sis came home with ringleader Tyler the Creator's tag tatted on her teenage ta-ta's.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 09, 2011

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The Royally Screwed Tenenbaum

Sharing is caring
After more than seven years and dozens of petitions, motions, and court appearances, the title fight over the future of music washed up on the South Boston waterfront this week.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 06, 2011

Review: Killzone 3

What if you don't play Killzone 3 in 3D?
It's come to this. As if mandatory system updates and routine software patches weren't enough, console games now support so much peripheral hardware that folks with different set-ups might as well not be playing the same game.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 17, 2011

The Top 10 Video Games of 2010

Heavy reign
The most frustrating thing about being a gamer is trying to keep up with the hype train.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 22, 2010

The Big Hurt: Pretender to the throne?

Will the 'real' Michael Jackson please stand up . . .
On December 14 — just in time for the holidays, if you hadn't noticed — Sony will release Michael , a posthumous collection of unreleased songs from the King of Pop's later years.
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 16, 2010

Review: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

The latest Metal Gear Solid sends mixed signals
For a couple of hours, I was enjoying the latest iteration of the long-running Metal Gear Solid series, which is called Peace Walker . Unlike the massive, bloated, self-important Metal Gear Solid 4 , this portable installment felt lean and mean.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 02, 2010

Review: God of War III

New console, same game
What is Kratos so angry about — again? There used to be a good reason for his non-stop temper tantrums.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 01, 2010

Holy Scrollers!

The future of e-publishing can be found in one of the world's oldest books.
It hadn't been a pleasant millennium so far for books. But then, lo this past month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled his company's new iPad, and there was much rejoicing.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 22, 2010

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Review: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

A real treasure
Nathan Drake walks like a man. Not so much in a macho, John Wayne kind of way — though there is plenty of that in him — but as if he were a real person occupying physical space.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  October 21, 2009

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The simple pleasures

Patapon 2 marches to its own beat
The PSP is usually touted as the less innovative of the two modern handhelds, and that makes games like Sony's music/strategy franchise Patapon — the second installment of which is out now — sort of a big deal.  
By MIKE ROUGEAU  |  May 12, 2009

Review: Killzone 2

Can Killzone 2 save the PlayStation 3?
For fans of the chronically underperforming PlayStation 3, each new exclusive title is a potential savior. The latest great white hope is Killzone 2 , the sequel to a not especially beloved PS2 game.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 17, 2009

PS3, please

Resistance 2 deserves a shot
Sony's Resistance , a PS3 shooter, is getting lost in the shuffle.
By MADDY MYERS  |  December 12, 2008


A platformer with little, big problems
It helps to think of LittleBigPlanet not as a game but as a toy — more like digital Legos or Lincoln Logs than a typical narrative-driven experience.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 18, 2008

New voices and sublime veterans

An insider's guide to the Jazz Fest
The kickoff to the Newport Jazz Festival often brings us superb vocalists, and this year is no different.
By JIM MACNIE  |  July 31, 2013

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