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The Last of Us Is Among the Best of Them


Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is one of the few games that made my list of most anticipated titles this year. Having tracked the development of this title over the past year and having played the demo at this year’s PAX East show, my hype machine was on full blast. With the game finally

The Swapper Review: A Game of Clones

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The puzzle platforming genre has undergone a pretty remarkable transformation and resurgence over the past five years, and it still seems to be gaining steam.  It feels like it came out of nowhere.  Before Portal came out in 2007, I barely even noticed the genre existed.  We met briefly back in 1994, when I got

Don’t Starve: Don’t Buy


Don’t Starve is an aptly named title. The focus of the game is to survive the wilderness after being left in the middle of the woods with naught on your person. The first task posed to players is a simple one, find something to eat and survive through the night. Players will quickly come to

BattleBlock Theater Review: At Least One Reason To Be a Dog Person


“You can’t hurt anyone with yarn.”  Those were the words of a friend who loiters within our workspace on occasion.  Seemingly random, her statement was actually in response to an even more questionable exchange, from her perspective.  “This weapon doesn’t even kill anybody!  We have to go back and find more yarn!” I said, as

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Review: Curbing Critical Inflation


It really is a shame.  I purchased my Wii U shortly after launch, and to this point, the only game with which I have spent any measure of time is Wii U Coaster.  If this were a game about rollercoasters, like the title implies, that might not be so bad.  Unfortunately, Wii U Coaster is

SimCity: The Unfinished Story


Upon its launch, Maxis’ SimCity was one of the most highly anticipated games of the quarter.  Even people like myself, who had never taken part in the SimCity series, came out of the woodwork to try out its all-new systems: online cooperative play, city specialization, and true Sims living in the towns.  Unfortunately, most of