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Though the game's original Japanese title, Animal Leader, hints at the ultimate goal in Cubivore, its domestic name provides a slightly more apt description of what you can expect to be doing. You'll ...

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Contra follows the time-honored traditions of over-the-top 'roidfests, bypassing any semblance of a narrative in exchange for shooting everything that moves. And there's a lot that moves. Each stage i...

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As gaming moves forward, the perpetual improvement of technology naturally leads to the Gears of War 2 creed: "Bigger, Better, and More Badass." Unfortunately, the trend of increasingly film-like 3D g...

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Multiplayer For some people, Contra is all about memorizing patterns, honing skills to a razor's edge and clearing brutal levels without taking a scratch. For me, it's all about the multiplayer. For s...

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If spending your existence selling travel packages to the dregs of society sounds like a peculiar form of Hell, that's because it is -- quite literally. For Manny Calavera, life-after-death in the Lan...

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One of the most unfortunate things about Grim Fandango is that it can be a bit tricky to install or get running properly on Windows XP. Recoding the game for the Wii's hardware would be the first step...

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Grim Fandango's story takes place over the course of four years on El Dia De Los Muertos. Our hero, Manny Calavera, works for the Department of Death and is responsible for helping guide the recently ...

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It's almost Halloween, gamers: are you ready? For most of us, the approach of Halloween signifies a few things: a chill in the air as winter crawls ever closer, overdosing on candy, and concerned pare...

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The servants of the Ancients aren't particularly scary or hard to kill, but Eternal Darkness still boasts a fairly unique combat system. By holding down the R trigger on the GameCube controller, it'...

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When a game begins by quoting Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven," you know it's going to be something different. The Lovecraftian tale begins with our heroine, Alex Roivas, who gets a phone call at 3:33 ...

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As you may expect of an arcade game predating the great videogame crash, Discs of Tron is a little barebones when it comes to...well, everything. You'll find your blue avatar standing defiantly on a f...

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The year is 1982, and your mind has just been blown straight out of the back of your head into an alternate reality of endless imagination and gripping fantasy. Why? Because you just saw Tron. The ico...

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The original arcade game had a fairly novel and cool control system for its time -- in addition to a joystick for movement, a knob could be rotated to control the angle at which discs were thrown. It ...

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Unfortunately, Cosmic Smash does have one weakness -- it's a little feature-bare. The lack of options arguably expresses the game's clean, minimalist and futuristic aesthetic, much like how Shadow o...

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Like many arcade games before it, Cosmic Smash passes up on a story and gets right to the gameplay. "3D Breakout" pretty accurately sums up what Cosmic Smash is all about. A translucent character take...

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