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The latest Spider-Man game is a cry for help. Yes, there's breezy swinging through New York corridors on a silky strand, and the Cirque du Soleil-style beatdowns that make Spidey so fun to watch, but don't let the swagger fool you. For reasons that go unexplained by the plot, The Amazing Spider-Ma...

May 5th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Trial gauntlets like the NES Remix series have a tough balance to strike. They need to nail their core concept – in NES Remix's case, slicing classic games into brief, enjoyable challenges – but they also need to be compelling enough to keep players from saying "I wish I was playing the...

April 22nd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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If the quality of a platformer can be measured by how long it staves off the obligatory lava level, we're in pretty good shape with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Nintendo's ground-pounding gorilla now sees his home island beset by the vaguely Germanic "Snowmads," cool-climate creatures that...

February 17th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It's hard to fully analyze a fitness product without spending a large amount of time with it. By the very nature of fitness and exercise, it takes time to see results. Even if you're already a health addict, you'll need some time to appreciate the nuances of a new routine, but after spending about...

January 24th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The content of NES Remix feels like the sort of challenges players make up for themselves when they've cleared a game's traditional obstacles but still want to keep playing. This Wii U eShop game's focus isn't on telling a story or layering game mechanics over a linear set of levels – it's ab...

December 19th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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If you read our review of the Wii U's Super Mario 3D World, you already know that it's fun, well-designed and drop-dead gorgeous. But mere words don't do the game justice, so we invite you to watch our video review as well.

November 21st 2013 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Super Mario 3D World is excellent. If you have access to a Wii U, you absolutely have to play it. If you don't have access to a Wii U, you should consider either picking one up or making some new friends. The game is utterly delightful from top to bottom. That's all you need to know, honestly, but...

November 19th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Call of Duty: Ghosts represents a new set of challenges for Activision's flagship series. Ghosts marks the first game to transition to a new generation of platforms since the franchise gained its fame with Modern Warfare, and it raises the question "Does the Call of Duty formula still work?" Wit...

November 5th 2013 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Death is no big deal in comics, especially when the protagonist is one so resolute, enduring and lucrative as Batman. The graveyards are more like timeshare opportunities, whether it's a hero or villain that's about to trade death for a well-timed resurrection some issues later. Handled indelicatel...

November 1st 2013 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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Though it's already been released on current systems, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag presents one of our first extensive looks at a game that will also launch alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November. We've already published our review of Edward Kenway's piratical course across the C...

November 1st 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Here are just some of the things you can do in Assassin's Creed 4: climb a tower, hunt a whale, hide in a haystack, steer a ship in a storm, stick a sword through a man's eye socket, shoot an iguana, stab a shark, stand atop a church balcony and sprinkle coins onto the people below, regardless of t...

October 29th 2013 at 4:00am 0 Comments