Month: July 2011

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Who ya gonna call? … This game!

Ghostbusters: The Video Game By Terminal Reality and Atari Genre: Third person action/adventure Rating: T for Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language If you’re like me, you have fond memories of that excellent pair of science-fiction-fantasy movies from the late 80s/early 90s, Ghostbusters and its sequel. They saw a ragtag trio of “paranormal investigators” (everyone...

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Explore a vast research facility For Science!

Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues article by Wade Manns Yet again Obsidian brings to us another piece of the puzzle that is the Courier’s life in the Mojave Wasteland. This time out the storyline and happenings are far quirkier than you might expect for an installment of Fallout; it seems to draw as...

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High School to College: The Transition

My old high school principal’s huge motto for my senior year was “choices”. How do I remember that? He only mentioned it a couple thousand times before I graduated, which got quite boring and repetitive to say the least. But, he had a critical purpose in stressing this. A high school graduate has many paths...

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The stealth action is strong in this five-strong series

Splinter Cell series Tom Clancy, the renowned author of political action thriller novels, has carved out quite a little niche for himself in the world of computer gaming, most of his work being distributed by Ubisoft. From Rainbow Six and its many spinoffs (Ghost Recon, Vegas, Raven Shield), tactical first-person shooters; to HAWX and its...

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The end of a cinematic era in this epic sequel of sequels

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 By Warner Bros. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson Genre: Magical fantasy Some say it’s the end of an era. It only lasted about ten years, though, so for cinema in general it’s a fairly small time frame, and arguably the literary potential can last indefinitely....

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Watch out: this whimsical-looking tale is more than it appears

Mary and Max (2009) Directed by Adam Elliot Starring the voice of Toni Collette, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana and Barry Humphries Genre: Black comedy/drama Let’s get one thing straight, first: Whatever you may think of claymation – the technique used by (among others) Aardman, creators of the whimsical Wallace and Gromit series and movie...

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Oldschool RPG flavor comes to Steam, and it’s good

Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII: The Beginning! By Zeboyd Games Here I was, just recently waxing near-rhapsodic on the virtues of old-school games for this very publication, when along come two of the best representatives of the Retraux game form I’ve ever seen! From independent developers Zeboyd come offerings that are...