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Grand Sphere: Legend of the Dragon – F’ing Great F2P

For a long time I’ve had the bad habit of installing a ton of games on my phone and tablet but never actually playing them. I went through a phase where I downloaded a variety of the more popular titles like Puzzle and Dragons, Dungeon Link, Final Fantasy: Record Keeper and Terra Battle to sample. While I found something to like in a number of these games, none ever really hooked me. So there they languished, idly occupying space on my smartphone’s flash storage. Grand Sphere: Legend of the Dragon is a free to play mobile game from Silicon Studios,[…]

ZOMG, Legit Review! – Dragon Age 2 [PC, PS3, 360]

Killing Time in Kirkwall Dragon Age 2 is not the consolefied catastrophe a vocal minority on the Internet would have you believe. Most of the changes that have become a lightning rod for fanboy scorn are so minor that within a couple hours of playing the game you’ll forget that anyone ever cared. Dragon Age 2’s problems run far deeper than a user interface devoid of garishly bit-mapped accoutrement or a new design for a character who has been established as a shape-shifter, or even an ugly opening environment that does not put the game’s best visual foot forward. These[…]

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Blind Review – Homefront

Invading Stores Tuesday Homefront is publisher THQ’s first real attempt to assault the Call of Duty Throne. Unlike last year’s Medal of Honor from EA, THQ has chosen not to compete head to head with Activision in the crowded Fall, preferring instead to bring their modern military shooter to market in a lighter Spring market. Although March is not traditionally considered the best time for a major release, more and more publishers are pursuing the same strategy of getting out of CoD’s way. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 found some success last year, but can Homefront measure up in terms of[…]

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The 10 Best Games I Happened to Play in 2010!

2010 and Me: A Personal Journey Perhaps most surprising is how front-loaded 2010 was with great games. I was mostly disappointed by the big holiday releases, and if you weren’t predisposed to geek out over Kinect it was hard to find a lot to hang your hat on through November and January. The biggest change this year in my own gaming habits was the acquisition of a PSP, opening up a whole new library of really interesting software. We’ve seen the big Japanese publishers struggle to find a way to succeed on the HD consoles, but they’re doing some very creative and inventive things[…]

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Exclusive Blind Review! Call of Duty: Black Ops

Another fall, another Call of Duty from Activision. With the massive shakeup at Infinity Ward earlier this year, Treyarch is finally poised to take the reigns of the franchise as the “A” team. To that end, they have put forth their latest effort, Black Ops. It’s an ambitious title from a huge team and a reportedly enormous budget, but the question remains: how will the millions of Modern Warfare fans react to the series’ new direction? As the game’s full title suggests, Tyler Perry Presents: Call of Duty: Black Ops was designed in full cooperation with the famed filmmaker, Tyler[…]

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Exclusive Blind Review – Fable III

The Frog Knight As you may have guessed, Fable III is a videogame retelling of the third great fable in human history. The first, of course, being the one about it being turtles all the way down. The second great fable is the one about losing socks in the drier. Lionhead Studios, headed by Peter Molyneux, has already released two very successful games in the series telling those stories. This fall they have moved on to the one about the frog and the scorpion. We all know the fable about a scorpion who asks a frog for a ride across[…]