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Xbox Gone Redundant

Microsoft has no idea what the fuck they are doing. This much has been obvious since last summer when they introduced “SmartGlass” as their next big “innovation”. I use sarcastic quotes because by “innovation” they mean using the tablet or smartphone you already own to do things the tablet or smartphone can natively do. Most damningly they took a preexisting Game of Thrones app for iPad, packaged it inside SmartGlass and pretended like this would change the world. It was an embarrassing attempt to insert an Xbox branded service where it does not belong. Unfortunately, this buttinski attitude is obviously[…]

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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[…]

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Blind Review – Halo: Reach

Born On Whatever Day UNSC was Founded Long awaited, Reach is the fourth installment in the Halo franchise following the story of Master Chief. At the close of Halo 3 our favorite Spartan was stricken with a severe spinal injury. Reach continues mere weeks later with Master Chief waking up aboard a VA hospital ship. The opening sequence explains that the spinal damage is irreversible and Master Chief will never be able to walk again, let alone fight. A bold new direction, to be sure. The hospital sequence acts as a tutorial for the new mechanics. At first you are[…]

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Bullet Point BS: 4/15/2010 – NPD? Arglebargle!

You may have noticed every gaming blog in the world publishing five or six stories today in rapid succession to discuss the US videogame sales figures from March. This can mean only one thing: the NPD figures are out! The PS3 had perhaps its best month ever for software sales thanks to strong performance from God of War III, the PS3 SKUs of FFXIII and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and MLB: The Show 2010. The 360 managed to maintain a slight edge over the PS3 in hardware sales, though ongoing PS3 shortages likely helped there. Nintendo destroyed everyone, but that’s[…]