Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ Review

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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ takes everything that’s entertaining about Pac-Man and runs with it and the result is pure and unadulterated arcade bliss. Back when Pac-Man: Championship Edition came out in 2007, Namco Bandai had developed the best version of Pac-Man yet, but it took the company another three years to improve upon a formula that seemed pretty much flawless. …

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Samurai Spirits 2: Asura-Zanmaden Movie Review

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Even if its story doesn’t make any sense, Samurai Spirits 2 represents an improvement over its predecessor and that’s not something you can say about most sequels. Samurai Shodown’s first movie (titled Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture) wasn’t particularly good: the story was nonsensical, the characters flat, the animation uneven and overall, the film doesn’t hold up particularly well, but …

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Top 10: Video Game Compilations

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I must admit I’m one of those people who simply has to play entire video game franchises and what better way to collect them that by getting them as part of a collection, compilation or anthology? Out there, you’ll probably find hundreds of video game compilations and curating all that stuff has always been extremely difficult, which is why I …

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Worms: Battle Islands Review

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Despite not having as many fresh features as you’d want, those who have somebody to play with should seriously consider getting a copy of Worms: Battle Islands. For years, the platoons of worms have been at war, and as their commander, you needed to use some wacky weapons to defeat the opposing team of invertebrates as fast and effectively as …

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Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture Movie Review

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Even if you’re into the Samurai Shodown series, you’d be wise to stay far away from this weak adaptation. Every popular fighting game series has its own movie. After all, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken and Fatal Fury have all been adapted to film (in some cases, several times.) Of course, Samurai Shodown is no exception to this rule and …

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10 Kickstarters Games that Are Coming Out in 2016

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I vividly remember when crowdfunding became a valid and acceptable way of collecting money to develop games. But over the past few years, I lost track of most Kickstarter projects for several reasons. First, I played some of the most promising games and they didn’t deliver. Second, Kickstarter as a platform became so popular, that for a while, it seemed …

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Review

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Blizzard has done such a terrific job with Hearthstone that almost anyone who tries this collectible card game will be hooked in a matter of minutes. Just like World of Warcraft introduced the massively multiplayer online genre to millions of casual video game players, Hearthstone tries to do the same with trading card games, a genre that’s always had a …

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Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Movie Review

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Everything about Bayonetta is absolutely bonkers and I’m glad to say that this anime movie captures most of the game’s campy and utterly insane qualities. If there’s a video game that should receive an adaptation in anime form that’s probably Bayonetta (Metal Gear Solid and Asura’s Wrath are strong contenders, though to be fair, they are kind of anime already.) …

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Complete Guide to Video Game Movies Coming in 2016

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  Saying that video game movies have a poor track record is a massive understatement, but that won’t prevent up-and-coming filmmakers, Hollywood or Uwe Boll from making more of them. Nevertheless, while most of these adaptations are treated like quick cash-ins filled with obscure references to the source material, poor acting, embarrassing special effects and other serious problems, some of …

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Darksiders Review

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Darksiders’ formula might be derivative, but that doesn’t make it less fun to play. To the observant eye, Darksiders seems like a simple formula that combines elements from popular games such as The Legend of Zelda, Devil May Cry, Portal and God of War. Darksiders influences are always apparent, but you shouldn’t miss this action-adventure game because it’s derivative. On …

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Art of Fighting Movie Review

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This adaptation has forgettable characters, a bad story and all the qualities usually associated with a Saturday morning cartoon from decades ago. There must be something about fighting games that encourages directors, producers and actors to keep making movies based on them. Is it the relatable characters? Is it the fact that fighting games have always been popular? Or is …

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Rock Band Review

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Rock Band is a blast to play, but due to removed features and watered down visuals, the PlayStation 2 version offers a less than ideal experience. The Guitar Hero series revolutionized the rhythm game genre in ways that few other games did. But while using plastic guitars to play covers of popular songs might have been novel and fun once, …

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Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf Movie Review

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Plain characters, a one-dimensional plot and an absolutely horrendous English dub make this direct-to-video movie forgettable. As a fan of fighting games, I’ve always been interested in the Fatal Fury series. Although it’s easy to dismiss it as another franchise that tried to clone the Street Fighter formula, Fatal Fury quickly mutated into series with its own quirks. But forget …

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