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Stealthy Assassin Series Hitman GO Makes a Luscious Board Game

I can safely say that I never would have imagined turning the Hitman video game series into a luscious dioramic board game for iOS. Lucky for us, that's what Square Enix did with last week's Hitman GO release. Apple featured the game in the App Store, and for good reason: The graphical representatio...

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Chrome Games: To Play, You Must Persevere

Chrome Experiments has debuted two very innovative games this week, suggesting that Google might be in play to break into the casual game market, even taking on the likes of Nintendo and other portable game developers. At first glance that might be a valid assumption, but the shortcomings of these o...

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BioShock Infinite Raises the Roof

Video game franchises typically run a predictable course. Create something unique, and if it's a hit, crank out a few more of the same. This is why some good series eventually stumble. Irrational Games likely pondered this when it began developing the second sequel to the groundbreaking BioShock. Ho...

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SimCity Is More Magical Than Mundane

The latest version of the long-running SimCity was a long time coming, and when it finally arrived, server issues kept many gamers from getting to the good stuff. It's been nearly a decade since the release of SimCity 4, and now the fifth version -- titled simply SimCity -- is offering gamers the ch...

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‘Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine’ Could Use More Spice

I'm a big fan of cooking shows. In particular, The Food Network's "Iron Chef" and "Iron Chef America" are must-view programming for me. As a home cook with chef-esque pretensions, watching Cat Cora, Mario Batali, Masaharu Morimoto and others battle other chefs to make fantastic dishes within 60 min...

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‘Animal Crossing: City Folk’: Slow, Boring, Lonely

Among the titles Nintendo highlighted during E3 this year, "Animal Crossing: City Folks" stood out. Previously a bestselling franchise on the Nintendo GameCube, the updated Wii version, Nintendo said, would take advantage of the console's Internet connection and new Wii Speak microphone accessory to...

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Your Very Own Lightsaber – No Jedi Training Required

Just like anyone else who saw the original "Star Wars" when it was released back in the late '70s, I've always wanted to enter the galactic fray and emerge triumphant in a lightsaber duel, to cross swords with a Dark Side opponent and hear the vwhoom-vwhoom as my saber slices through the air and spa...

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‘Spore’ Spawns Ingenious New PC-Gaming Style

The final countdown to Sunday's North American release of Electronic Arts' long-delayed and highly anticipated "Spore" has begun. Fans in Europe will get their first crack at it on Friday. The baby of Will Wright, creator of "The Sims" -- the best-selling video game in history -- "Spore" will have g...

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Clunky Control Takes Down ‘Bourne Conspiracy’

Last week, a $30 million weapon made a transition from movie trilogy hero to video game star. Sierra Entertainment has now given gamers a "license to kill" with its newest release, "Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy." Action, adventure, intrigue, deception and violence litter the Bourne landscap...

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