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  • FEAR 3
    Editorial: Why F.E.A.R. 3 scares us (or doesn't)
    In an interview with Eurogamer, Day 1 Studios Art Director Heinz Schuller and lead systems designer Parker Hamilton offer some insights into the development of F.E.A.R. 3 (or F.3.A.R., which is technically its proper title). Unfortunately, we'...
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    Editorial: Ten of the sickest metal songs
    Winter is about to be in full swing here in San Antonio, and with winter comes cold and flu season, which has unfortunately struck this writer like an oncoming train. Fortunately, the glorious genre of heavy metal is full of songs detailing...
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    Editorial: Force Unleashed should go back to Jedi Academy
    LucasArts needs to take The Force Unleashed games back to school—namely, to the Jedi Academy.When LucasArts announced the first Force Unleashed game, we were happy to see a return to Jedi-based action games. But it was disappointing to see...
  • Duke Nukem Forever
    Editorial: Duke Nukem Forever -- Duke must evolve or die
    It was exciting and surprising to see Duke Nukem alive and in development at PAX 2010. Unfortunately, neither the gameplay nor the game’s overall ‘look and feel’ did much to convince us that Duke has a future. Duke Nukem Forever...
  • Duke Nukem Forever
    Editorial: Duke Nukem Forever -- Duke must evolve, or die (part 2)
    Duke isn’t the only thing that needs to grow upEven if Duke is reborn as the cleverest, funniest, most hysterical character since…well, darn near everyone in Family Guy or Southpark... it won’t save the game from suckage if...
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    Tribute to the Gods: Clifford Lee Burton
    September 27th marks a rather dark anniversary in the metal world, because on this day in 1986, we lost one of our greatest minds, former Metallica bassist Mr. Clifford Lee Burton. Although I never knew Mr. Burton personally (after all, he passed...
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    To ban or not to ban: the Medal of Honor controversy
    First off, I'd like to say that none of this is meant to offend. I'm not saying that the war is unimportant or that the Taliban are good guys by any means. I understand the feelings of the military and by no means do I intend to offend or...
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    Media bias: news services and their political donations
    Last week began with a report that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. (Fox News, Wall Street Journal) contributed one million dollars to the Republican Governors Association. This prompted Nathan Daschle, executive director of the Democratic...
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    Liberal desperation: In search of ways to destroy Glenn Beck
    In yet another example of liberal desperation, liberals are now calling on you to help them destroy Glenn Beck. In yet another example of liberals trying to win the argument, liberals are now calling on you to help them destroy Glenn Beck. In lieu...
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    Red Dead Redemption's political ambitions
    Red Dead Redemption is an excellent game. Hands down it is almost a shoe in for most game of the year awards. However, one aspect of the game that is often over looked is the political messages the permeate the entire game. From start to finish...
  • “Wait a minute. Let’s get this straight.  I’ve said consistently we’ll pay our taxes."
    Hypocrisy thy name is John Kerry: Kerry avoids yacht taxes
    When he ran for president in 2004, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts blasted “tax breaks for the wealthiest” and “offshore tax havens” and he promised to “reward companies that create and keep good paying jobs where...
  • Is Microsoft's Kinect too casual?
    Why Kinect is too casual
    Microsoft seems to be banking on the Kinect becoming a hit with the same crowd that bought the Wii. However, the Xbox 360 has built its reputation on being this generation's must have console for the core gamer. Without a doubt it is a little...
  • Activision: Legendary breeding ground for fantastic franchises, or selfish corporate giant?
    Activision cranks up the damage control
    According to the giant overlord of the game-website world (not Club Penguin, the other overlord,IGN), Activision is determined to show some community spirit after a number of controversial moves last year gave the publisher a bad wrap among many...
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    Metal opinion: Anatomy of a bad metal video
    Anyone paying attention knows that thrash metal has come back in a big way over the last few years. Part of what made the original '80s bands so memorable was all the colorful and irreverent videos that crept onto outlets like MTV Headbanger's...
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    Ageless Gaming
    "What did he do to you?" asked my grandfather to my grandmother in a tone like I gave her some sort of disease.What I did give her was an original silver Nintendo DS with Crosswords DS. It's a little clunky and toyish, but it makes...