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Mon, Jan. 26, 2009
02:06 PM EST


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Living on last year's leftovers

I haven't written much this month about new games, and that's because almost nothing released since early December has been worth reporting on.

Fri, Jan. 23, 2009
11:11 AM EST


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LEGO Batman corrupts children?

Boston-based watchdog groupCampaign for a Commercial-Free Childhoodhas targetedLEGO Batman: The Videogamefor its first annualTOADY , an award given to Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young children. It's going up against the Powerwheels Cadillac ...

Wed, Jan. 21, 2009
11:25 PM EST


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What's wrong with Max Payne?

Max Payne , the movie based on the terrific 2001 PC game from Remedy Entertainment, came out on DVD Tuesday. I'm a sucker for motion pictures based on games (see my list of thetop 10 least bad movies based on games ), so I figured I'd lend it my ...

Tue, Jan. 20, 2009
08:59 PM EST


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Was anyone else reminded of Fallout 3 today?

Barack Obama is terrific. I wish him all the best as America's  44th president, and I think he truly does signify a much-needed era of change for the United States.

Mon, Jan. 19, 2009
11:03 AM EST


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YouTube comes to Wii, PlayStation 3

People have long been able to watch YouTube videos on their televisions through media centre PCs, Apple TV, and the web browsers of certain game consoles, but the experience is less than ideal. YouTube was designed for the 18-inch viewing experience ...

Thu, Jan. 15, 2009
04:35 PM EST


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Knothole Island is fun, but also short and trivial

Eight-hundred Microsoft Points (that's $11.60 in Canadian money) will buy youKnothole Island , new downloadable content for Lionhead Studios' acclaimed role-playing gameFable II. The 500 MB expansion whisks players away to a rarely visited bit of ...

Wed, Jan. 14, 2009
09:53 AM EST


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My job (playing games) has made me fat

Obesity and games. These two are paired together in our culture's consciousness like chips and dip. And, if thecountless studiesthat have connectedchildhood obesitytotelevision-based activitiesare true, there's probably something to it.

Mon, Jan. 12, 2009
11:48 AM EST


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The best iPhone and iPod Touch games

As I wrote last week, the iPod Touch and its cousin the iPhone are terrific little handheld gaming rigs. I'm a bit of a latecomer to the platform, but I've been spending the last couple of weeks burning through game after game downloaded from the ...

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