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Cloudbuilt review

I recently watched a video of a guy who got to the final fight in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! in 30 minutes–while blindfolded. I sat there, mouth agape, wondering if he was more machine than man. Speedrunning is an art, and

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch review

English actor Edmund Kean’s last words allegedly were: “dying is easy; comedy is hard.” It’s obvious that Kean wasn’t secretly an octopus pretending to be a human, otherwise his final words might have been “comedy is easy; pouring a glass

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare review

Changing genres mid-franchise is a tough sell, especially when you’re taking a popular series and saying “screw it, we’re making it a shooter!” Popcap’s Plants vs. Zombies is the latest to make the leap, and arguably the strangest example yet;

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Thief review

I activate my focus ability to scout out the area and find an opening to sneak by the enemy patrols. A single guard stands nearby. Slowly, I inch my way behind the target and shift into the light for a

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NASCAR '14 review

All it takes is a moment of impatience to ruin an entire race. For more than 20 laps I meticulously carved out my place in front of a voracious pack of the world’s best stock cars at the Texas Motor

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Rayman Legends PS4/Xbox One review

There will come a point during your time with Rayman Legends where you’ll run out of ways to express how much you enjoy it. By a few hours in, you’ll have exhausted every synonym you know for “pretty.” A few stages

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Strider review

Like the best games of the 1980s, the 2014 reboot of the seminal Capcom classic Strider wastes no time getting right down to business. Within seconds of booting it up, you’re hang gliding right into the heart of Kazakh City

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Luftrausers review

I am one with my aircraft. Piloting through the mustard-colored skies, I weave a parabolic path through a seemingly endless array of bullets, bombs, and bandits. I cut my engines, let my jet plummet to the ground like a lead

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Broken Age: Act 1 review

Broken Age’s script is so well-crafted that it actually made me stress over my own ability to write about how good it is. And that should be great news for people hoping the game would be the triumphant return of

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Moebius: Empire Rising review

Pick any aspect of Moebius: Empire Rising–the James-Bond-meets-National-Treasure plot; the characters; the puzzles; the music. Seriously, the choice is yours. Now let me tell you something definitive about the topic you chose: It’s present in this point-and-click adventure game, but

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