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Feb 2, 2016Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: February 2nd

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: February 2nd

Ever since enigmatic developer Jonathan Blow captivated gamers with his 2008 masterpiece, Braid, we’ve been waiting for his follow-up. That...

Jan 28, 2016Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 26th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 26th

We’re well into year three of the PS4/Xbox One console generation, and the re-releases of last-gen games show no sign...

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Jan 19, 2016Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 19th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 19th

A trio of compelling downloads help get the gaming year in gear after a slow start. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India...

Jan 14, 2016Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 12th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 12th

Resident Evil die-hards get a treat this week in the Resident Evil Origins Collection, which pairs HD remasters of a...

Dec 31, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 31st

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 31st

As we close out the 2016 gaming year, the focus is squarely on downloadable content rather than new releases. Three...

Dec 24, 2015Video Games
Hot Video Games of the Week Reviewed: December 22nd

Hot Video Games of the Week Reviewed: December 22nd

In a week short of fresh games, there are a couple of older titles popping up for the first time...

Dec 15, 2015Video Games
Hot Video Games of the Week Reviewed: December 15th

Hot Video Games of the Week Reviewed: December 15th

The flood of gaming releases in the past couple months may have slowed to a trickle, but there is at...

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 8th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 8th

Just when it seemed as though game publishers had blown their loads with their biggest releases, there is still a...

Dec 8, 2015

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 1st

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 1st

Most big games launched in time for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend of chaos, but there are two more early...

Dec 1, 2015

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 25th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 25th

For the rest of the year, pop culture is all about the galaxy far, far away. Star Wars: Battlefront kicks...

Nov 27, 2015

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Nov 17, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 16th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 16th

If you’re looking for chill alternatives to the nerves-frazzling shooting of Call of Duty: Black Ops III or Star Wars:...

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Nov 10, 2015
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed, November 10th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed, November 10th

This is the week that gamers have had marked on their calendars for months. Call of Duty Black Ops III...

Nov 4, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 3rd

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 3rd

One of gaming’s most beloved franchises comes back in one of its strangest forms yet in The Legend of Zelda:...

Oct 27, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: October 27th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: October 27th

The past few days have seen launches of some of gamedom’s most successful and enduring franchises. With Assassin’s Creed Syndicate,...

Oct 20, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: October 20th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: October 20th

Welcome to the video game week dreamed up by your 5-year-old self. If you could go back in time and...

Oct 13, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: October 13th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: October 13th

A trio of old franchises make their first current-gen leaps today. The oddest, and least likely among them is Chibi...

Sep 29, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: September 29th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: September 29th

With the NBA preseason about to tip off, two contenders have stepped onto the court, with your gaming budget as...

Sep 22, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: September 22nd

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: September 22nd

It’s international soccer day in the gaming world, with the simultaneous release of rivals FIFA 16 and Pro Evolution Soccer...

Sep 15, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: September 15th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: September 15th

Two heavy-hitter console exclusives make their debuts this week. The biggest of the big involves Mario, who branches off into...

Sep 8, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: September 8th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: September 8th

Now things are really starting to get good for gamers. In front of a line is a title that should...

Sep 2, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: September 1st

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: September 1st

If you got rid of your Xbox 360 or Ps3 and regret the choice because you could no longer play...

Aug 25, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: August 25th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: August 25th

It usually takes until September for the blockbuster games to emerge, but publishers are getting a jump on things by...

Aug 19, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: August 18th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: August 18th

Go ahead and set aside your usual first-person shooters, platformers and sports sims. This is a good week to try...

Aug 11, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: August 11th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: August 11th

This week’s releases are all retreads of games that previously came out, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If...

Aug 6, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: August 4th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: August 4th

This is a week to let your freak flag fly as a gamer. If you’re tired of the usual stream...

Jul 28, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: July 28th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: July 28th

Sony may have burned gamers by refusing to make the PS4 backward compatible with PS3 games, but at least it’s...

Jul 21, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: July 21st

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: July 21st

Most gamers like to blow off steam with empowerment fantasies and brutal kills, but games like The Vanishing of Ethan...

Jul 15, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: July 14th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: July 14th

As EA Sports bided its time in the wake of Tiger Woods’ fall, golf-loving gamers have had to make do...

Jul 7, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: July 6th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: July 6th

What if the best game of the week wasn’t even a game? That’s the case here, with Art Academy: Home...

Jul 1, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: June 30th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: June 30th

Your old buddies Dante and Dr. Mario are stopping by to say hi during summer break, bringing revamped versions of...

Jun 17, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: June 16th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: June 16th

The future of gaming has taken priority over  the present as E3 rages on in L.A., but there is still...

Jun 9, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: June 9th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: June 9th

Quirky takes on old sci-fi tropes are the theme this week, with the too-often neglected Wii U and Vita platforms...

Jun 2, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: June 2nd

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: June 2nd

It’s not unusual for a retro feel to take over a week of new releases, but nostalgia for yesteryear is...

May 19, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: May 19th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: May 19th

With the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we’ve seen the first of the bar-none game of the year...

May 12, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: May 12th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: May 12th

There’s no shortage of big guns available in gamedom this week. Whether you’re in the mood for a deep and...

May 6, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: May 5th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: May 5th

A trio of exclusives are out, drawing a harsh line between Team Xbox and Team PlayStation. On the Microsoft side...

Apr 22, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: April 21st

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: April 21st

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, Grand Theft Auto V, and more should be on your radar.

Apr 14, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: April 14th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: April 14th

A new console generation doesn’t truly start until there are Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat games to play on them,...

Apr 7, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: April 7th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: April 7th

These games should be on your radar.

Mar 31, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: March 31st

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: March 31st

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Dragon Age Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon DLC, and Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin should be on your radar.

Mar 25, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: March 24th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: March 24th

Fans of the nasty yet engrossing Dark Souls games had been forced to stick with last-gen systems. But now PS4...

Mar 17, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: March 17th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: March 17th

As long-running franchises go, Battlefield and Mario Party couldn’t be more different, representing the hardest and softest cores of gamedom....

Mar 12, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: March 10th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: March 10th

It’s a three-way battle of console publisher exclusives, with Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo all throwing down with games you can...

Mar 3, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: March 3rd

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: March 3rd

In the shadows of big-budget releases Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires lurks the spunky underdog Starwhal....

Feb 26, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: February 24th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: February 24th

One recent major release is all about gratuitous violence and bared flesh, while another is sunhine, rainbows and music straight...

Feb 19, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: February 17th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: February 17th

The 2015 gaming year has finally started to get moving, thanks to two major releases that were originally meant for...

Feb 11, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: February 10th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: February 10th

The Nintendo 3DS starts off 2015 right, with two mega-entries into its already robust library. Players have to decide between...

Feb 4, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: February 2nd

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: February 2nd

The ghost of point-and-click adventure games rises again in Grim Fandango Remastered, the 1998 classic that’s now available on current...

Jan 28, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 27th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 27th

Remember the PSP? There’s a new game out for Sony’s spunky little system that wilted in the shadow of Nintendo’s...

Jan 20, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 20th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 20th

Well over a year after the release of the Xbox One and PS4, developers are still bent on resurrecting some...

Jan 13, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 13th

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 13th

There’s a decidedly retro feel to this week’s slate of games. What’s old is new again, with old-time Grand Theft...

Jan 6, 2015Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 6

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: January 6

There’s nothing like kicking off thew new year in gaming with a little soft-core nudity. Two oddball Japanese games —...

Dec 24, 2014Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 24

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 24

Although many of the games in this week’s roundup are either expansions or offbeat, indie downloads, one of gaming’s biggest...

Dec 16, 2014Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 16

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 16

Heading into the final stretch of the year, downloadable games have taken over the conversation. Ubisoft released its final 2014...

Dec 2, 2014Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 2

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: December 2

Just like the turkey in the fridge, it’s time for gamers to enjoy some fine leftovers. Now that we’ve made...

Nov 25, 2014Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 25

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 25

As Black Friday 2014 approaches, several new games are hopping up and down to vie for your attention. Reading these...

Nov 18, 2014Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 18

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 18

In yet another colossal week of mega-releases, Dragon Age: Inquisition leads the pack of blockbusters jockeying for your attention. Joining...

Nov 11, 2014Video Games
Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 11

Hot Games of the Week Reviewed: November 11

November is the money month in video games, meaning you’ll need a ton of it to keep pace with all...

Nov 4, 2014Video Games
Hot Games Of The Week, Reviewed: November 4th

Hot Games Of The Week, Reviewed: November 4th

The game that’s on everyone’s mind these days is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which dropped Sunday. I’m still testing...

Oct 29, 2014Video Games
“Samsung Galaxy Note 4,” “Tears to Tiara II,” “Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

“Samsung Galaxy Note 4,” “Tears to Tiara II,” “Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

As much as you might love your PS4 or Xbox One — or even your 3DS or Vita — odds...

Oct 21, 2014Video Games
“Bayonetta 2,” “The Evil Within” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

“Bayonetta 2,” “The Evil Within” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

One of the most brutal and shamelessly sexy games of the year is out on the Wii U, of all...

Oct 14, 2014Video Games
“Alien: Isolation,” “Skylanders Trap Team,” “Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

“Alien: Isolation,” “Skylanders Trap Team,” “Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

This week, it’s all about gaming experiences that don’t seem like they will be all that entertaining but turn out...

Oct 7, 2014Video Games
“NBA 2K15,” “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

“NBA 2K15,” “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

Games based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings universe have consistently disappointed, but that trend finally changes with...

Oct 1, 2014Video Games
“FIFA 15,” “Forza Horizon 2,” “Super Smash Bros.” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

“FIFA 15,” “Forza Horizon 2,” “Super Smash Bros.” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

It’s one of the toughest times of the year for gamers to keep their wallets shut. Just about every week...

Sep 23, 2014Video Games
“Hyrule Warriors,” “CastleStorm: Definitive Edition” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

“Hyrule Warriors,” “CastleStorm: Definitive Edition” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

Nintendo slings one of its most powerful arrows to try to spark some life into the Wii U. Hyrule Warriors...

Sep 16, 2014Video Games
“Destiny,” “Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

“Destiny,” “Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

Seemingly every console gamer’s sudden new obsession is Destiny, the MMO-inspired, open-world first-person shooter with touches of Halo, Mass Effect,...

Sep 9, 2014Video Games
“NHL 15,” “The Golf Club,” “Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

“NHL 15,” “The Golf Club,” “Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

Destiny is the week’s colossal launch, but it’s not in this week’s post because servers just went up yesterday. There...

Aug 26, 2014Video Games
“Madden NFL 15,” “Diablo III,” “Metro Redux” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

“Madden NFL 15,” “Diablo III,” “Metro Redux” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

Madden NFL 15 is the lead blocker in a dynamite flurry of releases, which include a pair of last-gen remakes,...

Aug 19, 2014Video Games
The Games of SOE Live 2014 [GAMES ROUNDUP]

The Games of SOE Live 2014 [GAMES ROUNDUP]

Planet Hollywood transformed into Planet Sony last week, when thousands of gamers flooded the Las Vegas hotel’s hallways and conference...

Aug 13, 2014Video Games
“Road Not Taken,” “Metrico” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

“Road Not Taken,” “Metrico” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

Vita owners are in luck this week, because there are two intriguing games to try out. Disgaea 4: A Promise...

Jul 29, 2014Video Games
“The Last of Us Remastered,” “Siesta Fiesta” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

“The Last of Us Remastered,” “Siesta Fiesta” and More [GAMES ROUNDUP]

When The Last of Us came out on the PS3 last year, it made one of the strongest arguments to...