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2007 Stories by Chris Ward

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  • Almost Famous

    published December 13, 2007

    At a Guitar Hero tournament a few months back, one kid complained to me that Expert Mode is "too easy." Then he demonstrated the game's secret... More >>

  • PlumbTuckered Out?

    published November 29, 2007

    There's no surer sign that a franchise is in trouble than when it blasts into outer space. So you were right to be nervous when Nintendo... More >>

  • Shred Cred

    published November 15, 2007

    Show of hands: Has anyone not heard of Guitar Hero at this point? You sir, in the back row clutching the Ratt cassette — you're... More >>

  • Fun With Fluids

    published November 1, 2007

    It must've been a scorching summer day when the game developer stared at his thermometer and realized "Sweet sassy molassey, this would... More >>

  • Playing Dumb

    published October 18, 2007

    Jackass: The Game PlayStation Jackass: The Game Love him or despise him, head Jackass Johnny Knoxville has made... More >>

  • Party Pooper

    published October 4, 2007

    Billiards is one of the few sports that's as taxing on a computer screen as it is in real life. It's played in pubs, after all, and its... More >>

  • 'Roid Rage Returns

    published September 20, 2007

    In space, no one can hear you scream "Jumpin' Jesus, this is one of the greatest games ever!" But that doesn't mean you won't try during... More >>

  • Getting Medieval

    published September 6, 2007

    Funny how gaming's most epic genre — the role-playing game — often feels the most limited in scope. After all, how many ways can we... More >>

  • Bend It Like Bowser

    published August 23, 2007

    The first worthwhile online-compatible game for the Wii has finally arrived. And in at least one way, Mario Strikers Charged is just... More >>

  • Star Dreck

    published August 9, 2007

    Stupid videogame logic, rule number 154: When thousands of fugly, bloodthirsty aliens take over a spaceship, it's best to send in a lone woman... More >>

  • Mechanical Bull

    published July 26, 2007

    Examining the roots of Transformers: The Game is deep stuff: It's a videogame based on a movie based on a cartoon based on a... More >>

  • All Class

    published July 12, 2007

    Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 8 (out of 10) More >>

  • Rolling Paper

    published May 3, 2007

    Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 9.5 (out of 10) More >>

  • Hot Mama

    published April 19, 2007

    Publisher: Majesco Platform: Wii Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 7 (out of 10) More >>

  • For the Birds

    published April 5, 2007

    A video game about birds flying biplanes makes as much sense as a game about fish captaining submarines, but there are far bigger gripes to be... More >>

  • Hell on Wheels

    published March 22, 2007

    Publisher: 2K Games Platform: PS2, PSP Price: $29.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 2.5 (out of 10) More >>

  • Channel Surfing

    published February 22, 2007

    So you've beaten Zelda and can hurl a 90 mph fastball in Wii Sports without shattering your 50-inch plasma. Now what? It's time... More >>

  • Mustache Ride

    published February 8, 2007

    Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: E+10 (Everyone 10+) Score: 9 (out of 10) More >>

  • A Legendary Outing

    published January 4, 2007

    Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii, Game Cube Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: T for Teen Score: 10 (out of 10) More >>

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