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2007 Stories by Gary Hodges

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  • Future Shock

    published December 6, 2007

    For a game that's considered Microsoft's premier 360 title this holiday season, it's amazing how sloppy Mass Effect is. Graphical... More >>

  • The New Face of Evil

    published November 22, 2007

    The unsettling tone is established early in Call of Duty 4, when the president of a Middle Eastern nation is publicly executed on the... More >>

  • A Little Sucky-Sucky

    published November 8, 2007

    Castlevania, the vampire-hunting series that stretches over 20 years and as many games, has basically two kinds of fans. There are the... More >>

  • Bang Bang for Your Buck

    published October 25, 2007

    Whether it's $600 PlayStation 3s or the five bucks Nintendo shamelessly charges for 20-year-old NES games on the Wii's Virtual Console, gamers... More >>

  • Hype Machine

    published October 11, 2007

    What's left to say about Halo 3? How about this: All the pomp and circumstance surrounding its launch sure has been distracting.... More >>

  • Down in Flames

    published September 27, 2007

    In terms of the yawning chasm between what was promised and what has been delivered, Lair earns the distinction of being the biggest... More >>

  • Atlas Drowned

    published September 13, 2007

    First-person shooters are rarely more than virtual shooting galleries. Great fun, yes, but not exactly thought-provoking. That's why... More >>

  • Persona Grata

    published August 30, 2007

    The next-gen consoles are sexy as hell, but it's not all bad being the reigning "last-gen" champ either. With more than 100 million PlayStation... More >>

  • Fill in the Blank

    published August 16, 2007

    Ask a random person five years ago what Sudoku was and you'd be lucky if he mumbled something about Japanese ritual suicide. But go down any... More >>

  • Trick Play

    published August 2, 2007

    The concept behind All-Pro Football 2K8 is simply wonderful: Imagine a fantasy football league in which you draft from a pool not of... More >>

  • Car Lust

    published June 14, 2007

    Publisher: Microsoft Platform: Xbox 360 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 9 (out of 10) More >>

  • Three's a Charm

    published June 7, 2007

    Publisher: Microsoft Platform: Xbox 360 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M (for Mature) Release Date: September 25 More >>

  • Superzero

    published May 24, 2007

    Publisher: Activision Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 6 (out of 10) More >>

  • This Is Madness

    published April 26, 2007

    Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Platform: PSP Price: $29.99 ESRB Rating: M (for Mature) Score: 4 (out of 10) More >>

  • Olympian Gold

    published April 12, 2007

    The residents of Mount Olympus haven't gotten a good night's sleep since Kratos moved in. Not only is the new god of war a grumpy,... More >>

  • My Name Is Mud

    published March 29, 2007

    Publisher: Sony Platform: PlayStation 3 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 6 (out of 10) More >>

  • Concrete Jungle Gym

    published March 15, 2007

    Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M (for Mature) Score: 8 (out of 10) More >>

  • Virtually Perfect

    published March 1, 2007

    Publisher: Sega Platform: PlayStation 3 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 8 (out of 10) More >>

  • Do Not Disturb

    published February 15, 2007

    Lately, the Nintendo DS has become a virtual Monster.com. You can play a defense attorney (Phoenix... More >>

  • Paper Tigers

    published January 18, 2007

    Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 9 (out of 10) More >>

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