Games

Hiroshi Yamauchi and the Nintendo ethos of beautiful simplicity

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Under Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo proved that it takes vision to strip down a product rather than dress it up. It’s much more lasting and, pun intended, game-changing to focus on the basics. It’s also a lot more difficult. The line between refreshing and shallow, or exploitatively nostalgic, is thin. When simple goes wrong, game over. When simple goes right, game on.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us

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'Injustice: Gods Among Men' is a beautiful and brilliantly executed game that puts control of a clash of the titans in your hands, and is as close to feeling like a superhero that you can get this side of extreme steroid abuse and a gallon of Red Bull. You WILL kneel before Zod.

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DC Universe Online – Review

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'DC Universe Online' is a solid MMO and it has enough unique features to make it new for anyone, even veteran MMO players. It features exciting combat, many great stories, allows players to fight alongside famous DC universe characters and it provides a wealth of content.

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Deadpool – Review

Playing 'Deadpool' is like listening to a shock jock DJ: it’s pure grindhouse gaming, designed to hit you with a sensory overload of gore and pitch-black, vulgar humor that's so low-brow that it’s virtually no-brow with visual gags attempting to hide the fact that, much like the character of Deadpool himself, there’s really nobody behind the wheel here.

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Star Trek – Review (PS3)

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"Damn it, Jim, I'm a discriminating gamer, not an adulating fanboy!" As so very badly as I wanted to passionately LOVE 'Stark Trek' whose development I‘d been following for what seemed like light years, I’m afraid that my final reactions have left me feeling like quite the Vulcan.

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Marvel Heroes to Deploy on June 4

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Pop Mythology is all about using superhero stories and imagery to bring out your inner hero in a symbolic way. Sometimes, though, symbolic just doesn’t seem good enough. Sometimes, we want to literally put on some spandex and go clobber bad guys. Well, thanks to the upcoming game Marvel Heroes, …

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Revisiting a modern classic: ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’

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In 'Batman: Arkham Asylum,' Batman truly feels like Batman: swinging between overhangs, tracking evidence and confidently taking on half a dozen henchmen at once. This is essentially the closest any normal, non-psychotic person can come at this point to actually being Batman. This game is widely considered a classic already and for good reason. It's superb.

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