BIOSHOCK

a review of BioShock
a videogame developed by 2k boston
and published by 2k games
for the microsoft xbox 360 computer entertainment machine
text by tim rogers

2 stars

Bottom line: BioShock is “not art.”

grand theft auto iv

a review of Grand Theft Auto IV
a videogame developed by rockstar north ltd.
and published by take-two interactive software inc.
for Microsoft Windows, the microsoft xbox 360 and the sony playstation 3 computer entertainment system
text by Brandon Parker

3 stars

Bottom line: Grand Theft Auto IV is “keeping me awake at night.”

professor layton and the curious village

a review of Professor Layton And The Curious Village
a videogame developed by level-5
and published by nintendo
for mobile phones and the nintendo DS
text by Brandon Parker

3 stars

Bottom line: Professor Layton And The Curious Village is “a strange and rare desert plant that only comes up out of the ground every 20 years or so, and so alien is its shape and unique its beauty that the snakes, lizards, and other desert animals all stop fighting and killing each other out there, and they all call a truce just for the chance to get a good look and wonder if it's edible or not.”

army of TWO

a review of Army of TWO (2)
a videogame developed by hexxus montreal
and published by hexxus
for the microsoft xbox 360 and the sony playstation 3 computer entertainment system
text by Brandon Parker

0.5 star

Bottom line: Army of TWO is “LONG LIVE SADDAAAAAAAAAM!”

GRAND THEFT AUTO IV

a review of Grand Theft Auto IV
a videogame developed by rockstar north
and published by take 2 interactive
for Microsoft Windows, the microsoft xbox 360 and the sony playstation 3 computer entertainment system
text by tim rogers

3.5 stars

Bottom line: Grand Theft Auto IV is “one step closer to the Holodeck from 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'.”

ROCK BAND

a review of Rock Band
a videogame developed by Harmonix
and published by Electronic Arts
for the microsoft xbox 360, the nintendo wii, the sony playstation 2 computer entertainment system and the sony playstation 3 computer entertainment system
text by tim rogers

2 stars

Bottom line: Rock Band is “too much harder than having a real band.”

portable island

a review of Portable Island : Te no Hira no Resort
a videogame developed by namco-bandai games
and published by namco-bandai games
for the sony playstation portable
(originally published on 14 august, 2006 insertcredit.com; reprinted (by the author) without permission)
text by tim rogers

ZERO stars

Bottom line: Portable Island is “a postcard from a robot.”