a review of Xenoblade Chronicles
a videogame developed by Monolith Soft
and published by Nintendo
for the nintendo wii
text by ben hornsby

2 stars

Bottom line: Xenoblade Chronicles is “not cake”


a review of The Darkness II
a videogame developed by Digital Extremes
and published by 2K Games
for personal computers, the macintosh operating system x, the microsoft xbox 360 and the sony ps3
text by ben hornsby

1 star

Bottom line: The Darkness II is “stale cracker jack”


a review of Final Fantasy XIII-2
a videogame developed by Square Enix Product Development Division 1 and tri-Ace
and published by Square Enix
for the microsoft xbox 360 and the sony ps3
text by ben hornsby

1 star

Bottom line: Final Fantasy XIII-2 is “more chocobos”

final fantasy vii

a review of final fantasy vii
a videogame developed by squaresoft
and published by squaresoft
for the sony playstation computer entertainment system
text by tim rogers, vito gesualdi, and alex jaffe

4 stars

Bottom line: final fantasy vii is “a work of fiction”

Dungeon Defenders

a review of Dungeon Defenders
a videogame developed by Trendy Entertainment
for PC and Steam
text by Samuel Kite

0.5 star

Bottom line: Dungeon Defenders is “another cult offspring of those-who-call-themselves-a-gamer”

Star Wars: The Old Republic

a review of Star Wars: The Old Republic
a videogame developed by Bioware
and published by Electronic Arts and LucasArts
(Windows PC) http://www.swtor.com/
text by Samuel Kite

3 stars

Bottom line: Star Wars: The Old Republic is “basically, Knights of the Old Republic, except probably 4 separate installments of it, where your buddy can be playing his jedi knight story and you can be playing your smuggler story, and both of you can drop in on each other”


a review of ZiGGURAT
a videogame developed by Action Button Entertainment
for the iOS App Store ($.99)
Download ZiGGURAT right the heck now
text by adam saltsman

4 stars

Bottom line: ZiGGURAT is “French New Wave action videogame fan art.”

Angry Birds

a review of Angry Birds
a videogame developed by Rovio
and published by Chillingo
for almost as many devices as tetris
download ZiGGURAT instead
text by tim rogers

4 stars

Bottom line: Angry Birds is “The Video Game We Deserve.”


a review of LIT
a videogame developed by WayForward Technologies
and published by Nintendo and WayForward Technologies
for the nintendo wii
text by Hamish Todd

3 stars

Bottom line: LIT is “the best teacher you ever had for a subject you didn't like.”


a review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
a videogame developed by Bethesda Game Studios
and published by Bethesda Softworks
for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360
text by Veles Svitlychny

1 star

Bottom line: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is “an empty illusion.”