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Home Entertainment, Game On Text Adventure

Text Adventure

Lost Odyssey wants to be Microsoft's answer to Final Fantasy — not that that's such a good idea. Like Star Wars, Final Fantasy survives as a power brand thanks to the shining stars of its past, rather than the overwrought…
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Music, All Shook Down Zelda, Halo, BioShock get Symphony Orchestra Treatment at Video Games Live in SF

Zelda, Halo, BioShock get Symphony Orchestra Treatment at Video Games Live in SF

Still pissed that video games aren't taken seriously? Mad that Nobuo Uematsu's work on the Final Fantasy series doesn't earn as many Best Score awards as Philip Glass does? Well cheer up, you mopey bastard. Video Games Live comes…
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Music, All Shook Down Bioshock, Portal, Flow Take Game Developers Choice Awards at Moscone

Bioshock, Portal, Flow Take Game Developers Choice Awards at Moscone

This week's Game Developers Conference at Moscone Center has the whole industry talking about the future of gaming, but last night's Game Developers Awards ceremony looked back at the best achievements of 2007. The big winners were the highly…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Halo 3's Advertising Glare Outshines Xbox 360 Game

Halo 3's Advertising Glare Outshines Xbox 360 Game

What's left to say about Halo 3? How about this: All the pomp and circumstance surrounding its launch sure has been distracting. Commercials that look like clips from a Hollywood movie, extravagant collectors' sets that sell for $130, limited-edition Xbox…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Bioshock to the Xbox

Bioshock to the Xbox

First-person shooters are rarely more than virtual shooting galleries. Great fun, yes, but not exactly thought-provoking. That's why it's nice when an FPS comes along that's trying to be something more — and even better when it actually succeeds. Sometimes…
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