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Home Entertainment, Game On 'Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles' Sucks, Bites, Not in Good Way

'Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles' Sucks, Bites, Not in Good Way

Castlevania, the vampire-hunting series that stretches over 20 years and as many games, has basically two kinds of fans. There are the traditionalists, who've followed the games since they were straight-up action titles with thumb-busting combat and infamously steep difficulty…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Mercury Meltdown Revolution Gets Wii Users all Wet

Mercury Meltdown Revolution Gets Wii Users all Wet

It must’ve been a scorching summer day when the game developer stared at his thermometer and realized, “Sweet sassy molassey, this would make a helluva game!” How else to explain the existence of the quirky puzzle series Mercury Meltdown? Debuting…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Jackass The Game Is a Kick in the Nuts

Jackass The Game Is a Kick in the Nuts

Love him or despise him, head Jackass Johnny Knoxville has made millions from getting kicked in the yambag. Had YouTube arrived before Jackass, Knoxville, Steve-O, and the show's other gutterpunk masochists might still be slinging French fries, getting burned by…
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News, Matt Smith

Wal-Mart 'R' Us

Leftists passing by newsstands last week saw an image of their movement's former poster boy. On the cover of the current issue of Fast Company magazine, former Sierra Club boy president Adam Werbach poses before a green backdrop and behind…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Student Bodies

Student Bodies

Dating games have come a long way since the days when Chuck Woolery invited mullet-sporting contestants to bump uglies on Love Connection. In Japan, the "dating simulator" video game craze has raged stronger than a schoolboy's hormones since the early…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Lousy Hustler

Lousy Hustler

There was a time in my life when I might have actually enjoyed Pocket Pool a little bit. Back when I was 12, giving myself migraines from staring at scrambled cable porn, the notion of a game where I could…
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Home Entertainment, Game On <i>This</i> Is Madness

This Is Madness

A game based on 300 has no excuse not to kick ass. Just picture yourself leading 300 Greeks (that's 1,800 abs) against the Persian empire's massive armies, led by the evil, pierced, and preening King Xerxes. Since your Spartans are…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Puddle of Fun

Puddle of Fun

LocoRoco arrived with impossibly high expectations. This ridiculously cute new game for the PlayStation Portable debuted as a demo in April, and since then, the gaming press has tripped over itself to anoint it the successor to Katamari Damacy or…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Glacial Profiling

Glacial Profiling

For most people, the words "role-playing game" conjure images of sweaty Dungeons & Dragons-obsessed weirdos, wearing cloaks and screaming "Lightning bolt!" at each other. But even non-RPG players gave the genre a try when Final Fantasy VII debuted back in…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Law and Disorder

Law and Disorder

Sony's approach with its handheld, the PlayStation Portable, is to carbon-copy its most popular titles for on-the-go gaming. "Enjoy Grand Theft Auto on PlayStation 2?" Sony seems to ask. "Well, here's a version for the PSP. Oh, you're a SOCOM…
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