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About "Critical Kate" Willaert

Born on the same day as the Famicom, "Critical Kate" has been playing videogames since the NES days. She enjoys a good story, prefers arcade-style to simulators, and doesn't understand the appeal of recreational frustration. You don't want to run into her in the Facility with Remote Mines.
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Rochard

Forget “Metroidvania,” this is “Metroidvalve.” Rochard takes the familiar formula of a Metroid style game—a series of interconnected rooms, locked doors, vents and tunnels, power-ups and upgrades—and adds physics puzzles.


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X-Men Destiny

Have you ever played X-Men Legends? How you answer this question will go a long way in determining what you’ll think of X-Men Destiny. If you answered “no,” chances are …
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Dead Block: More Dead To Block Map Pack

Dead Block: More Dead To Block (or maybe “More Dead On The Block,” if you prefer?) is a map pack for Dead Block, which I’ve previously reviewed here. So what …
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SkyDrift

Arcade racers have been one of my favorite genres since the days of Mario Kart 64. So when I saw that SkyDrift looked to be Mario Kart (or more accurately, …
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BloodRayne: Betrayal

If you’re a gamer who longs for the days of classic Nintendo hack-and-slash platformers, a time when gameplay didn’t involve so much hand-holding—when figuring out the right way to defeat …
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Top 20 Games Nintendo Wouldn’t Release In The US
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Top 20 Games Nintendo Wouldn’t Release In The US

Xenoblade Chronicles. The Last Story. Pandora’s Tower. Three games with one thing in common: Nintendo has the worldwide publishing rights, but won’t release them in the US. A popular story …
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Rock Of Ages

Sisphyus has had enough. The mythological character famously destined to roll a boulder uphill for eternity has finally gotten fed up, and has decided to aim his boulder right down …
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

I was searching for a third DS game for a “Buy Two, Get One Free” sale, when James suggested Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. I wasn’t feeling overly enthusiastic about …
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Is It Worth $169?: The Nintendo 3DS Review

Now that the Nintendo 3DS has dropped in price to $169, if you don’t already own one, you might have wondered recently: is there anything that makes this handheld worth …
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Brink’s Agents Of Change: Too Little, Too Late?

Like Bizarre Creation’s Blur, Brink is a fun yet flawed multiplayer game that was released with major online connection problems, instantly crippling its chances of success.

But where the …
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