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Video Game Haiku Review: 'Gears of War: Ultimate Edition'

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Title: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Format: Xbox One Price: $39.99 Developer: The Coalition/Splash Damage Publisher: Microsoft Studios ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+) The Grade: B Gears of War: UE Haiku Review Marcus Fenix rocks Defeat ugly Locust Horde But where is the rest? What's it all about: The story of "Gears of War" thrusts gamers into a battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a race of creatures that surface from the d... more

Game Review: ‘Madden NFL 16’

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Platform: PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | Xbox 360 Style: 1 to 4-Player Sports (2-Player Online) Publisher: EA Sports Developer: EA Tiburon Release: August 25 Rating: E The Bottom Line: 8.75/10 Concept: Passing game improvements noticeably better the on-the-field experience Graphics: Probably the only addition you’ll notice are the impressive new on-field presentation touches. Regardless, it’s a sweet-looking title Sound: The commentators stil... more

Video Game Haiku Review - "Rare Replay"

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Title: Rare Replay Format: Xbox One Price: $29.99 Developer: Rare Ltd. Publisher: Microsoft Studios ESRB Rating: Multiple ratings ranging from E (Everyone) to M (Mature, 17+) The Grade: A- Rare Replay Haiku Review You get three Banjos 30 games for 30 bucks Battletoads, oh yeah! What's it all about: In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Rare created "Rare Replay." This compilation brings together the adventures of its most memorabl... more

'Her Story,' 'Contradiction' Revive Motion Games

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For a brief moment in their pixelated history, video games actually featured video. It seemed at first innovatively daring in the 1990s when disc-based titles like "Voyeur" and "The 7th Guest" employed footage of real-world actors. Now, such interactive experiences are remembered as a cheesy fad from a bygone era of gaming. However, a trio of recently released downloadable games is looking to bring the full motion ... more

'Rocket League' is Out-of-Nowhere Video Game Jam of the Summer

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In the music world, it's sporting to speculate what'll be the song of the summer, the jam that seems to be blasting out of every speaker. It's usually something catchy and impossible to get out of your head. Tracks including "Blurred Lines," "Call Me Maybe" and "Fancy" are recent musical popsicles that came out of nowhere and ruled the months of scorch. The video game industry doesn't quite work the same way. Summe... more

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