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Video Game Haiku Review - 'Lego Marvel's Avengers'

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Title: Lego Marvel's Avengers Format: PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, Xbox One Price: $29.99-$59.99 Developer: TT Games Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) The Grade: B Lego Avengers Haiku Review I am Iron Man! And Thor, Cap and many more Now I Hulk. Smash! Smash! What's it all about: Characters and storylines from both Avengers films are now immortalized ... more

Review: Clever, Infuriating Puzzles Lead 'The Witness'

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Independent video-game designers have hit upon a fascinating way to create buzz: Don't give players all the answers. That opens up a game beyond the game, with players flocking at online message boards to debate the deeper meanings of what they've just experienced. I'd guess that many of the people who have bought recent indie hits like "Her Story," ''Soma" and "Journey" have spent more time arguing about them than playing them. One of the pi... more

Review: 'Mario & Luigi Paper Jam' Hits Some Flat Notes

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Role-playing games like "Fallout 4" and "The Witcher 3" are beloved for their complexity, ambition and overwhelming variety of things to do. But those same traits scare some players away, particularly grown-ups who may not have 100 hours free to really dig in. Nintendo's lighthearted "Mario & Luigi" adventures are a good fix for people who like their role-playing in more digestible chunks. They're essentially RPG-lite, simplifying the charact... more

'Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Siege' Turns Into a 5-vs.-5 War on Terror

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The world of online video games can be a nightmare, an every-man-for-himself, kill-or-be-killed wasteland that brings out our most nihilistic impulses. But big publishers are hoping to change that with more games that force us to work together - particularly as they try to invent multiplayer competitions that will appeal to the ever-expanding audience for "e-sports." "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege" (Ubisoft, for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, ... more

'Just Cause 3' Loaded with Mayhem, Not Substance

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In recent years, video games such as "Dragon Age: Inquisition" and "Far Cry 4" have successfully blended action with emotion to chronicle rebellion tales set amid fantastical open worlds. Despite the similarities, creators of the muddled "Just Cause 3" (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, $59.99) weren't motivated by any of those interactive experiences. The third installment of the zany blow-'em-up series finds parachute-equipped hero Rico Rodr... more

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