Chris Ward

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  • 7 years ago

    The words "user-generated content" usually mean you're about to encounter one of two things: an irritating Super Bowl commercial made by 16-year-olds, or another dramatic chipmunk. Still, people love this stuff. So it's no surprise that video-game...

  • 7 years ago

    I am absolutely dreading the arrival of Guitar Hero: World Tour. Can't even enjoy the summer. It might sound like insanity, given that the fourth installment in the Guitar Hero franchise could end up being the most successful game of 2008. It won'...

  • 7 years ago

    Somebody forgot to tell Nintendo that "strenuous indoor exercise" does not top anyone's summer fun list. This, of course, does not explain why poor suckers everywhere are lining up for Wii Fit, an exhausting personal trainer disguised as a video g...

  • 7 years ago

    Steven Spielberg may rule Hollywood, but in the video-game biz — the more profitable of the two industries, becoming more so with each passing year — he's a bikini-clad babe in Jaws-infested waters. Perhaps that's why in 2005, Spielber...

  • 7 years ago

    This year marks the 16th birthday of Mario Kart, the landmark Nintendo franchise that consists of eight identical racing games and legions of fans who buy every one of them. And 16 years later, nobody really has a problem with this. True to form, ...

  • 7 years ago

    If you don't remember a game called The Typing of the Dead, you're not alone. Released on the failed Sega Dreamcast system, this gory, hilariously titled arcade-style shooter was in many ways exactly like its popular counterpart, The House of the ...

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