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2008 Stories by Chris Ward

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  • Blast Works Makes Blowing Stuff Up DIY-friendly

    published June 26, 2008

    The words "user-generated content" usually mean you're about to encounter one of two things: an irritating Super Bowl commercial made by... More >>

  • Guitar Hero and Rock Band Give New Meaning to "Rock and Roll Excess"

    published June 12, 2008

    I am absolutely dreading the arrival of Guitar Hero: World Tour. Can't even enjoy the summer. It might sound like insanity,... More >>

  • Nintendo's Wii Fit Ignites Yet Another Fitness Fad

    published May 29, 2008

    Somebody forgot to tell Nintendo that "strenuous indoor exercise" does not top anyone's summer fun list. This, of course, does not... More >>

  • Steven Spielberg goes direct-to-video-game with Boom Blox for the Wii.

    published May 22, 2008

    Steven Spielberg may rule Hollywood, but in the video-game biz — the more profitable of the two industries, becoming more so with each... More >>

  • There's More of the Same in Mario Kart Wii, and That Just Might Be Plenty

    published May 8, 2008

    This year marks the 16th birthday of Mario Kart, the landmark Nintendo franchise that consists of eight identical racing games and legions of... More >>

  • Undead on Arrival

    published April 17, 2008

    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,... More >>

  • Paging Freaks

    published April 3, 2008

    As a kid, I spent countless hours thumbing through a dog-eared copy of The Guinness Book of World Records, determined to find... More >>

  • Fuzzy Fights

    published March 20, 2008

    Sometimes it's the terrible ideas — say, a TV show about nothing, or stirring corn into your mashed potatoes — that turn out to be... More >>

  • Thinning Crowds

    published March 6, 2008

    To all the gun-toting video-game bad guys out there: Please stop standing next to exploding barrels. Seriously now. Of the hundreds of... More >>

  • Hell Yes

    published February 21, 2008

    Let's just get it out right now: "Devil May Cry" is a weak-ass name for a wicked action game. But what's in a name? In three... More >>

  • Auto Erotica

    published February 7, 2008

    Long have we waited to be taken down to the Paradise City, where the girls are green and the grass is pretty, or whatever. Now, thanks to... More >>

  • Axes to Grind

    published January 24, 2008

    There's a point at which every fad overstays its welcome. Could it be that Guitar Hero is already just a sour note from being booed out of... More >>

  • Shift Happens

    published January 10, 2008

    When I was 12, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway totally screwed me over. After visiting the famed Brickyard and eagerly paying 10 bucks... More >>

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