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2007 Stories by Chris Ward

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  • Almost Famous

    published December 13, 2007

    At a Guitar Hero tournament a few months back, one kid complained to me that Expert Mode is "too easy." Then he demonstrated the game's secret... More >>

  • Plumb Tuckered Out?

    published November 29, 2007

    There's no surer sign that a franchise is in trouble than when it blasts into outer space. So you were right to be nervous when Nintendo... More >>

  • Shred Cred

    published November 15, 2007

    Show of hands: Has anyone not heard of Guitar Hero at this point? You sir, in the back row clutching the Ratt cassette —... More >>

  • Fun With Fluids

    published November 1, 2007

    It must've been a scorching summer day when the game developer stared at his thermometer and realized, "Sweet sassy molassey, this would... More >>

  • Playing Dumb

    published October 18, 2007

    Love him or despise him, head Jackass Johnny Knoxville has made millions from getting kicked in the yambag. Had YouTube arrived before... More >>

  • Party Pooper

    published October 4, 2007

    Billiards is one of the few sports that's as taxing on a computer screen as it is in real life. It's played in pubs, after all, and its legendary... More >>

  • 'Roid Rage Returns

    published September 20, 2007

    In space, no one can hear you scream, Jumpin' Jesus, this is one of the greatest games ever! But that doesn't mean you won't try during... More >>

  • Getting Medieval

    published September 6, 2007

    Funny how gaming's most epic genre — the role-playing game — often feels the most limited in scope. After all, how many times can we... More >>

  • Star Dreck

    published August 9, 2007

    Stupid video-game logic, rule no. 154: When thousands of fugly, bloodthirsty aliens take over a spaceship, it's best to send in a lone woman with... More >>

  • All Class

    published July 12, 2007

    One of the best new video games on the market requires you to take math tests. During summer break, no less. But before you cue up "Night on... More >>

  • Hot Mama

    published April 19, 2007

    We've all seen Super Mario eat copious amounts of mushrooms, but have you ever considered the care that goes into preparing such delicacies?... More >>

  • For the Birds

    published April 5, 2007

    A video game about birds flying biplanes makes as much sense as a game about fish captaining submarines, but there are far bigger gripes to be... More >>

  • Channel Surfing

    published February 22, 2007

    So you've beaten Zelda and can hurl a 90 mph fastball in Wii Sports without shattering your 50-inch plasma. Now what? It's time... More >>

  • Mustache Ride

    published February 8, 2007

    Explaining the appeal of the WarioWare series is like trying to describe a fever dream: It doesn't make sense unless experienced. ... More >>

  • A Legendary Outing

    published January 4, 2007

    Despite Link's green tunic and Peter Pan hat, he remains Nintendo's most respected badass. In the long-awaited Twilight Princess for... More >>

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