Review: Virtual Console Shmup Roundup

Shmup RoundupAt the present time, traditional shoot-em-ups count for about 10% of the Virtual Console’s entire North American library. Be thankful for that. The video game industry seems to be moving as far away from this type of gaming experience as possible. Thank goodness for the time capsule that VC provides.

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Review: Tetris, the lottery ticket

Tetris LotteryBack in 2005 the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) purchased the rights to create a scratch lottery ticket based on the classic puzzle game Tetris. The game has been re-printed and is once again available, so take a look at how it stacks up to its cousins in this comparative review.

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Review: Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

FFXII: Revenant WingsReturning to Ivalice one year after the events in Final Fantasy XII, the core cast of characters begin a new adventure on the tiny screen. This real-time strategy take on the Final Fantasy franchise involves the sought-after riches in the legendary sky continent of Lemurés. Revenant Wings is the first Final Fantasy game on the DS to feature a brand new story, but is it worth your attention?

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Review: Video Games Live!

Video Games LiveIts not the first time that this videogame concert has come to Toronto, playing orchestral versions of some of the most memorably tunes that the industry has to offer. The second Canadian date of the 2008 tour was a sold out show, and put on by industry icons Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall. Was it worth the ticket price? I had backstage access, so here is the inside scoop! Read on…

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Review: Dead Rising

Dead RisingSet in the picturesque consumer haven of the Willamette Parkview Mall, a mysterious zombie outbreak has turned most of Willamette, Colorado into the living dead. As Frank West, its your job as a photo journalist to uncover the truth about what the government is trying to hide, all the while killing zombies in the most hilarious ways imaginable. Say goodbye to everything you know about zombie games.

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Review: Odama

OdamaWhen people ask me about Odama, one response always seems to come to mind. “Well, it’s a military strategy… pinball game, that uses a microphone.”
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Review: Geist

GeistOne of the genres that the gamecube falls far behind in is the first person shooter. Choice is limited, and with the exception of Metroid Prime, the gamecube hasn’t seen any original creations in this area, until Geist.

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Review: Electroplankton

ElectroplanktonIt was questionable if it would even come to North America. Nintendo then decided to sell it themselves because retailers didn’t want it. A few showed up in stores, but what’s the deal with Nintendo’s musical sandbox title?
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Review: Tetris DS

Tetris DSYou’ve seen it, different shaped blocks falling into place to make solid horizontal lines. You’ve heard it, too. Play it long enough and the game music will haunt your dreams. Now you can touch it. Tetris makes its way to the first successful handheld to use a touch screen.
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