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2007 Stories by Chris Ward

Archives: 2008 | 2007
  • Rock Band

    published December 4, 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... More >>

  • Super Mario Galaxy Is, Well, Out of This World

    published November 20, 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 >>

  • Guitar Hero III's Shred Cred

    published November 6, 2007

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

  • Playing Dumb

    published October 9, 2007

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

  • The Wii's Latest Pool Game

    published September 25, 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 11, 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... More >>

  • Getting Medieval

    published August 28, 2007

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

  • Bend It Like Bowser

    published August 14, 2007

    The first worthwhile online-compatible game for the Wii has finally arrived. And in at least one way, Mario Strikers Charged is just like real... More >>

  • Star Dreck

    published July 31, 2007

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

  • All Class

    published July 3, 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... More >>

  • Bored Games

    published June 19, 2007

    Everyone’s got a different sense of what makes a killer party. For kids, maybe it’s whacking a piñata and overdosing on cake. For... More >>

  • Student Bodies

    published May 22, 2007

    In Japan, the “dating simulator” video-game craze has raged stronger than a schoolboy’s hormones since the early '90s. But here in... More >>

Archives: 2008 | 2007