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2007 Stories by Gary Hodges

Archives: 2008 | 2007
  • NiGHTS’ Second Coming Feels Like a Wii First Draft

    published December 25, 2007

    The inevitable challenge faced by Wii developers is this: Can you create a game so spectacularly awesome as to prompt a gamer to even consider... More >>

  • Future Shock

    published November 27, 2007

    For a game that’s considered Microsoft’s premier 360 title this holiday season, it’s amazing how sloppy Mass Effect is.... More >>

  • The New Face of Evil

    published November 13, 2007

    The unsettling tone is established early in Call of Duty 4, when the president of a Middle Eastern nation is publicly executed on the world... More >>

  • A Little Sucky-Sucky

    published October 30, 2007

    Castlevania, the vampire-hunting series that stretches over 20 years and as many games, has basically two kinds of fans. There are the... More >>

  • The Orange Box: Five great games for $60

    published October 23, 2007

    Whether it’s $600 PlayStation 3s, $50 a year for the option to play your Xbox 360 online, or the five bucks Nintendo shamelessly charges for... More >>

  • Does Halo 3 Live Up to the Hype?

    published October 2, 2007

    What’s left to say about Halo 3? How about this: All the pomp and circumstance surrounding its launch sure have been distracting.... More >>

  • Down in Flames

    published September 18, 2007

    In terms of the yawning chasm between what was promised and what has been delivered, Lair earns the distinction of being the biggest... More >>

  • Atlas Drowned

    published August 28, 2007

    First-person shooters are rarely more than virtual shooting galleries. Great fun, yes, but not exactly thought-provoking. That’s why... More >>

  • Persona Grata

    published August 21, 2007

    The next-gen consoles are sexy as hell, but it's not all bad being the reigning “last-gen” champ either. With over 100 million... More >>

  • Fill in the Blank

    published August 14, 2007

    Ask a random person five years ago what sudoku was, and you'd be lucky if they mumbled something about Japanese ritual suicide. But go down any... More >>

  • Trick Play

    published July 24, 2007

    The concept behind All-Pro Football 2K8 is simply wonderful. Imagine a fantasy football league where you draft from a pool not of this... More >>

  • Dim and Dimmer

    published July 17, 2007

    The last hour of The Darkness is exactly what the game should have been from its opening moments: a magnificent, bloodthirsty mix of... More >>

  • It Takes a Village

    published June 26, 2007

    When Resident Evil 4 was originally released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2005, the game reinvented a lot of what had grown tiresome about... More >>

  • Elf Life

    published June 12, 2007

    Once upon a time, the world breathed magic. Some believed this magic should belong only to the powerful, while others felt it was for everyone. So... More >>

  • Car Lust

    published June 5, 2007

    I was driving home from work the other day when it occurred to me that, despite being college-educated and reasonably intelligent, I have no idea... More >>

  • (Halo) 3's A Charm

    published May 29, 2007

    There wouldn’t even be an Xbox 360 without Halo. Microsoft lost billions on the original Xbox even with its mega-successful... More >>

Archives: 2008 | 2007