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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

Prequel to PC Game Ultimately Hurt by Flaws in Deisgn

This enticing prequel to the PC game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is ultimately hurt by flaws in its design. Read story.

Soul Calibur IV

Fighting at Its Best

I've found myself less than enthused about some of the games I've reviewed in the past, but I jumped at the opportunity to review Soul Calibur IV. Read story.

Tron Deadly Discs

A Classic from the 4-Bit Era

A return to the roots of video gaming. Read story.

Preview Battlefield Heroes

A Saving Grace for PC Gaming?

A saving grace for PC gaming? Read story.

Alone in the Dark

A look into the future of Survival Horror

The Alone in the Dark series has had a long and rich existence as a video game. Read story.

Requiem: Bloodmare

A MMORPG that manages to be Bloody, Awful and Bloody Awful

A MMORPG that manages to be bloody, awful, and bloody awful. Read story.

Dracula: Origin

Dracula: Origin comes with the kind of slick presentation we've come to expect from an Adventure Company title.

Dracula: Origin comes with the kind of slick presentation we've come to expect from an Adventure Company title. Read story.


True-to-Life Racing Action, With a Few Extraordinary Perks

True-to-life racing action, with a few extraordinary perks. Read story.

Mass Effect

Morality. It is an intrinsic facet of the human experience. One chooses a life path based on moral choices, good or bad. Read story.

Super Metroid

Game Grid takes on the Classic 1994 Nintendo Title

Game Grid looks back on the legendary 1994 Nintendo title. Read story.

TrackMania Nations Forever

Freeware Title Offers Racing, Puzzle-Solving, and Customizable Tracks

Freeware title offers racing, puzzle-solving, and customizable tracks. Read story.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Believe the Hype and Enjoy the Carnage

Believe the hype and enjoy the carnage. Read story.

Assassin's Creed

Bloody Action and Gorgeous Graphics Mark This Ubisoft Title

Game Grid, the Independent's new video game review column, looks at this new multiplatform title. Read story.

Playing Games

The First Gamefest Held in Santa Barbara

Attending the first Santa Barbara Gamefest was like being in the video arcades of old-faces glued to computer screens or video monitors, hand and fingers rapidly jerking to and fro, shouts of triumphs and howls of defeat all brought back many fond memories from my own video game past. Read story.

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