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Tony Hawk: Ride Feet-On Preview

  When the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater hit the streets, it was lauded for its innovation. It took a sport that was rising in popularity and helped make it a pop culture phenomenon, cementing the franchise as one of gaming’s landmark series. Unfortunately, wear and tear over the past decade has shown the . . . → Read More: Tony Hawk: Ride Feet-On Preview

Academy of Champions Preview

Expectations are a funny thing. They can make a great game feel terrible and transform a mediocre game into something amazing. So, that’s why after checking out Ubisoft’s Academy of Champions for the Wii -, I was forced to take a step back and make sure that it was in fact the real deal . . . → Read More: Academy of Champions Preview

Splinter Cell: Conviction Eyes-On Preview

Sam Fisher has spent many years in the shadows. In his previous adventures, only the chirping sound of his Third Echelon-provided earpiece kept his silent escapades moving forward. In Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction, this marionette’s strings have been cut, his Echelon ties have unraveled, and former spy is on the streets searching to uncover . . . → Read More: Splinter Cell: Conviction Eyes-On Preview

Dexter (iPhone) Eyes-On Preview

It’s generally accepted that movie to game adaptations suck, but there is another beast that is all too often forgotten: the TV to game adaptation. Because of this, it was with great trepidation that I sat in on a meeting with Icarus Studios to check out Dexter, the upcoming iPhone adaptation of the . . . → Read More: Dexter (iPhone) Eyes-On Preview

TGR’s Caption This: Win a Copy of Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

Most of us here at TGR love Riddick. The rest, well my guess is they haven’t played it yet. Hopefully you all, our readers, aren’t in a similar boat; however, if you are, I think we might be able to help you out. Thanks to the amazing people working on the game, in . . . → Read More: TGR’s Caption This: Win a Copy of Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

The Godfather II Video Game Review

Imagine a really nice cut of beef; the type that makes a steak of legend. We’re talking the type that sells for about three arms and a leg. When it comes to intellectual properties, that’s The Godfather. It’s ripe for adaptation with thrilling moments, deep characters, and a thought-provoking plot. Unfortunately, EA decided to grind . . . → Read More: The Godfather II Video Game Review

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