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Tales of Monkey Island: The Siege of Spinner Cay Video Game Review

When last we left our hero, Guybrush Threepwood, an unseen assailant held him at sword point. After a brief recap from the Voodoo Lady, Telltale Games’ Tales of Monkey Island: The Siege of Spinner Cay picks up right where the events of Launch of The Screaming Narwhal left off.

In five to six hours . . . → Read More: Tales of Monkey Island: The Siege of Spinner Cay Video Game Review

Editorial: Bright Dawn for the Gaming Cowboy

This week Gavin Bard presents his debut editorial for TGR, in which he takes a look at the genre of western games, their past, present, and the potential for a bright future. 

Blood-soaked dirt as far as you can see, the wind whistling through the local saloon. A vengeful sheriff contemplates bending . . . → Read More: Editorial: Bright Dawn for the Gaming Cowboy

Sam and Max Save the World Video Game Review

Sam and Max, the wise-cracking dog and rabbit crime fighting duo, make their XBLA debut in Telltale Games’ Sam and Max Save the World. Originally released on the PC in 2006-2007, the game is a point and click adventure, consisting of the first season of Sam and Max. Over the course of six episodes, players . . . → Read More: Sam and Max Save the World Video Game Review

E3 2009: Swag Roundup

In stark contrast to last year’s smaller, more subdued E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo was back in full force this year.

To many, E3 2009 saw the return of the show to its roots, including much of the luster of previous years: massive, multi-million dollar booths, scantily clad booth babes, and of course, no . . . → Read More: E3 2009: Swag Roundup

Watchmen: The End is Nigh Video Game Review

 Rating Preview  Fun Factor

 4.5   Graphics

9.0  Sound

8.0  Multiplayer

4.0  Single Player

5.0  Controls

7.0

Given the heightened interest in all things Watchmen that stemmed from its recent theatrical release, a marketing blitz was a given. Virtually any product imaginable is . . . → Read More: Watchmen: The End is Nigh Video Game Review

Wanted: Weapons of Fate Video Game Review

After a mildly successful turn in the box office last year, Wanted gets a video game pseudo-sequel. Like the film, there is little to no connection to Mark Millar’s Wanted series of comic books. There are no Super Villains here, no magic, and certainly no mind control. Taking place some five hours after the . . . → Read More: Wanted: Weapons of Fate Video Game Review

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