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Video Game Review: Katamari draws die-hard fans

The original “Katamari Damacy” was a strange video game. In fact, it was downright bizarre. Generally, such quirky games only appeal to a niche group of gamers.

Video Game Review: This ‘Empire’ may leave casual gamers jaded

Shortly after finishing the excellent “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” (known affectionately as “KOTOR” by its fans), developer Bioware set to work on its most recent release, “Jade Empire.”

Video Game Review: Psychonauts break creative barrier

Ever since 3-D environments became a video game norm, developers have strived to make games more realistic.

Video Game Review: ‘God of War’ fights competition

A video game system’s best games tend to be released towards the end of its lifespan. At this point, developers have learned how to take full advantage of the hardware and can produce some outstanding games.

Video Game Review: GT4 = Gearhead paradise

In early 1998 a racing game called “Gran Turismo” quietly debuted on Sony’s Playstation videogame console. In the seven years since, that deafening silence has morphed into a deafening roar that has brought Subaru’s WRX and Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution to North America, elevated series producer/creator Kazunori Yamauchi to rockstar status and, most recently, swept “Gran Turismo 4” (or “GT4” as it is known to the faithful) onto American store shelves.

Video Game Review: Classic franchise continues its soul searching

The “Starfox” video game series has had a bit of an identity crisis lately.

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