Chris Campbell

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Game On: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

Posted on 28 May 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC Genre: Shooter Publisher: Ubisoft ESRB Rating: M, for Mature Grade: 3 stars (out of 5)   I must say: What a rebound for the “Call of Juarez” franchise. After the rather disastrous “The Cartel,” the showrunners made a smart decision. They stripped away any pretense, […]

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Game On: Resident Evil: Revelations

Posted on 21 May 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Resident Evil: RevelationsPlatforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, 3DS Genre: Shooter Publisher: Capcom ESRB Rating: M, for Mature Grade: 2.5 stars (out of 5)   Less than six months ago, “Resident Evil 6” arrived and disappointed both franchise fans and general shooting-game audiences alike, and left Capcom searching for a boost to keep […]

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Game On: Metro: Last Light

Posted on 14 May 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Metro: Last Light Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC Genre: Action Publisher: 4A Games ESRB Rating: M, for Mature Grade: 3.5 stars (out of 5) At the conclusion of “Metro 2033,” you were given a choice to make: hope or destruction. I chose the more positive route, relatively speaking, considering the apocalyptic nature of the […]

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Game On: Dead Island: Riptide

Posted on 08 May 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dead Island: RiptidePlatforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC Genre: Action Publisher: Deep Silver ESRB Rating: M, for Mature Grade: 2 stars (out of five) Those who enjoy Syfy movies like “Sharktopus” or “Arachnoquake” would perhaps relish the experience of playing a video that so desperately acts like a B movie itself. Yet while you can […]

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Game On: Injustice: Gods Among Us

Posted on 01 May 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Injustice: Gods Among Us Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U Genre: Fighting Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive ESRB Rating: T, for Teen Grade: 3 stars (out of 5) The last decade has not been kind to the DC Universe, unless your name is Batman. Marvel continues to pump out blockbuster content, be it in movies […]

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Game On: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

Posted on 27 Apr 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Platform: Nintendo 3DS Genre: Action Publisher: Nintendo ESRB Rating: E, for Everyone Grade: 2.5 stars (out of 5) Since the dawn of the “Super Mario Bros.” franchise, poor Luigi has proudly accepted the role of second fiddle to brother Mario. That tends to happen when your name isn’t included in the […]

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Game On: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 and Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel

Posted on 19 Apr 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Genre: Sports Publisher: EA Sports ESRB Rating: E, for Everyone Grade: 4 stars (out of 5) The beautiful weather arrived in Washington, D.C., just in time for Masters week. Sure, the PGA Tour season kicked off months ago, but the world at large only starts […]

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Game On: Bioshock Infinite

Posted on 18 Apr 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bioshock Infinite Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC Genre: Shooter Publisher: 2K Games ESRB Rating: M, for Mature Grade: 5 stars (out of 5) Before rising into the beatific clouds and getting lost in the wonder and tragedy that is Columbia, let me state clearly: There is not a serious gamer alive today who shouldn’t […]

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Game On: LEGO Undercover City and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Posted on 17 Apr 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

LEGO City Undercover Platform: Wii U Genre: Platformer Publisher: Nintendo ESRB Rating: E, for Everyone Grade: 4 stars (out of 5) I’ve played more LEGO-themed video games than most. (OK, honestly, I think I’ve played them all, so take that, LEGO gaming geek!) And just as I’d thought that candle had burned its last bit […]

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Game On: God of War: Ascension

Posted on 12 Apr 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

God of War: Ascension Platform: PlayStation 3 Genre: Action Publisher: Sony ESRB Rating: M, for Mature Grade: 3.5 stars (out of 5) Perhaps playing “Ascension” on the heels of the excellent “Tomb Raider” sharpened my whirring blades of criticism. These two games perfectly illustrate how one prequel simply hits the mark while another exceeds all […]

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