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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 76.0° F  A Few Clouds


Bunt single

Last year's MVP included some impressive mini-games, but they're gone here. It's really sad, as even the most basic baseball videogame has a homerun derby and an additional batting challenge. >More
 Nice try

Sony Online Entertainment has taken this successful PSP franchise and dressed it up as a PlayStation 3 role-playing game. >More
 Dull blade

 Hero worship

The graphics are impressive in this movie tie-in game ' I've never seen Metropolis looking so good. >More
 To PS3 or not to PS3?

Those with a PlayStation 3 face the classic dilemma of the platform upgrade: Do I buy the PS3 version of the PS2 game I already have, or do I hold out for the new titles? >More
 Poor relations

 Child's play

Bully has been labeled as one of those 'demon games' that will cause good little children to become evil. It's also being hailed as one of the best games of the year. The former is false, the latter true. >More
 Stick it

In most hockey games, the skills of the players you control don't actually match up to those athletes' real-life stats. In NHL '07, however, the shooting stats finally make a significant difference. >More
 Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

This is the most fun I've had with a controller in years. Lego Star Wars II allows you to play through Episodes IV-VI, with each movie divided into six levels. The real charm is not in simply playing through the story; it's in replaying it. >More
 Corridor to hell

This is the first title in the Bomberman franchise to make its way to the 360. An exciting prospect, but dismal in the execution. >More
 New and different

The question every year is not whether Madden NFL is worth the money. It always is. Rather, we must decide whether the game has improved enough to warrant purchasing the new version. >More
 Black gold

This game has a cool premise: You control the fate of an oil company starting at the dawn of the industrial age and continuing to the modern era. Pay cities or countries to dig for oil in their neighborhoods, then figure out ways to get that oil to market. >More
 The new champ

While the cheerleaders don't go wild, the players certainly do, catching passes that ricochet off defenders and breaking open the big plays left and right. >More

At first glance, this looks like an impressive game. You take the perspective of swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow, and though you're playing scenes from the first movie, they don't develop in quite the way you may remember them. >More

It's not perfect, but The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a giant leap forward for role-playing geeks. >More
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