Monday, December 22, 2014

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Bike World
Posted April 09, 2014in Sore Thumbs

‘INFAMOUS: SECOND SON’    (T) **** Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation 4 The Infamous games are all about the thrill of exploring a vast open city while simultaneously exploring an expanding set of superpowers. As graffiti-spraying-delinquent-turned-super-powered-mutant Delsin Rowe, you’ll have the entire city of Seattle as your own personal playground and the

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Posted April 02, 2014in Sore Thumbs

‘DARK SOULS II’    (M) ****1/2 Namco Bandai Games Xbox 360 In “Dark Souls II,” your completely customizable avatar is cursed, and it shows. You’re tasked with exploring a sprawling and exceedingly hostile open fantasy world, and since you have the freedom to go anywhere at any time, you might find

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Posted March 26, 2014in Sore Thumbs

‘METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES’    (M) **1/2 Konami PlayStation 4 In terms of Big Boss’ career of covert infiltrations and extractions, Ground Zeroes is the equivalent of a quick stop by the office on a Sunday morning to take care of a few things before heading off to the

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Posted March 19, 2014in Sore Thumbs

‘TITANFALL’    (M) ****1/2 Electronic Arts Xbox One “Titanfall” — the much anticipated, exclusively multiplayer, first-person shooter for our newest generation of consoles — splits your time between combat on foot and combat in the snug womb of a massive mech suit, capable of untold destruction. But this game doesn’t coast

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Posted March 12, 2014in Sore Thumbs

‘SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH’    (M) ****1/2 Ubisoft Xbox 360 Here’s just another turn-based, side-scrolling fantasy RPG that casts you in the familiar classes of the fighter, the thief, the mage, or the…Jew. Okay, so “The Stick of Truth” isn’t exactly your run of the mill role-playing game —

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Posted March 05, 2014in Sore Thumbs

‘THIEF’    (M) *** Square Enix PlayStation 4 Full disclosure: “Thief: Deadly Shadows” is my favorite game of all time. It was the final installment in the “Thief” trilogy, and I have waited ten long years for a sequel. Unfortunately, after the decade mark, games don’t get sequels — they get

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Posted February 26, 2014in Sore Thumbs

‘LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII’    (T) *** Square Enix Xbox 360 After taking a break from your combat party in “Final Fantasy XIII-2,” Lightning is back as a playable character to close out the trilogy in all of her maddeningly stoic glory. Taking place 500 years after its predecessor, this

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Posted February 05, 2014in Sore Thumbs

‘TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION’    (M) ****1/2 Electronic Arts PlayStation 4 Lara Croft just got a whole lot better looking — not that she really needed it. Not only was the “Tomb Raider” reboot one of the most visually impressive games on Xbox 360 and PS3 when it released on those

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Posted January 29, 2014in Sore Thumbs

‘DON’T STARVE: CONSOLE EDITION’    (E10+) ***1/2 Klei Entertainment PlayStation 4 The title of this game offers some good — if somewhat limited — advice. A more useful title would’ve been “Don’t Starve, or Get Caught After Dark Without a Light Source, or Go Insane, or Get Too Close to the

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Posted January 22, 2014in Sore Thumbs

‘MAX: THE CURSE OF BROTHERHOOD’    (E10+) *** Microsoft Game Studios Xbox Live Arcade “Max” begins much like Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. Our protagonist — fed up with his kid brother—summons fantastical forces to spirit the troublesome sibling away, promptly regrets that decision and sets about on a magical quest to rescue

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