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2006 Stories by Chris Ward

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  • Wii Love It

    published December 13, 2006

    Nintendo has achieved the impossible: My 50-year-old, non-gaming father wants a Wii for Christmas. Either I've been whisked to Bizarro World, or... More >>

  • Encore Performance

    published November 22, 2006

    Guitar Hero gave party games a much-needed kick in the ass. No one expected this rhythm game -- sold with a miniature plastic guitar --... More >>

  • Dejá Dance

    published November 1, 2006

    Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA Publisher: Konami Platform: PS2 Price: $39.99 ESRB Rating: E+10 (for Everyone 10+) Score:... More >>

  • Brush With Greatness

    published October 11, 2006

    Okami Publisher: Capcom Platform: PS2 Price: $39.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 9 (out of 10) More >>

  • Monkey Trials

    published September 13, 2006

    Super Monkey Ball Adventure Publisher: Sega Platform: Game Cube, PS2, PSP Price: $39.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone)... More >>

  • Glacial Profiling

    published August 23, 2006

    For most people, the words "role-playing game" conjure images of sweaty Dungeons & Dragons-obsessed weirdos, wearing cloaks and screaming... More >>

  • Trail of Tears

    published August 2, 2006

    Native American heroes are a rare commodity in videogames. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, released a decade ago, is the most prominent example.... More >>

  • Jesus Wept

    published May 31, 2006

    If the creepy, self-flagellating albino monk in The Da Vinci Code really wanted to suffer, he'd drop his flesh-shredding cat-o'-nine-tails,... More >>

  • Beat Down

    published May 10, 2006

    If you've gazed at a record player and imagined you could scratch as well as the next guy, you're not alone. Guitars, drums, bass -- all these... More >>

  • Cowboy Up

    published April 12, 2006

    With scrappy warblers like Kellie Pickler and Bucky Covington trying to out-twang each other on American Idol, country music is hotter than... More >>

  • Sonic Bust

    published March 22, 2006

    As celebrity career paths go, Sonic the Hedgehog has been tiptoeing dangerously close to Baldwin Brothers territory lately. Last year brought the... More >>

  • X-Man Reunited

    published February 8, 2006

    Maybe it's because we're hung up on our past more than ever -- riding a wave of giddy, nonstop nostalgia and absorbing anything that will help... More >>

  • Monkey Shines

    published January 18, 2006

    Movie-based videogames have a well-deserved reputation for sucking. Ever since Atari's E.T. -- a game so ill-conceived that thousands... More >>

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