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2007 Stories by Chris Ward

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  • Gaming's Greatest Hits

    published December 26, 2007

    Best Sleeper Hit: WordJong (Nintendo DS) — It may not sell like Mario, but this mishmash of Scrabble and mah-jongg hooks you like... More >>

  • Xmas Present & Past

    published December 19, 2007

    Nothing says holiday spirit quite like stabbing a terrorist or hammering a goombah, as the hottest games this season invite us to do. But no... More >>

  • Almost Famous

    published December 12, 2007

    At a Guitar Hero tournament a few months back, one kid complained to me that Expert Mode is too easy. Then he demonstrated the game's secret... More >>

  • Plumb Tuckered Out?

    published November 28, 2007

    There's no surer sign that a franchise is in trouble than when it blasts into outer space. So you were right to be nervous when Nintendo... More >>

  • Guitar Hero III Easily the Best Entry in the Franchise

    published November 14, 2007

    You wanted the best — you got the best: Guitar Hero III. Show of hands: Has anyone not heard of Guitar Hero at this... More >>

  • Mercury Meltdown Revolution Gets Wii Users all Wet

    published October 31, 2007

    It must’ve been a scorching summer day when the game developer stared at his thermometer and realized, “Sweet sassy molassey, this wou... More >>

  • Jackass The Game Is a Kick in the Nuts

    published October 17, 2007

    Love him or despise him, head Jackass Johnny Knoxville has made millions from getting kicked in the yambag. Had YouTube arrived before... More >>

  • Party Pooper

    published October 3, 2007

    Billiards is one of the few sports that's as taxing on a computer screen as it is in real life. It's played in pubs, after all, and its... More >>

  • Roid Rage Returns

    published September 19, 2007

    In space, no one can hear you scream Jumpin' Jesus, this is one of the greatest games ever! But that doesn't mean you won't try during... More >>

  • Star Dreck

    published August 8, 2007

    Stupid videogame logic, rule No. 154: When thousands of bloodthirsty aliens take over a spaceship, it's best to send in a lone woman with a... More >>

  • Mechanical Bull

    published July 25, 2007

    Examining the roots of Transformers: The Game is deep stuff: It's a videogame based on a movie based on a cartoon based on a toy. But... More >>

  • All Class

    published July 11, 2007

    One of the best new video games on the market requires you to take math tests. During summer break, no less. But before you cue up "Night on... More >>

  • Student Bodies

    published May 30, 2007

    Dating games have come a long way since the days when Chuck Woolery invited mullet-sporting contestants to bump uglies on Love Connection.... More >>

  • Balls of Fury

    published May 16, 2007

    Marble Mania Publisher: Hudson Platform: Wii Price: $39.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 7 (out of 10) More >>

  • Rolling Paper

    published May 2, 2007

    After starring in 20 years' worth of video games, the Super Mario Brothers have been spread mighty thin. The mustachioed heroes' latest outing,... More >>

  • Hot Mama

    published April 18, 2007

    Cooking Mama: Cook Off Publisher: Majesco Platform: Wii Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 7 (out of 10) More >>

  • For the Birds

    published April 4, 2007

    A video game about birds flying biplanes makes as much sense as a game about fish captaining submarines, but there are far bigger gripes to be... More >>

  • Hell on Wheels

    published March 21, 2007

    There's one similarity between Ghost Rider and most videogame movie tie-ins: Get too close to either, and your ass will probably get burnt.... More >>

  • No Replay for Wii Play

    published March 7, 2007

    From the newest iPod to the Olsen twins' collective waistline, the world loves all things mini. The Nintendo Wii embraces this digestible format... More >>

  • Channel Surfing

    published February 21, 2007

    So you've beaten Zelda and can hurl a 90 mph fastball in Wii Sports without shattering your 50-inch plasma. Now what? It's time... More >>

  • Mustache Ride

    published February 7, 2007

    Explaining the appeal of the WarioWare series is like trying to describe a fever dream: It doesn't make sense unless experienced. ... More >>

  • A Legendary Outing

    published January 3, 2007

    Despite Link's green tunic and Peter Pan hat, he remains Nintendo's most respected badass. In the long-awaited Twilight Princess for... More >>

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