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Diablo III for PC and Mac

Send it Back to Hell

I have been meaning to write about my abandonment of Diablo III for a couple ...
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Diablo III for PC and Mac

You got Your WoW in my D3!

I'm near the end of Act III in Diablo III's "Hell" difficulty mode, and at ...
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The Game of Solitude…or…How I Returned to LotRO

I maintain that Vanguard is a much-improved game worthy of a second (or even first) ...
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Fantasy castle art

An Era Long Forgotten

Since Fatsquatch has been reminiscing about MMOs out of the gate here, my mind has ...
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Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

A Return to “The Vision”

The last time I played Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, it was a couple months after ...
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Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven box art

Why Tenchu: Wrath Of Heaven Is Unquestionably The Most Realistic Ninja Game Ever

In the history of video games, ninjas are everywhere -- from Bad Dudes to Shinobi ...
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Games Wrap-Up: Vol. II

The lack of updates may lead one to assume that I simply don't game anymore, ...
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Expanding My Horizons With FIFA 07

Soccer is the world's most popular sport, but it has never really caught on here ...
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Game Over

It’s Time to Say Goodbye to the Traditional RPG

After spending close to 200 hours playing Oblivion, I'm ready to say that I'm done ...
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Sony PSP Slim 3000

Howdy, Slim!

Well, after months of deliberation, I've finally picked up a PSP Slim. Sure, it took ...
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Mega Man 2 art

Power Ranking The Mega Man 2 Master Robots

As desperately as Dr. Wily wanted to take over the world, he seemed to have ...
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Final Fantasy band by Batba

Final Fantasy is a Lot Like Metallica

Metallica and Final Fantasy. At first glance, the RPG franchise and heavy metal band may ...
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Electronic Arts headquarters

Yes, I’m Actually Defending EA

Among more dedicated gamers, Electronic Arts is an easy and almost universal target for hatred ...
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Death by Sequel

Death By Sequel?

"Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't ...
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Jade Raymond scandal

Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Beautiful

Like anyone else making the rounds on game-related sites, I've seen a lot of coverage ...
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Guitar Hero II for Xbox 360

Guitar Hack

I am the Brad Johnson of Guitar Hero. For those of you who aren't football ...
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Mola Ram in the Temple of Doom

Temple of Doom

Despite having once claimed that I was "tired of Zelda's legend", things started out well ...
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Halloween Arcade Party 2007

Arcade Party Halloween Extravaganza ’07!

This past Saturday, the missus and I threw our annual Halloween Arcade Party. Between the ...
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Broken PS3 controller

The PS3 and “FragFX” Controller

Even more money required for PS3 to play well... For those that don't know what ...
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Metal Gear Solid artwork

Metal Gear Solid: The Play!

Prologue Act I Act II Act III Act IV PROLOGUE: Metal Gear 1 & 2 ...
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Vanguard: Saga of Heroes MMO for PC

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

Not satisfied with the massive amount of discontent that I've already accumulated from the dozens ...
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Super Mario 64 artwork

Super Mario 64 Revisited

Despite the almost unanimous assertion that it's the greatest game to have ever been handed ...
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Generation NEX console by Messiah Entertainment

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

Any old-school gamer knows that the original NES had some awesome games for it. Unfortunately, ...
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The 100 Greatest Games?

The 100 Greatest Games?

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 hether it's related to music, television or movies, the ...
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New Consoles Preview

With the Xbox 360 hitting store shelves next month and the other companies getting new ...
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Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja

Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja: A Retrospective

Every so often, a game comes along that really gets some mainstream publicity, and this ...
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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

So, About MGS3: Snake Eater…

Since I've never been a huge fan of the Metal Gear games, Brad Hates Games' ...
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Surviving the Famine

A while back I told the story of my not having an NES until 1991.  ...
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Tears For Fears

Double Dragon: Head Over Heels

Back in the late 80's, life for me revolved around Double Dragon.   My brother and ...
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Sega Genesis Console Original Model

The Best of Genesis

Ah, the poor, forgotten Sega Genesis. While old-school gamers think back fondly to the 16-bit ...
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Mario vs Sonic

Gaming: Just a Fad?

I've always been one who likes to look to the positive side of things while ...
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Bored boy

Gaming Without a Care

I have entered gaming ennui. Is it because games are cookie-cutter versions of themselves with ...
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Shadowrun art Sega Genesis

Got a Problem, Chummer?

I have this little glimmer of hope inside me that says other people remember the ...
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It's not very often a gamer can go to his or her favorite store in ...
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Adventure for the Atari 2600 Warren Robinett

Of Dragons and Easter Eggs: A Chat With Warren Robinett

When I was about 10-years-old (which dates me back to 1980), I acquired a game ...
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Which game console is best?

Which One is the Best?

This is quite a confusing time for gamers. In about 3 weeks there will be ...
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Sony Playstation 2 System

Playstation 2 in Trouble?

Even though the PS2 has been out a year, I never had the urge to ...
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Thor Aackerlund in Camerica print ad

Unfinished Piece From the NESfan Tomb

As you may or may not know, I used to run a little website focused ...
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Mad Gamer Dude

Getting the Short End of the Stick

I've never been one of those folks who are so enamored with a particular game ...
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