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Video Games | Season Pre-cap: Spoiler alert: NBA 2k9 tells you how the Jazz will finish this season.

By Charlie Deitch
POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - I don’t like to debate things. I have a belief that if two people believe in different things—whether it’s a presidential candidate, a sports team or a flavor of ice cream—there’s little one can say to change the other’s mind. nSo how do I settle debates? I consult a video game—although since this is a video-game column, you probably saw that coming. I kno...

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Videogames | Artificial Intelligence: Madden 2009 puts a user’s knowledge'and patience'to the test.

By Charlie Deitch
POSTED // Sep 17,2008 - When I think of the term “IQ test,” the name John Madden is not the first thing that pops into my head. There’s no doubt that the man has some football knowledge. But maybe it’s the okey-doke tone of his voice or the way that...

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Videogames | Playing Politics: Political Machine gives you another chance to take your virtual candidate to the White House

By Charlie Deitch
POSTED // Jul 9,2008 - In case you were wondering who will be our country’s next president, have no fear. You’ll once again be able to consult the mystical powers of a video game—Political Machine 2008—in case you want to know on whom to lay down a bet...

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Videogames | Fit to Be Wii’d: The revolutionary platform is now your home exercise regimen

By Charlie Deitch
POSTED // Jun 4,2008 - I’m starving. I’ve been waiting for my breakfast for hours but still it hasn’t come. It’s not for lack of trying, mind you. I’ve asked for it, begged for it and now I’m screaming for it. Oh, well, I guess cooking eggs...

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Videogames | Grand Alternatives: For those not on Auto-pilot, here are some other worthy new titles

By Charlie Deitch
POSTED // May 7,2008 - I’ve barely scratched the surface of Grand Theft Auto IV, but it is so far the best of the series and one of the best games I’ve ever played. That, however, is the last you’ll hear about GTA IV in this space. It’s so easy to write...

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Videogames | Chow, Baby: The idea of a videogame about “competitive eating” just plain stinks

By Charlie Deitch
POSTED // Apr 2,2008 - Just when you thought videogame violence couldn’t get any more graphic or obscene, videogame publisher Mastiff announced last month the most vile and disgusting concept ever to be tossed onto a gaming console. What could be worse than drowning a...

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Video Games | Head Games: The best and worst of 2007’s console and joystick entertainment

By Charlie Deitch
POSTED // Jan 2,2008 - This year seemed to go by exceptionally quick. Maybe it’s because I spent most of it in a Guitar Hero-induced daze. Nevertheless, it really does seem like this year was over before it started. So, with the end of the year comes the entertainment...

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Videogames | Final Cut: Edited for our protection, Manhunt 2 still delivers the violent goods

By Charlie Deitch
POSTED // Nov 21,2007 - By the time my little Fed Ex package from Rockstar Games arrived, I was dancing like a beagle at the front door when his master comes home. It was my review copy of Manhunt 2, the edited-for-public-consumption, banned-in-a-couple-of-countries video game...

Film & TV

Video Games | Ten things more worthwhile than playing Halo 3.

By Charlie Deitch
POSTED // Oct 17,2007 - Do a quick Yahoo! search for Halo 3 and it’s obvious that you don’t need to come here for a review. The game is being marketed so well, there is probably a review in Cat Fancy magazine. I don’t like the Halo franchise; I am not convinced...

Arts & Entertainment

Video Games: Suspended Game

Control of video-game content takes another ugly turn with Manhunt 2.

By Charlie Deitch
POSTED // Oct 16,2007 - My protest against censorship goes back a long way—to a shopping mall in Steubenville, Ohio, not far from where I grew up. I was newly 18 and so glad I could buy the music and movies that I wanted to. Enter a fresh-faced lad of about 15 or so who...
 
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