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Scribblenauts

Literature is replete with examples of characters who utilize the power of the pen to overcome the sword. We’ve seen everything from smart-mouthed lawyers to unscrupulous journalists rooting out corrupt politicians. We’ve seen delivery boy’s entangling giant brains in a customized narrative snare. We’ve even seen animated characters argue through the fourth wall at the […]

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for All

In this second installation in the Phoenix Wright series, Wright tangles not only with ruthless prosecutors, but with his own concepts of what justice is, and who he is. For this popular series of interactive novels, identity issues are not usually par for the course. Ace Attorney has always been about foibles and plot twists […]

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Kirby Superstar Ultra

The Kirby series has always been one hallmarked by accessibility. Kirby’s games are easy to pick up and play– at any age or skill level. This has placed it squarely, largely, in the genre of children’s games. Despite some challenging titles and some very fun game play, Kirby does not skirt the kind of age […]

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Ace Attorney series has been a runaway hit for Capcom. Originally a Japan-only franchise that was born on the Game Boy Advance, the series is noted for its humor and light satire. When it was brought to the United States, it became an immediate success because like so many examples of more traditional media […]

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Super Dodgeball Brawlers

Super Dodgeball is one of the sleeper series from the early days of the 8-bit video game era. It is also a part of the popular Kunio-kun series from Japan. Dodge ball is a traditional American game played by children since the 19th century. It isn’t hard to explain. Two teams hurl a ball at […]

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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

The take off popularity of the Ace Attorney series has caught a lot of people off guard both in Japan and abroad. The series of interactive legal dramas has been a landmark success for Capcom, and Phoenix Wright, it’s star, has enjoyed a cult following among players around the world. Players were further caught off […]

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Geometry Wars Galaxies

If you look at the list of games on our Reviews page, there are generally two types of games. The first are games with a strong narrative. They have engrossing stories and great characters. The second are games which lack those things, but make up for them in some other way relevant to new media. […]

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Professor Layton & The Curious Village

In an essay on interactive fiction, writer and game theorist Nick Montfort describes how virtually any new medium can be treated as a literary device. He notes that even puzzles and riddles can be reviewed as works of interactive fiction, held to the same standards as conventional fiction. First in a series of games, Professor […]

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials & Tribulations

The Ace Attorney series has grown to become one of the most popular franchises for the Nintendo GameBoy Advance and DS systems. This series is set apart from others because it is quite famously not a conventional game. Rather, it is an interactive novel, one of a growing army of media-defying products for the Nintendo […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

In 2003, Nintendo launched the sailing adventure The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for Nintendo Game Cube. The game was a great success, but its cartoonish cel-shaded art direction, humor-filled script, and ocean-centric game play was a great departure from previous Zelda games. Though the entry in the franchise received some fallout from fans […]

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