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Jaws

Jaws isn’t a bad idea for a video game villain. He’s big, he’s tough, and he likes to eat people, which is always a plus. Even the idea of hunting him through the deep expanse of the ocean sounds like the potential for good gaming. The problem is that this hunt is the entire game, […]

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Jordan vs Bird

In what represents perhaps the greatest meeting of black and white since Aerosmith and Run DMC recorded “Walk This Way,” Jordan vs Bird offers the chance to play as one of the two 80’s basketball heroes in a handful of b-ball related challenges. The highlight is, of course, a one-on-one match between the two. In […]

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Friday the 13th

I like to consider myself a film buff, or at least a film buff in training. When I was first beginning my education in the ways of cinema, I avoided movies that were either obviously crap or just didn’t hold my interest. Recently, however, I’ve found it useful to take a “quantity over quality” approach […]

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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters, that 80’s classic film that was the highest grossing comedy for a long time – you might have heard of it – follows the antics of four scientists as they clean Manhattan from a sudden surge of paranormal activity. The game has taken that concept and run with it. People who actually read this […]

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Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible presents an interesting quandary for me: Is it wrong to dislike a game for what it isn’t? On its own, the game is a decent action romp with a reasonable use of the show’s license. Yet while playing it, I was focused almost entirely on what the game could have been, had some […]

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The Three Stooges

So, I load up the Three Stooges ROM and the first thing I see is the Ghostbusters II logo, complete with creepy music. “Great,” I think, “Somebody obviously misnamed this thing. Now I’ve got to go hunt around for the real game.” But as I’m debating whether or not to just play something else, who […]

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