Chris Ward

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  • 7 years ago

    The Guitar Hero series has finally hit a sour note. The fake rock rampart — which started out as a goofy way to live vicariously through Jimi Hendrix, and ended up being the most improbable cultural phenomenon since the spawn of Billy Ray Cy...

  • 7 years ago

    Some people want to get scared on Halloween. Others only want to get "scared." It's easy to tell which kind of person you are. Did you pay full price to see Saw V, only to peek through your fingers and giggle your way through the movie? Are you pr...

  • 7 years ago

    It's with a heavy heart we deliver the following news: Pac-Man Fever is a legitimate mental illness. Earlier this year, a study by the Philadelphia Research Center of Mental Illness found "an alarming rate of OCD" in kids who played '80s video gam...

  • 7 years ago

    This summer, the drummer from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts threw a drumstick at my face. To be fair, that's what drummers do — even fill-in, faux-Blackhearts from Joan Jett's new live band (at a county fair near you). After defensively swip...

  • 7 years ago

    This is the year that woodland creatures with explosive diarrhea saved video games. On rare occasion do gamers end up playing a product untouched by outside interests, delivered exactly as the artists intended. For that product to be fantastic, to...

  • 7 years ago

    When asked what new titles are worth buying right now, employees of big chain video game stores can barely muster a sales pitch. "You like sports games? There's another Madden out. And Mercenaries 2 just launched. It's a . . . first-person shooter...


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