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Pushmo World review: Push even mo'

Mallo is one sneaky little freak of a Nintendo mascot. Just look at him: the bemused cartoon cat smile, his spongy red velvet cake body, that adorable sumo wrestler thong, the way he flaps his arms as he jumps around towers of colored blocks. He's almost more unassuming, approachable and sweet than...

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Ultra Street Fighter 4 review: The best around

Nearly eight years after Street Fighter 4 first hit Japanese arcades, Capcom has launched what it describes as the pinnacle of the publisher's flagship fighter, Ultra Street Fighter 4. I'm not going to argue that claim. Ultra Street Fighter 4 expands on its predecessors with more characters, more...

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Tomodachi Life review: The surreal world

What happens when your favorite celebrities and fictional characters live together in the same apartment complex? Tomodachi Life happens. The result is less of a game and more of a reality television show starring a cast of deeply disturbed misfits. Offering laid-back, simulation-styled gameplay...

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Always Sometimes Monsters review: Being human

There aren't any monsters in Always Sometimes Monsters. No giant, scaly creatures with sharp claws and beady red eyes; no tentacled squid beasts; no fuzzy, purple and green dinosaurs. The game instead tackles figurative monsters in questions of morality, offering the player mundane choices in...

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Murdered: Soul Suspect review: Good cop, dead cop

Murdered: Soul Suspect makes a bold choice right from the start by favoring information over action. It's unusual to play as a street-smart detective and not have to worry about aiming, reloading, or even how to throw a punch, instead focusing your efforts on stepping back and thinking about your...

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Leo's Fortune review: Gold 'stache

Leo's Fortune stars a blue ball of fur with a mustache. Actually, make that a rich blue ball of fur named Leopold, who sets out on a journey to demand the return of his missing gold from other fuzzy blobs he's related to in one way or another. At its heart, Leo's Fortune is a beautiful...

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Among The Sleep Review: Real monsters

Childhood memories are a double-edged sword. On one side, our first word, our first steps, our first plate of spaghetti. These are the happy times that are collected in photo albums and shown to our significant others when parents want to embarrass us. Then there are the darker memories: times we...

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The Wolf Among Us 'In Sheep's Clothing' review: Wild and woolly

This is a review of the fourth episode of The Wolf Among Us, and as such it contains spoilers for previous episodes. Doors are pretty symbolic things, when you think about it. Part of a structure, but not really of the structure, they separate different states of being as well as different rooms....

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The Wolf Among Us 'In Sheep's Clothing' (secret) review

Congratulations, you found Joystiq's secret review of The Wolf Among Us Episode 4: In Sheep's Clothing (not that we hid it very well or anything). If you wandered in here by accident, you'll find our more traditional review right here. The following excerpt is taken from the personal journal of...

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Watch Dogs Review: A Wizard Did It

The advanced technology in Watch Dogs is not just indistinguishable from magic – it IS magic. The game would have you believe you're the world's most powerful hacker, bending surveillance cameras, traffic control and all manner of personal electronics to your one-touch whims. But in this...

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