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Time lists its 100 best video games by decade

Time has put out a list of what it considers to be the 100 greatest video games ever, and some of its entries caught us a bit by surprise. For instance, did you guys know that the 1972 PC game Hunt the Wumpus is one of the best video games ever made? Right up there with Shadow of the Colossus and...

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Time Magazine defends Modern Warfare 3's faux cover

Some of you are young gentlemen, right? Of course you are. And like any young gentleman, you're a savvy newsreader, so you likely turn to Newsweek or The Nation for political analysis. We understand, Time Magazine just isn't for you since it started catering to older readers -- that's fair. But...

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Slate's 'Game Club' kicks off third year

Out of the handful of mainstream media outlets that handle video games in a capacity beyond when controversy strikes or the occasional blockbuster's release, Slate.com's "Game Club" annually gets together for a critical discussion on the year in games. This year's crew includes Chris Suellentrop,...

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TIME declares Modern Warfare 2 top game of 2009

Opening its rationalization with the arguable statement that Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 has "something intelligent to say about contemporary military conflicts," Time Magazine's "Top 10 Games" of 2009 list recently declared the title its "Game of the Year." MW2 was closely followed by Batman:...

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Time picks Natal as one of 2009's best inventions

Sitting on Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2009 amongst notables like the world's first AIDS vaccine (still in trials) and meat farms seems like an awkward place for Microsoft's Project Natal. But that's exactly where it resides, paired with glowing praise for its boundary-breaking...

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Time editorial (sort of) explains why video games are a good economic indicator

Time Magazine thinks that video games are a good economic indicator -- as in, if the gaming industry is doing poorly (it's not), that speaks volumes about the national economic situation. And Time's reasoning is sound, more or less: "When people cannot spend $300 on a console or $50 on a game which...

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Spore honored in Time's 50 Best Inventions of 2008

Despite receiving a few complaints from critics concerning gameplay shortcomings, Will Wright's latest brain child, Spore, was recently chosen as one of Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2008. Finishing in 20th place, and credited as "The Everything Game", Time remarked on the ambitious nature...

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