Chris Ward

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  • 7 years ago | Gaming

    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 Cyr...

  • 7 years ago | Gaming

    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 | Gaming

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

  • 7 years ago | Gaming

    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...

  • 8 years ago | Gaming

    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. I&...

  • 8 years ago | Gaming

    The term is "shovel-ware": a gaming phrase used to describe the heaps and heaps of worthless, quickly cranked out titles currently choking the Nintendo Wii. Even EA Games, a major developer, sinks to the Wii's level with the recently announced "Ce...


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