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2007 Stories by Chris Ward

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  • The Best Games of 2007

    published December 27, 2007

    Best Sleeper Hit: WordJong (Nintendo DS) — It may not sell like Mario, but this mishmash of Scrabble and mahjong hooks you like... More >>

  • Rock Band

    published December 13, 2007

    At a Guitar Hero tournament a few months back, one kid complained to me that Expert Mode is "too easy." Then he demonstrated the game's secret... More >>

  • Super Mario Galaxy

    published November 29, 2007

    There's no surer sign that a franchise is in trouble than when it blasts into outer space. So you were right to be nervous when Nintendo... More >>

  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

    published November 15, 2007

    Show of hands: Has anyone not heard of Guitar Hero at this point? You sir, in the back row clutching the Ratt cassette —... More >>

  • Mercury Meltdown Revolution

    published November 1, 2007

    It must've been a scorching summer day when the game developer stared at his thermometer and realized, "Sweet sassy molassey, this would... More >>

  • Jackass: The Game

    published October 18, 2007

    Love him or despise him, head Jackass Johnny Knoxville has made millions from getting kicked in the yambag. Had YouTube arrived before... More >>

  • Pool Party

    published October 4, 2007

    Billiards is one of the few sports that's as taxing on a computer screen as it is in real life. It's played in pubs, after all, and its... More >>

  • 'Roid Rage Returns

    published September 20, 2007

    In space, no one can hear you scream Jumpin' Jesus, this is one of the greatest games ever! But that doesn't mean you won't try during... More >>

  • Getting Medieval

    published September 6, 2007

    Funny how gaming's most epic genre — the role-playing game — often feels the most limited in scope. After all, how many times can we... More >>

  • Mario Strikers Charged

    published August 23, 2007

    The first worthwhile online-compatible game for the Wii has finally arrived. And in at least one way, Mario Strikers Charged is just like... More >>

  • Star Dreck

    published August 9, 2007

    Publisher: Sega Platform: Wii, PSP Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 6 (out of 10) More >>

  • Bored Games

    published June 28, 2007

    Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 3 (out of 10) More >>

  • Student Bodies

    published May 31, 2007

    Publisher: Konami Platform: PSP Price: $39.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 6 (out of 10) More >>

  • Marble Mania

    published May 17, 2007

    Publisher: Hudson Platform: Wii Price: $39.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 7 (out of 10) More >>

  • Cooking Mama

    published April 19, 2007

    Publisher: Majesco Platform: Wii Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: E (For Everyone) Score: 7 (out of 10) More >>

  • Wing island

    published April 5, 2007

    Wing Island Publisher: Hudson Platform: Wii Price: $39.99 ESRB Rating: E (For Everyone) Score: 4 (out of 10) More >>

  • Ghost Rider

    published March 22, 2007

    Publisher: 2K Games Platform: PS2, PSP Price: $29.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 2.5 (out of 10) More >>

  • Wii Play

    published March 8, 2007

    Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 4.5 (out of 10) More >>

  • Channel Surfing

    published February 22, 2007

    So you've beaten Zelda and can hurl a 90 mph fastball in Wii Sports without shattering your 50-inch plasma. Now what? It's time... More >>

  • Mustache Ride

    published February 8, 2007

    Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: E+10 (Everyone 10+) Score: 9 (out of 10) More >>

  • Dr. Feelgood

    published January 25, 2007

    Publisher: Atlus Platform: Wii Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: T for Teen Score: 8.5 (out of 10) More >>

  • A Legendary Outing

    published January 4, 2007

    Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii, Game Cube Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: T for Teen Score: 10 (out of 10) More >>

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