World of Warcraft: State of the Raid (GameSpy)

A mere two days after I hit level 85 in the wake of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm’s release less than a week before, the guild Premonition on the Sen’jin server was accomplishing great things. Specifically, while people like me were busy catching up on their professions and gawking at the new faction rewards, Premonition was…

Rio Review (Games Radar)

Not too long ago, 20th Century Fox convinced the makers of Angry Birds to release an expansion to their popular casual franchise featuring the characters from Rio, an animated feature about the world’s last two Spix’s Macaws. That game arguably rivaled the first in terms of awesomeness, and Fox probably should have left any spinoff…

Warstorm Review (Gamezebo)

For the uninitiated, playing a collectible card game can seem as complex as casting the spells printed on the front of each card. A lightweight mathematical discussion lies behind each lurid painting of a scantily clad sorceress, and few novices these days have the patience to work this calculated arcanery with pen and paper. It’s…

War Metal: Tyrant Review (Gamezebo)

War Metal: Tyrant is a collectible card game (CCG) for Facebook, which prompts one to wonder if the venerable pastime isn’t going the way of the paper book after the successes of similar titles like Zynga’s Warstorm. That seems unlikely for now, but it isn’t because games like Tyrant don’t give their physical counterparts a…

Moon Diver Review (GameSpot)

Sometime in the early months of 1989, an immensely satisfying and fairly innovative platformer by the name of Strider began to make its way into arcades and the hearts of button-mashing patrons across the world. It remains the kind of game that inevitably sparks wistful conversations among those old enough to remember it, and so…