Review: July 2008 Archives

WolfKing's MVP Trooper Mouse Company: WolfKing
Platform: PC

If you spend much time at all playing first-person shooters, real-time strategy games or other games on the PC where response time and mousing precision are critical, then you know how much better off you are with a high-quality mouse than with that thing that came with your PC, or that your brother found in an old drawer. That makes high-end computer mice important for gamers, and WolfKing has thrown its hat into the ring with the MVP Trooper Mouse.

Dungeon Runners Retail Box Publisher: NCsoft
Developer: NCsoft

Platform: PC
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: Pentium 4 1.6 GHz, 512 MB RAM, ATI Radeon 9600 or nVidia FX 5700 Ultra video card or equivalent, 1 GB HD space, internet connection, 16-bit sound card, Windows XP or more recent operating system

Someone has to hack. Or slash. Or retrieve 25 warg pelts for some idiot in town who is too lazy to get them himself, despite owning hundreds of powerful magical weapons. That's why the world needs dungeon runners – those foolhardy folk willing to risk their lives to kill tens of thousands of vicious dungeon dwellers, all for the privilege of finding the fancier weapons and armor that will allow them to kill ever more powerful creatures. And the world still needs Dungeon Runners. NCsoft has dispatched the Dungeon Runners retail pack to prove it.

Futura Gamers Desk Company: LapWorks
Platform: PC

The living room was once the domain of console gamers. Designed for the couch and family television, playing on a game console meant lounging back on the couch and playing a game displayed on the television. PC gaming, by contrast, has always been the overpowered, braniac cousin, confined to an office or back-room, and not introduced to polite company. That's changing. With HD televisions increasingly common, and gaming PCs capable of driving games at the resolutions those HD televisions can support, PC gamers are asserting their own claim to the living room. Lap Works has created the Futura Gamers Desk for those pioneers who want to play first-person shooters, real-time strategy games, and other PC games on the TV in the living room, lounging on the couch.

Ticket To Ride Review

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Ticket To Ride Publisher: Playful Entertainment
Developer: Next Level Games

Platforms: PC and Xbox 360
Reviewed on Xbox 360

Compete against other railroad barons to connect cities with profitable routes, building the most impressive rail network on the continent in this Xbox Live Arcade version of the classic train-themed board game.

Descriptive Text Publisher: Activision
Developer: Treyarch

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii
Reviewed on Xbox 360

Few expected the original Guitar Hero to explode into an industry, but with Guitar Hero 3 selling over eight million copies, we should expect a few Guitar Hero titles every year now. The latest entry, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, is a tribute to one of rock's most iconic and enduring bands. With a career spanning four decades, many of Aerosmith's titles are instantly recognizable, even to non-fans. In addition to the 29 Aerosmith songs, there are a dozen non-Aerosmith songs included, ranging from The Clash to Stone Temple Pilots. Beyond that, though, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith's essentially gets you half the content of Guitar Hero 3 for the full price, and doesn't include downloadable songs, making this game fan-centric at best.

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