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An onslaught of new arrivals

Digital | ON: GAMES Feb 25, 2018

An onslaught of new arrivals

by Brian Ashcraft

'Metal Gear' is a survivor When Hideo Kojima , the creator of the original "Metal Gear," left Konami, it seemed like the action-adventure series was over. Yet here it is again — this time in the form of "Metal Gear Survive," which introduces zombie attacks ...

Better games for serious hardware

Digital | ON: GAMES Sep 24, 2017

Better games for serious hardware

by Brian Ashcraft

Get the Playstation 4 revved "Gran Turismo Sport" is Sony's long-running "Gran Turismo" game's PlayStation 4 debut. The first "GT" was released in 1997 on the PlayStation 1, and 20 years later, "Gran Turismo" is still going strong, holding on to its title as "the ...

Game industry vamps up classics

Digital | ON: GAMES Aug 27, 2017

Game industry vamps up classics

by Brian Ashcraft

The 'Sonic' boom Among video game fans, there's something called the Sonic Cycle — when a new "Sonic" game is announced and players get incredibly excited, and then the game comes out — with both good and bad results. With the game's uneven track record ...

Updates for the fan boys and girls

Digital | ON: GAMES Jul 23, 2017

Updates for the fan boys and girls

by Brian Ashcraft

Ready to paint the town again? Nintendo's colorful third-person shooter returns, ready to splatter players with ink and cuteness. When released in 2015, "Splatoon" was a big departure for Nintendo. First, it was a multiplayer shooter. Second, its vibrant color palette ushered in a new ...

Summer releases: bring your A-game

Digital | ON: GAMES May 21, 2017

Summer releases: bring your A-game

by Brian Ashcraft

Stuff they don't teach at school It's May and it's virtually summer — the perfect time to play "Summer Lesson: The Hikari Miyamoto Collection," in which you tutor and hang out with schoolgirl Hikari Miyamoto. This game was released as a download last October, but ...

Games: Best of editions and additions

Digital | ON: GAMES Apr 23, 2017

Games: Best of editions and additions

by Brian Ashcraft

Eighth time lucky for 'Mario Kart' The eighth entry in the long-running "Mario Kart" series first came out in 2014. Now a deluxe version is headed for Nintendo Switch, with the appropriate title "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe." Ever since "Super Mario Kart" was released in 1992 ...

New releases for wintry nights in

Digital | ON: GAMES Jan 21, 2017

New releases for wintry nights in

by Brian Ashcraft

Bring on the virtual terror New "Biohazard" ("Resident Evil" in the West) games are always a very big deal, so it's no surprise that "Resident Evil 7" is causing a fuss. "RE7" is set in Louisiana four years after "Resident Evil 6." The protagonist is Ethan ...

Updating gaming for the New Year

Digital | ON: GAMES Dec 24, 2016

Updating gaming for the New Year

by Brian Ashcraft

SuperMario makes a dash for smartphones For years, people have asked Nintendo if the Kyoto-based game maker was going to create titles for smartphones. Now, finally, the question has been answered. This isn't actually Nintendo's first phone app, but it is its first proper Mario game ...