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No Video Game Country for Old Men

I noticed something funny yesterday. I signed into Xbox Live like I normally do, but about 2/3 of my friends list was signed in as well. Over the last 2-3 years, I can’t ever remember seeing more than three or four friends online at any given time. I went to see what everyone was doing. […]

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E3 2012 Live Blog: June 4th

We had lofty plans to visit E3 this year. Unfortunately, things fell through when life got in the way. However, since I already have the time off, I’ll be providing live coverage of the event from the convention floor via my television/couch. This is going to be an endurance test, as the show is set […]

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Growing Up Geek: The Year That Changed My Life

In this installment of Growing Up Geek, Jared takes a look back at the video games that changed his perception of the medium forever. Also, he pines over Morgan Webb. A lot.

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Critical Preview: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

In case you aren’t familiar with the upcoming title from 38 Studios and Electronic Arts, here’s what you need to know about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The game is the collaborative work of the dream team of Ken Rolston (lead designer of Morrowind and Oblivion), R.A. Salvatore (fantasy author responsible for titles such as the […]

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The Best Moments from the Video Games of 2011

Tradition obliges that at the end of the year, we list the best of what we experienced. Plus, list articles are super easy. Especially when you’ve started your New Year’s celebratory drinking about 10 hours early. What I remember most about 2011 is that it was pretty sparse up until the last quarter. Gamers will […]

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This Week at Work 12-09-11

Jared What I’m Playing: I’m still waiting for the Skyrim 1.3 patch to hit Xbox 360. It was released on Steam earlier this week, so it’s only a matter of time. I genuinely feel bad for PS3 owners who are waiting for their Skyrim fix, because it seems like it’s going to take a long […]

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FUS RO CRASH: Skyrim patch 1.2 breaks the game

I think those of us who are playing Skyrim here at The Critical Table are all under the same general opinion that, while a tremendously fun and amazing game, The Elder Scrolls V is a glitchy, buggy mess. The newest patch, which released earlier in the week, was supposed to address some of the more […]

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New Release Roundup: Assassins and Dragons and Ghost Rider, Oh My!

I don’t know how else to say this. There are too many goddamn video games out right now. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped on Friday. Yesterday, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Saints Row: The Third all released. I genuinely don’t know what to do with myself. I’m seriously considering being that […]

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Critical Review: Batman: Arkham City

As snow begins to softly drift from the sky around him, Batman surveys a run-down building from atop a gargoyle. His goal is to confront Penguin regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Freeze. The only thing stopping him are the eight men with machine guns watching the entrance to the Iceberg Lounge. He patiently waits for a guard […]

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XBOX Live Arcade review: What time is it? Burger Time!

One of the best arcade games from the eighties was Burger Time. It was as fast paced as Pac-man, but had platform levels Like Donkey Kong. There was some satisfaction to the idea of trapping your enemies in a giant hamburger. It was colorful and the music was an instant classic. On November 2nd 2011, […]