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Monday Night Combat Review

We're Gonna Hack into the Turret Now!

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HIGH: Hacking an enemy turret and watching it wreak havoc.

LOW: Hearing the same announcer line for the third time in two hours.

WTF: The Support's healing gun heals people and machines?

GameCritics.com Podcasting After Dark: StarCraft II Transcript

Transcript of GameCritics Podcasting After Dark: StarCraft II

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 39: The State of Multiplayer

With great passion comes great verbosity. We're splitting this week's jumbo show in half, which means our long awaited Too Human / Dynasty Warriors showdown won't occur until next week. This week, though, we step WAY outside our comfort zone and delve into some multiplayer-only experiences, like Monday Night Combat, Castlevania: Destiny of Harmonicas, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and more. We think we have a pretty good grasp on where multiplayer needs to go from here. Plus! Our Quote of the Week! Tim Sings! Richard Calculates! Oh. the party doesn't stop! Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, and Tim "Yes, I Said He Sings" Spaeth.

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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Review

On the Wings of Love

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Screenshot

HIGH: Swarming marines with carriers and watching them go crazy trying to shoot all the interceptors.

LOW: The cringe-inducing "happily ever after" ending.

WTF: Zeratul: "I don't have time to explain.....so stare at this crystal for like four hours...."

StarCraft II

Game Description: Continue the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races will clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival. Featuring a single-player campaign that picks up where StarCraft: Brood War left off, StarCraft II presents a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in a sci-fi story filled with adventure and intrigue. In addition, Blizzard offers online play through Battle.net with several enhancements and features to make StarCraft II even better.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

Raiding Tombs in an All-new Way

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Screenshot

HIGH Some of the best cooperative action I've ever experienced.

LOW Not being able to instantly retry failed challenges.

WTF Why was online co-op not ready to go at launch?

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Game Description: Experience the first ever co-op action-adventure game featuring Lara Croft. Team up with a friend or go at it alone as you traverse and solve deadly traps, fight hordes of undead enemies, and collect over 60 artifacts and relics. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light offers fast-paced action and breathtaking visuals shown through an isometric view.

Interview with Uber Entertainment, creators of Monday Night Combat

Monday Night Combat Screenshot

Microsoft's August 11th Summer of Arcade game is going to be Monday Night Combat from fledgling studio Uber Entertainment. A team-based shooter with some snazzy graphics and interesting ideas, I have a feeling it's going to do pretty well. While we're all still waiting to get our hands on full versions, the good people of Uber were gracious enough to invite me over to their studio for a sneak peek.

Let's Tap! Review

Ok, but just for a Little While

Let's Tap! Screenshot

HIGH As with any mini-game collection, having a great time with my loved ones.

LOW Well that got boring quick.

WTF Does Sega really think us Americans are such trashy slobs that we have empty tissue boxes just piled up around the house?

Let's Tap!

Game Description: Let’s Tap is a completely innovative gaming experience on the Wii with easy pick-up-and-play controls that will appeal to gamers of all ages. Players simply place the Wii Remote on a box or a flat surface and tap! All methods of tapping (light, medium, hard) will render a variety of unique results within each game mode, allowing players to jump hurdles, create a dazzling fireworks display and more. There are five fun-filled game modes that can be played with up to four friends: Tap Runner, Silent Blocks, Rhythm Tap, Bubble Voyager and Visualizer.

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