Posts by: Chris Matel

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Killzone 3 Review

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[rating: 4/5] Without a doubt, Nintendo not only won this generation’s console war, but they defined what it meant to be ‘next-gen.’ Intuitive, point-and-click controls married droves of non-gamers to a catalog of non-intimidating, user-friendly titles. This accessibility and catering to a broader audience, however, also created a dearth of...

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Dead Space 2 Review

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[Rating: 4] There aren’t many games that require a specific set of environmental parameters be met in order to fully engross yourself in their effect. It’s unlikely you’re able (or willing) to put yourself in the middle of a live fire zone just to experience the intensity of a military...

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LittleBigPlanet 2 Review

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[rating: 5/5] As a proponent of the medium, I find almost nothing better than listening to criticisms of gaming from those who rally against the activity. Misguided and uninformed opinions are often the loudest and most pervasive made via mainstream media, labeling videogames as gratuitous vehicles for violence and wasted...

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Limited Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops Tritton Headset Review

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[rating: 3.5] Pros: Clear communication with easy controls PS3, 360 and PC accessible Functional simulated surround sound Cons: Heavily favors bass tones No cross-compatibility outside of home theater There was once a time when Hollywood couldn’t be touched when it came to over-inflated marketing budgets—hell, “blockbuster” is a term the...

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Yamaha PDX-31 Portable Dock Review

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[rating:3.5] Pros Little to no sound distortion or interference One-size-fits-all for current iPods and iPhones; plus an AUX-in Crisp, clear audio presence at medium volumes Cons Isn’t actually “portable” with a 15-volt requirement Bass is present, but not impressive For $40 more, doesn’t improve much on PDX-30 With just a...

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Aperion Signature SLIMstage30 Soundbar Review

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[rating:4] Pros: Modern design looks great and fits in with flat-panel displays Fulfilling bass production Fully customizable EQ settings Cons: No HDMI input Simulated surround sound doesn’t fully envelope Cheap plastic controller Today, technology is all about housing as much power as possible in small packages. The audio-enthused are seemingly...