September 2007

Jason Dumbaugh's Spider-Man/Venom Mod

A multitude of spiders and plenty of webbing top off a killer paint job.

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Shadowrun

We were skeptical when Microsoft announced that Shadowrun would be the first game to support full cross-platform multiplay between PCs and Xbox 360s. Being staunch advocates of the keyboard and mouse in first-person shooters, we were worried that the developers at FASA would dumb down Shadowrun to even the playing field for our gamepad-wielding counterparts. Luckily, after several weeks of playing the game, we can report that it is not only fair and balanced for all players but also a truly innovative multiplayer experience that’s loads of fun.

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Halo 2 for Vista Review

I played a lot of Halo 2 on the Xbox. Every night for most of a year, I’d fire up the game with some buddies, lead off with a couple of swords-only rounds on Lockout, then jump into Coagulation or Zanzibar for some CTF or team deathmatch action. For that reason, I was looking forward to playing Halo 2 with the superior mouse/keyboard combination when it finally came to the PC.

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3DConnexion SpaceNavigator Personal Edition

Quick, call Maxwell Smart. We’ve identified a KAOS plot aimed at destroying American worker productivity. Now thanks to 3DConnexion, that evil plot to have 90 percent of Americans flying all over the globe using Google Earth—instead of working — just got easier, and thus more KAOtic.

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Game Theory: AO-K

A little oppression is good for the soul. If you're a games publisher, that is.

Fast Forward: Vacuums Make a Comeback

Vacuum "air gaps" will insulate internal wiring on IBM's future processors. Wacky!

Time for a Multitouch Revolution

Here's where Microsoft and Apple need to step up their game.