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Broken Age Review

It’s no Mystery Science Theater movie warning, that’s for sure.

Two stories, tons of creativity, yummy ice cream, no grog

That’s fair advice for the half of you who will start out Broken Age in a miserable funk instead of a monster-filled fairy tale. At least, that’s how we felt when we initially began our trip through Tim Schafer’s imaginative title—the first half of a two-part, point-and-click adventure from the industry veteran whose previous credits stand well on their own within the genre: Day of the Tentacle, The Secret of Monkey Island, Full Throttle, et cetera.

Note: This review was originally featured in the May 2014 issue of the magazine.

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The Age of HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture)

(chorus) Heterogeneous System Architecture

You’ll have to forgive us, but it’s hard not to think of AMD’s next-generation APU without breaking into a chorus of that classic New Age song: “Age of Aquarius.”

Note: This article was originally featured in the April 2014 issue of the magazine.

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The Walking Dead: Season Two Review

Heavy Rain, it’s not, but The Walking Dead: Season Two does incorporate a few gesture-based actions.

We would have befriended the cat instead

We reason there are a number of you who have heard of The Walking Dead, but have never gotten a chance to exercise your mouse fingers in this quasi-game. This has led us to wonder: Is the second season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead compelling enough to make one go through the entire series up until this point? Could you even jump back in if you had a peek at Season One but never quite got around to finishing it?

Note: This review was originally featured in our March 2014 issue of the magazine.