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Columnist hopes Supreme Court rules in favor of games

It might have gotten a little lost in all of the Election Day hoopla, but also on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Schwarzenegger vs. EMA, where the state of California is attempting to resurrect an anti-violent video game law rejected by several courts as unconstitutional.

Downloadable content announced for "Enslaved"

If you made it all the way to the end of my review of "Enslaved: Odyssey to the West," you'll have read my note about the game eventually receiving some kind of downloadable content (DLC). Well, today Namco Bandai announced what that content will be.

"Enslaved" captivates, but it's over too soon

I find myself both enthralled by and a little disappointed with "Enslaved: Odyssey to the West," for this game does so many things right that I can only wring my hands in dismay in the places where it goes wrong.

This 'Medal' shines, but not as brightly as it could

It was relatively early in the single-player campaign of "Medal of Honor" when the game and I suddenly "clicked."

I -- well, my character -- was hunkered down against a rock in the dust-swept misery that is the Shah-i-Kot Valley region of Afghanistan, doing my best not to get my rear shot off by Taliban militants hiding in the hills.

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