South Park: The Stick of Truth is raunchy fun, say critics

Given south_park_the_stick_of_truth1the pedigree of previous South Park games, there was very valid reason for gamers to be worried about South Park: The Stick of Truth. The game’s multiple delays did nothing to assuage those fears.

But as the game hits stores today, critics say there’s actually a lot to love. It is, however, absolutely not for the faint of heart.

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Critics: Top-rated Grand Theft Auto V a “remarkable achievement”

The gta-v-reviewsmost controversial video game franchise in the world is back – and it’s stealing the hearts of critics all over again.

It’s been five years since Rockstar Games last released a Grand Theft Auto game, so the expectations for Grand Theft Auto V, which stormed retail stores last night to crowded lines of eager gamers, are sky high. The last GTA game set sales records upon its release, and many expect the new game to do the same. It will also earn countless headlines for its mature subject matter — a new round of video game violence chatter will almost certainly erupt — but the real reason why everyone should be excited about GTA V is that it’s an amazing video game.

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Critics: Saints Row IV is big, goofy fun

Saints saints-row-4-topRow IV may not be a game people point to when making the “games are art” argument, but that’s not stopping critics from lavishing praise on the latest installment of this open-world action romp — even if they feel a little guilty doing so.

In a year filled with games that take themselves quite seriously, Saints Row IV revels in its utter ridiculousness. In the game’s first 30 minutes, you’ll travel from the Middle East to the White House to an alien space ship. And that’s just the set up for a story that borrows liberally from “The Matrix,” “Independence Day,” Mass Effect, and Grand Theft Auto.

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Critics: ‘Angry Birds Space’ is a blast

Today’s launch of Angry Birds Space isn’t just the rollout of the fourth game in the wildly popular pig-smashing series. It’s a multimedia event.

NASA is celebrating alongside Angry Birds creator Rovio. Wal-Mart is selling a bazillion bits of Angry Birds merchandise. MTV is using the game to help fight online bullying. And in Seattle, they’re turning the Space Needle into a 300-foot tall slingshot. Seriously.

But all that sizzle means nothing without the steak. Is Angry Birds Space worth buying? Or is it just more of the same from a franchise that has, at this point, been emulated (or downright copied) by dozens of other app makers?

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