Metacritic Features and Reports: Games

  1. Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: Gifts for Gamers

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    Published: November 18, 2010
    Our Holiday Gift Guide continues with gift suggestions for gamers of all stripes, from hardware to accessories to books, clothing, and more.
  2. Six Picks for the Week of November 15-21

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    Published: November 14, 2010
    This week's picks include a memoir from one of rap's biggest stars, two potentially great new videogames, and the longest version of "Avatar" yet. Oh, and there's some kid named Harry.
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops Inside the Reviews

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    Published: November 10, 2010
    The first title in Activision's popular series of shooters to be set during the Cold War, "Black Ops" is also one of the best-reviewed Call of Duty installments to date, thanks to a more developed storyline and continued improvements to a wealth of multiplayer modes. Find out what reviewers like and don't like about the new game.
  4. Six Picks for the Week of November 8-14

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    Published: November 7, 2010
    The upcoming week sees the return of Conan O'Brien to late night, a sweet soul album from Cee-Lo Green, the latest shooter in the Call of Duty franchise, and a new documentary about Industrial Light & Magic. Get all of this week's picks inside.
  5. Hardware Review: Microsoft Kinect

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    Published: November 4, 2010
    Today marks the launch of Kinect, the new controller-free motion-control system for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console. Is it a game changer, or just a gimmicky novelty? We sample the reviews from dozens of critics.
  6. Six Picks for the Week of November 1-7

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    Published: October 31, 2010
    This week's picks revolve around movement (or a lack thereof), whether it is gamers ditching their controllers and dancing in front of their Xbox 360s, Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis taking an unlikely road trip, a comedian moving from late night to primetime and back, or a desperate hiker who cannot move at all. As the star of this week's DVD pick might say, "No flipping."
  7. iPhone/iPad Games Guide: What to Buy This Month

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    Published: October 28, 2010
    October's best-reviewed new iPad and iPhone games range from the intense first-person shooter "Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus" to the casual game hit "Cut the Rope." Plus, find out why the new "Sonic" title disappointed critics.
  8. Ranked: Best and Worst Horror Videogames

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    Published: October 25, 2010
    Our Horror Week continues with a look at some of the best and worst horror videogames ever released, from "BioShock" to "Left 4 Dead." Plus, vote on your all-time favorite horror game series.
  9. Six Picks for the Week of October 25-31

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    Published: October 24, 2010
    Our 6 Tricks -- er, Picks -- this Halloween week include television treats like "The Walking Dead" and "Dead Set," a rally that may or may not trigger fear, a thrill-inducing Blu-ray trilogy, and two new videogames that look to be far from horrific. Where we're going, we don't need roads.
  10. Six Picks for the Week of October 18-24

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    Published: October 17, 2010
    This week, a "Wire" actor switches sides -- and continents -- for a new British crime drama, while Jon Stewart hosts a comedy benefit. There's also a new album from Kings of Leon, two potentially good new videogames, and a sequel to "Paranormal Activity."
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