Assassin’s Creed II

December 16 2009

You didn’t dream of screwing with the clergy in medieval Italy. But when Ezio Auditore da Firenze’s father is wrongly executed, the nobleman turns assassin and takes up the blade to exact revenge on the corrupt politicians, businessmen, and men… [ read more ]

Forza Motorsport 3

December 9 2009

Spend more time with your cars than with your girlfriend? Look into counseling and clear your schedule. With 400 road burners from 50 manufacturers, Forza 3’s garage makes Jay Leno’s car collection look like a used car lot. The second… [ read more ]

DJ Hero

December 2 2009

With gamers suffering from a Guitar Hero overdose, it’s time for turntables to take center stage. With consulting help from legendary artists Jay-Z and Eminem, this hip-hop take on Guitar Hero’s addictive gameplay wins over wannabe mix masters with its… [ read more ]


November 30 2009

Slayer fans are so devoted that one might throw up the devil horns and scream “Slayer!” through the window as this is being written. The thrash titans built that blind loyalty through an onslaught of savage albums and brutal live… [ read more ]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

November 25 2009

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the superpower of shooter games. This sequel takes the first-person-shooter genre to new heights with a thrilling story that picks up from the last game and features frantic co-op challenges and the best multiplayer… [ read more ]

Polar Bear Club

November 23 2009

Polar Bear Club’s debut album made best-of lists everywhere, but it takes until nearly the end of this follow-up for them to prove why. Not that Chasing Hamburg isn’t brilliant—it’s just that “One Hit Back,” a post-hardcore punch to haters… [ read more ]

Old Canes

November 23 2009

It’s a tried and true formula: the songwriter for a pioneer band spends the winter snowed in with a pile of old records and a collection of instruments and pulls together a twangy album of noisy folk. When it’s Chris… [ read more ]

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