Resistance 3 – beta – Review

August 19, 2011

Buggy matches, inability to connect to a match, frozen matches, post-match freezes before you’re rewarded; this beta has a weapon wheel of frustration.

F.E.A.R. 3 – Review

August 5, 2011

The series’ tight and responsive gunplay, coupled with its addicting (and not copied nearly enough) slow-mo mechanic, makes for another great-playing game.

Rock Band – 3 – Review

December 9, 2010

A no-stone-unturned evolution, from the improved user interface to the steady implementation of new features, to huge new additions like the keyboard.

Metal=Life Volume II – Review

March 2, 2007

Exclusively from Hot Topic, Metal = Life 2 features some of the best and worst metal and hardcore acts of today. The two CDs pack a bulky 38 tracks.

The Atomic Bitchwax – 3 – Review

October 28, 2005

Jam rock without the jamming parts, a collection of cool-sounding stuff that doesn’t really cohere into anything memorable or captivating.

Doom – 3 – Review

October 4, 2004

Doom 3’s hyper-realistic lighting effects, unprecedented detail, noirish shadows, and undeniably mind-blowing graphics should come as a shock to no one.

The Dishes – 3 – Review

July 26, 2004

The tunes are there, the playing hits notes and beats hard enough to bloody any nose, and the recording is great.

Wild Arms 3 – Review

April 18, 2003

Four strangers confront each other on a train and draw guns on each other in a John Woo style stalemate. Freezeframe, and pick whose shoes you want to walk in.

Thumb – 3 – Review

February 22, 2002

Thumb were doing the rap metal thing before it was fashionable, so time-served gives these German lads a bit of cred in a genre with absolutely none.

Punk-O-Rama – 3 – Review

April 1, 1999

While there’re songs I like better then those chosen to represent the bands, that might just clue ya into the fact I own a fuckload of Epitaph’s records.

Vex – Review

November 1, 1997

With other underground flick-rags either glossed up or MIA, Vex is a keen reminder of how rewarding deviant cinephilia can be.

Fourball – #3 – Review

December 1, 1996

Points for being a bona-fide ‘zine (the type is tiny, the layout ugly, the resolution of photos poor, the “writing” I’m-so-cool-I-don’t-like-anything).

Delirium – #3 – Review

August 1, 1996

Tucked between all the interviews are informative tidbits on the myth of Medusa and the Festival of Lammas. Also included is the ubiquitous Gothic poetry.

Natural Born Techno 3 – Review

June 1, 1996

Natural Born Techno 3 is an example of what non-punter think of when s/he hears the word “techno,” i.e. press a button and let the machine do its thang.

Firehouse – 3 – Review

May 1, 1995

For those who liked Firehouse back in ’92, well, here’s more for you. For those who thought they sucked, this album will fulfill your every expectation.