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Rovio has returned to once again dominate your mobile screens with the newest follow up to the “Angry Birds” franchise. With a new focus and new gameplay mechanics, does “Bad Piggies” measure up to “Angry Birds”? Let’s find out as we review "Bad Piggies" on the iPhone. 


Early this year, Bioware’s Mass Effect saga came to five year run. Rest aside the ending; the series is one of the most complete trilogies in video game history. There are two aspects that Mass Effect nails perfectly. The series was first to interweave choices all the way through the third and final installment captivating fans from start to finish. However, you can’t tell a great story if you forget to create the atmosphere for your game to breath in. The music in the game really doses shape Commander Shepard with it having one of the best scores in gaming, but do people notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?


Every Tuesday, Sony brings its PlayStation faithful new content, add-ons for your favorite games, Themes and avatars for your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. Again another standard week of PSN goods you can get, but for the most part the main draw are going to be demos. Twisted Metal is finally going to hit store shelves and the fans of  the series will be eager to get their hands on the multiplayer demo now available.  


Whenever you take a vacation, it’s something you roll on the dice on.  It could be that perfect getaway to Maui, or that nightmarish trip to your sister’s house in Hoboken.  But then there’s the sheer thought that you can’t afford a vacation at all, especially with the tough economy that’s going on these days.  With that, Namco Bandai has an affordable little alternative with Go Vacation, a game that, like Wii Sports Resort before it, tries to temporarily take you away to paradise, where numerous mini-games and unlockable goodies await.  Though this game isn’t as polished (or, oddly enough, as varied) as Resort, it’s worth punching a ticket for if you’re looking for local multiplayer fun.


Perhaps you're wondering what a video game character does in their private time. Maybe you're curious about what sort of girls they'd like to date. Though, honestly, you've probably never thought about any of these things. On the off-chance you have, wonder no longer, because teen gossip magazine Wolf Rhythm has interviewed one of the characters of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, the upcoming otome game from Aksys.


Every year, E3 brings us world premieres and exclusive reveals of new games. This list isn't about those games. Instead, we honor the top 5 remakes of crappy NES games we still didn't get (and hope not to ever get) at this year's E3.


The Sims is without a doubt one of the most unique gaming experiences a player can experience on any platform. Who doesn’t love to make a virtual person who is exactly like themselves? The games have gone from PC to console and back to PC again. Needless to say I am a console gamer and missed the franchise for years until EA finally released the Sims 3 for gameing systems. So what’s with all this talk about The Sims Social?


Wipeout: In the Zone is a Kinect game from Activision based on a game show of the same name. The game seeks to let folks at home attempt the show's obstacle courses from the comfort of their living room and alongside friends and family. At a recent hands-on demo, I went in with no expectations and left somewhat intrigued.


Most "must play" titles are those that cost around $60 price range, or $30, give or take, if we're talking portable games. To be sure, a price tag is a sign that the developer is confident their product is worth your money, but there are a number of small, indie developers who put out free games, and sometimes those games can be just as worthwhile as those you have to pay for. We now take a look at five free games everyone should play.


We are coming to you live from SpikeTV's Video Game Awards 2009 in Los Angeles with host Jo Garcia, Playboy's 2008 Cybergirl of the Year. She's hot and our coverage will be hot so stay tuned here as we beam to you live video reports from the VGAs as we interview the top developers and, of course, celebrities on the Red Carpet, Backstage and in the Green Room. It all starts at 8pm Eastern Time.