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Jeff Rider

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Rider, Jeff

Review: ‘Guitar Hero Live’ a new way to rock


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I may be in the minority, but I was saddened when the music game genre came crashing down at the end of the 2000s. I thoroughly enjoyed both “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero&#x...

Review: ‘Madden 16’ a big step forward for franchise


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It seems almost redundant to refer to “Madden NFL 16” as the best “Madden” ever.

After all, with another year of familiarity with the current-gen hardware und...

Review: After all these years, ‘Gears of War’ still a blast


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With apologies to Master Chief, Cortana, the Covenant and even those creepy little crab-like creatures in the Flood, my favorite franchise on Xbox isn’t “Halo.”


Review: ‘Until Dawn’ an homage to classic horror


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — You could always count on two things from classic horror films like “Halloween” and “Friday the 13th” — effective jump scares and young adults making very bad...

Review: Rekindle memories with ‘Rare Replay’


Few video game developers can match the success and longevity of Rare, which has sold more than 90 million units since its founding in 1985. Far fewer can match the company’s impact on the industry during that tim...

‘The Witcher 3’ tops list of 2015’s best video games so far


Just as the motion picture industry has its Oscar season, video game publishers often save their most anticipated and award-worthy releases for the final months of the year. And 2015 is no different.

Before the en...