Assignment X’s 2011 Last Minute Shopping Guide

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Blu-ray | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Christmas is only a couple days away, which means it’s time to stop procrastinating and get out there and start searching for that last minute Christmas gift for that special someone you forgot about. To help out, we’ve compiled out annual 2011 Holiday Gift Guide in one snappy little article. Whether you’re looking for toys, books, music, gadgets or the coolest new Blu-rays, this guide will give you a Cliff Notes version of some of the cool things this holiday season has to offer for those in dire need of Christmas gifting. Happy Holidays from the Editors of ASSIGNMENT X. […]Read On »

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Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Ten Amazing Video Games

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With all the Christmas songs on the radio and in the mall, corporate sponsored holiday specials taking over the airwaves and department store commercials encouraging you to BUY, BUY, BUY, it becomes harder and harder each year to find that perfect gift for someone special. That’s where ASSIGNMENT X comes in with our annual Holiday Gift Guide. We dig deep, so you don’t have to and have come up with a whole slew of books, music, games, toys and more that should satisfy the pop culture addict on your gift-giving list. So without further ado, welcome to ASSIGNMENT X’s 2011 […]Read On »

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Video Game Review: DEAD SPACE 2

DEAD SPACE 2 | © 2011 Electronic Arts

Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC Distributor: Electronic Arts Retail Price: $59.99 Release Date: January 25, 2011 There is something about horror-themed video games that make them stand out from the rest of the pack if done correctly. DEAD SPACE 2 does it in spades. The game is a sequel to the original DEAD SPACE released in October of 2008 focusing on the tribulations of engineer Isaac Clark after he arrives on a recon mission to find out why the USG Ishimura lost contact. What he finds is horror beyond belief as the inhabitants of the ship have been turned […]Read On »

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CD Review: DEAD RISING 2 soundtrack

DEAD RISING soundtrack

When it seems that just about every last note has been used to dismember, decapitate and blow the brains out of the endless zombie hordes who are attacking via film, TV and videogames, along comes some DEAD RISING 2 dudes named Oleksa Lozowchuk, The Humble Brothers, Jeremy Soule and Klayton to show there are infinitely more variations to this dance of death, which turns into a thoroughly fun slamdance of styles for this game sequel that brings on the flesh eaters in spades. With the action taking place in “Fortune City,” the new RISING satirically starts out with hellbilly rock […]Read On »

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CD Review: FABLE III original soundtrack

© 2010 Fable III | Fable III Soundtrack

Having composed the last two scores for this series of particularly malleable role playing games, Russell Shaw returns for the third chapter of FABLE. And as you chose whether to save, or squander your fantasy kingdom of Albion, Russell is there to weave an uncommonly rich tapestry of melodic enchantment. Not only does he give you the heroic orchestrations, brass heraldry and female choruses you’d expect from any videogame quest, but also offers some nice unexpected bits, from Gypsy violin playing to the off-kilter bells of a music box and Greensleeves-like guitar strumming. Whether Albion ends up in riches or […]Read On »

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