Category: A & E

Unlike most zombie themed video games, "The Walking Dead" has an emphasis on the actual plotline, rather than killing off the dead again. 
Grade: B  Similar Games:  Left 4 Dead, The Last of Us and L.A. Noire  Photo Courtesy of Phandroid

“The Walking Dead” twists horror into an enigma

“The Walking Dead” came forth in many manifestations: a show, and a comic. The ability to live in the apocalyptic world of the dead is finally here.
Grade: B
Similar Games: “Muramasa: Rebirth,” “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate,” “UnEpic”
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Explore the mystical land of Falana in ‘Dust: An Elysian Tail’

The classic two-dimensional side-scrolling gameplay is successfully revived through Dean Dodrill’s 'Dust: An Elysian Tail.'
"Everything Will Be Alright In The End" showcases Weezer's ability to depict both grungy, punk rock and cascading, acoustic warmth. Although the album only blends in with the group's previous works, their attempt to satisfy their listeners should not go by unnoticed.
Grade: C
Similar artists: The Rentals, OZMA and Cake
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‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’ does not live up to its name

Weezer's newest release fails to recreate the hype that once existed for the double-decade band.
Comprised of typical pop arrangements, "Gypsy Heart" fails to meet expectations with its irregular shifts in genre and unoriginal musicality.  Grade: C  Similar Artists: Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones  Photo courtesy of Republic Records

“Gypsy Heart” lacks originality and style

Colbie Caillat tackles a new genre on her fifth album.
Nearly a  year after the release of "Slender: The Eight Pages," famous ominous figure Slenderman makes a reprise. 
Grade: B
Similar Games: Slender, Don’t Blink, and Silent Hill.
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Slenderman makes a comeback with ‘Slender: The Arrival’

Incorporating both elements of clue searching and horror movies, 'Slender: The Arrival' takes an unexpected twist to the modern day nightmare.
Settle the score by battling as new and classic nintendo fighters in epic battlefields in "Super Smash Bros!”
Grade: B
Similar Games: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series, Mortal Kombat series, Street Fighter series 
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Settle it in ‘Smash!’

Nintendo revives their signature four-player brawler “Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.”
Though the game is plain and doesn't require much thought, The Battle Cats can easily pull you into hours of playing. With a variety of cute characters and a number of places to take over, one is sure to conquer the world with this app. 
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‘The Battle Cats’ is simple, charming

“The Battle Cats” is a straightforward and cute clicking game, but falls short in terms of depth and aesthetics.
Unlike his previous work, Gerard Way exhibits his indie rock and grunge side. Similar Artists:Julian Casablancas, Hayley Williams and Patrick Stump  Grade:A  Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Don’t be a ‘Hesitant Alien’

Turning away from his signature pop punk sound, Gerard Way takes a new alternative indie rock twist on his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien.
‘Hyrule Warriors’ incorporates the hack-and-slash gameplay of Koei Tecmo’s ‘Dynasty Warriors’ series with the setting and characters from Nintendo’s the Legend of Zelda series, resurrecting the whimsical and classic legacy with a twist. 
Grade: A
Similar Games: Okami, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Dynasty Warriors
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Protect the kingdom of Hyrule through ‘Hyrule Warriors’

‘Hyrule Warriors’ incorporates the hack-and-slash gameplay of Koei Tecmo’s ‘Dynasty Warriors’ series with the setting and characters from Nintendo’s the Legend of Zelda series.
Prior to the Apple iOS8 update, sending GIFs was a hassle, but with the release of 'GIF Keyboard' in light of the recent improvements, it is an issue no more. GIFs are directly built-in to your keyboard, only requiring a mere copy and paste to share those priceless moments.
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‘GIF Keyboard’ simplifies visual communication

With its seemingly endless collection of GIFs, the app opens the doors to a new era of emoticons.
‘This Is All Yours’ outdoes itself

‘This Is All Yours’ outdoes itself

This second album from popular band alt-J is a mix of alternative, indie and rock music that excels in practically every aspect.
‘Go Crazy!’ with disappointment

‘Go Crazy!’ with disappointment

2PM tries to evolve with ‘Go Crazy!’, but it will disappoint those who listen.
Drawing in sounds from opposite ends of the spectrum, Lowell's debut album is filled to the brim with uneven harmonies, faltering tempos and cliché melodies, all of which contribute to its lopsided, unsophisticated image.
Similar artists: MGMT, Lykke Li and Mr. Little Jeans
Grade: D+
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‘We Loved Her Dearly’ a futile attempt to stand out

Lowell’s debut album ties in the not-so-best of both worlds in the not-so-best of ways.
Drifting away from the average indie rock sound, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz distastefully manipulate the sound of 90s video games with their album, Tyranny.  Similar Artists: Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, The Black Keys  Grade: D  Photo courtesy of Pretty Much Amazing

‘Tyranny’ is to be avoided

Rumbling and obnoxious, 'Tyranny' attempts to revive the idea of rebellion and utterly fails.
‘AND&END’ the start of disappointment from T-ARA

‘AND&END’ the start of disappointment from T-ARA

‘AND&END’ experiments with another genre, straying from T-ARA’s typical sound, but this album will do nothing more than disappoint those who listen.