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Jeff Rider

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Review: ‘Destiny’ greater than the sum of its parts


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For a generation of gamers, Bungie will forever be known as the developer of a little franchise called “Halo.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it. But after revolutionizing the fir...

Review: After slow start, ‘Madden NFL 15’ delivers


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There was a moment, after having played a dozen or so games, that I was ready to throw in the towel on “Madden NFL 15.” I’ve been playing the “Madden” franchi...

Review: ‘The Golf Club’ stays true to the game


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One of the things that first attracted me to the game of golf is the sport’s inherent simplicity. There are no frills, no unnecessary moving parts. There are no teammates, no coaches and...

Review: ‘The Last of Us’ even better on PS4


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With enough Game of the Year awards to its credit to fill a small apartment, there’s no denying Naughty Dog’s “The Last of Us” is one of the most unforgettable video...

Review: Death’s all in the family in ‘Rogue Legacy’


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There was a moment during my time with “Rogue Legacy” that I considered turning off my PlayStation 4 and never turning it on again. OK, that’s not entirely true. There were...

Review: Catching up with ghosts, guns, guillotine chokes and ‘Transformers’


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As my yearly self-imposed summer vacation draws to a close, it is time once again to look back at some of the games I’ve been playing recently. It’s an eclectic mix, to be sure, b...