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A zombie attacks the player in Arizona Sunshine 2.

Arizona Sunshine 2 review: thrilling VR shooter gets devoured by bugs

Arizona Sunshine 2 gets a lot right as a VR shooter, but an irritating protagonist and bevy of technical problems drag the experience down.
The Lectric XP 3.0 left side on a brick sidewalk with a sloping front yard and driveway in the background.

No other e-bike can match the value of the $1,000 Lectric XP 3.0

If you want the best quality e-bike at the lowest price possible, don't skip the Lectric XP 3.0.
Moira jumps on rocks in A Highland Song.

A Highland Song review: Breath of the Wild-inspired indie is a Scottish delight

A Highland Song captures the freedom of Breath of the Wild with a moving coming-of-age story set in the Scottish Highlands.
Sonic dashes away from a crab in Sonic Dream Team.

Sonic Dream Team review: the hedgehog’s latest adventure has momentum

Sonic Dream Team nails the basics of movement and momentum to create one of the hedgehog's most enjoyable games in years.
Google Pixel Fold in Obsidian open slightly sitting on park bench.

Google Pixel Fold review: is it still worth buying?

The Google Pixel Fold has arrived, but is it worth that huge $1,799 price tag? We find out in our full review.
Tablo TV retail box.

Tablo DVR review: 4th generation makes free TV as easy as can be

Looking to capture old-fashioned, over-the-air video? Then the latest Tablo device may be for you.
The HP Smart Tank 5101 isn't fast, but prints are inexpensive.

HP Smart Tank 5101 review: when paper jams hurt

We tested HP's Smart Tank 5101, an affordable all-in-one inkjet tank printer, to determine its long-term value and ease of use.
JBL Authentics 300.

JBL Authentics 300 review: portable power, retro style

JBL's Authentics 300 portable Wi-Fi speaker can run two voice assistants simultaneously, but how do its other features compare to Sonos – the current Wi-Fi king?
Joaquin Phoenix holds a spyglass in Napoleon.

Napoleon review: a thrilling, hilarious historical epic

Anchored by Joaquin Phoenix's unforgettable lead performance, Ridley Scott's Napoleon is a thrilling, shockingly funny historical epic.
A masked killer holds an axe in Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving review: a gruesome, cutthroat horror comedy

Eli Roth's Thanksgiving is a gloriously violent, fun horror comedy. It's now playing in theaters nationwide.
Coriolanus Snow and Lucy Gray stand near a fence in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes review: a worthwhile prequel

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is an entertaining, overlong prequel. It's now playing in theaters nationwide.
Hisense UX

Hisense UX TV review: ambitiously bright

The limited-edition Hisense UX mini-LED TV makes a bold and incredibly bright statement that puts premium TV brands like Sony, Samsung, and LG on notice.
A Steam Deck OLED sits on a table.

Steam Deck OLED review: Valve’s refreshed handheld made me a believer

The Steam Deck OLED upgrade fixes just about every glaring problem Valve's experimental first draft had.
Acer Swift X 16 front view showing display and keyboard.

Acer Swift X 16 review: the anti-MacBook Pro

The Acer Swift X 16 offers enough performance to compete with other relatively affordable creative workstations, with an OLED display to match.
Senic MoodPlay.

Senic MoodPlay review: a fun but pricey toy for the Sonos fan who has everything

Senic's MoodPlay is like a digital turntable for Sonos, giving you access to your favorite music with a tap of a card.
Someone holding the OnePlus 11.

OnePlus 11 review: a real OnePlus phone, and a true return to form

The OnePlus 11 is an important phone, as it needs to impress and rescue the brand's reputation. We've spent plenty of time with it, and have very good news.
Trevor and Angela stand tall in American Arcadia.

American Arcadia review: ingenious spy thriller is a can’t-miss November game

American Arcadia has all the makings of an indie hit, with some biting social satire and inventive puzzle-platforming.
Mario, Mallow, and Bowser sit in a clown car in Super Mario RPG.

Super Mario RPG review: kid-friendly remake dulls cult classic’s edges

Super Mario RPG is a charming ode to one of Mario's most creative adventures, though its not necessarily a better version of it.
Joker with burning eye in Persona 5 Tactica

Persona 5 Tactica review: stylish strategy spinoff skimps on story

Persona 5 Tactica sports some strong strategy systems, but it's lacking the heart that makes Persona 5 so memorable.
A PlayStation Portal plays Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

PlayStation Portal review: PS5 streaming handheld cuts a lot of corners

The PlayStation Portal is a serviceable option for handheld PS5 streaming. Just don't expect more than the bare minimum.
Amazon Fire TV Soundbar right side view.

Amazon Fire TV Soundbar review: surprisingly immersive

Amazon's new Fire TV Soundbar might not be an actual Fire TV device, but it delivers decent sound for the money.
The JBL PartyBox Ultimate in a living room.

JBL PartyBox Ultimate speaker review: there’s no party it can’t power

The JBL PartyBox Ultimate is the company's biggest and loudest party speaker yet, but its sound is remarkably clean and its Wi-Fi connectivity gives it an edge.
The HP Omen 16 gaming laptop on a desk.

The HP Omen 16 is an unfortunate pricing mishap

The HP Omen 16 is a solid performer, but it doesn't manage to balance premium price with equally premium features.
Nicolas Cage stands near a spray-painted car in Dream Scenario.

Dream Scenario review: a one-note nightmare comedy

A24's new Nicolas Cage film, Dream Scenario, is a quirky and original but ultimately shallow nightmare comedy.
Soliders take cover behind a riot shield in a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 promo image.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 review: little to play and nothing to say

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a pretty game, but its bland campaign, atrocious UI, and irritating multiplayer quirks leave a sour taste in the mouth.
The Brother DCPL2550DW is a fast and reliable monochrome laser.

This basic Brother printer is a fast fix for home office needs

We tested the quality and value of Brother's DCPL2550DW all-in-one printer, an affordable all-in-one that comes with a four-month toner subscription.
Iman Vellani, Brie Larson, and Teyonah Parris look offscreen at something.

The Marvels review: the MCU’s shortest film is its biggest mess

Captain Marvel teams up with two Disney+ B-listers for the surprisingly shoddy MCU adventure The Marvels.
A man sits on a plane in The Killer.

The Killer review: David Fincher stylishly roasts himself

Michael Fassbender plays a dispassionate assassin in The Killer, an ultra-stylish and sneakily funny new thriller from David Fincher.
A Legion Go sits on a table with its controllers dethatched.

Lenovo Legion Go review: portable PC takes the right ideas from Nintendo Switch

The Legion Go's innovative features help it stand out, even if it's not the most practical portable PC out there.
Final Fantasy VII Remake running on the Steam Deck.

Steam Deck review: an experimental handheld that keeps improving

The Steam Deck is an incredibly powerful portable gaming device that's only improved since its launch.
A shot of a bird on the Sony A95L QD-OLED.

Sony Bravia A95L QD-OLED TV review: the best of the best

Sony has done it. We can confidently say that the A95L is the best consumer television of 2023, full stop.
HP Pavilion Plus 14 2023 front angled view showing display and keyboard.

This HP laptop almost does it all for under $1,000

The 2023 HP Pavilion Plus 14 uses fast, efficient AMD processors and offers a spectacular OLED display. Buy it from the right place and it's a great value, too.
Squidward knocking out two opponents with a painting.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 review: finally, a true Super Smash Bros. rival

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 takes the groundwork set in the original and actually adds quality and more originality to the mix.
Master & Dynamic MW09 sitting in open case, held by hand.

Master & Dynamic MW09 earbuds review: wireless objects of desire

Master & Dynamic's MW09 are gorgeous noise-canceling wireless earbuds that sound out of this world.