Tracey John

Tracey John is a writer and journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. She has written feature articles about video games, technology and toys for MTV News,, The New York Post, ToyFare, Wizard and many others. When she's not writing about video games and other geeky stuff, you will often find her gunning down virtual zombies or LFG somewhere in Azeroth.

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Tony Hawk RIDE Review: Back To The Drawing Board?

I’ve never been able to play a Tony Hawk game. Not well, anyway.

When the popular skateboarding franchise based on the legendary skater started in 1999 withTony Hawk’s Pro Skater, the title was universally praised. Pushing the right buttons at the right time would allow players to pull off chains of sick tricks never before seen in a …

Box Art Reviews: Hamster Cruelty, Creepy Ballet Dancers

We may not judge books by their covers, but no one said anything about video games.

In the interest of helping video game marketing departments, our box art reviews look at game covers from the perspective of the average video game shopper. We look at new releases to rate the design and try to determine, strictly by a game’s cover, …

Fans Wait in the Rain for New Super Mario Bros. Wii

If you were visiting Rockefeller Center in New York City this past Saturday, you may have noticed throngs of people getting drenched while a DJ spun innocuous hits from Coldplay.

The rain-soaked ruckus was all for the release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii at the Nintendo World Store, where Mario fans were able purchase their copy of …

Left 4 Dead 2 Review

When Left 4 Dead 2 was announced earlier this year, I didn’t want to like it. Why? Because I loved the first game so much.

And I wasn’t the only one: When the game was announced at the annual E3 video game conference in June, it already had its fair share of skeptics. In fact, calling some of these people skeptics would be the nice …

Get Your Sgt. Pepper’s On In New Beatles: Rock Band DLC

When The Beatles: Rock Band came out in September, our dream of playing through the legendary rock group’s career with plastic instruments was fulfilled. And MTV Games, Harmonix and Apple Corps. are continuing to make sure that we’ll get to play through their career… and the entire Beatles catalog.

Hot on the heels of the Abbey Road

Nintendo (Finally) Offers Demos Of WiiWare Titles

If you download game demos as much as I do, then you’ll be glad to hear that Nintendo is giving us free demos for its WiiWare titles. Starting today, the company is letting players test drive brand-new title Pokémon Rumble (above) as well as older games BIT.TRIP Beat, Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord, NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits …

The Princess Is In Another Freakin’ Castle?

Last month, I had one burning question for Mario Bros. creator, Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto. I asked him why Princess Peach isn’t a playable character in the new Mario game, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which was just released yesterday.

He said:

Well, originally I thought it would be nice to have Princess Peach in there as a playable

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