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Top Ten New Video Games for E3 2012

Top Ten New Video Games for E3 2012

16th Jun 2012 - Each year as another Electronic Entertainment Expo wraps up the burden falls upon us to pick the best of the best and share that with you -- and this year the burden of making those choices was expanded due to the large number of very good games. Regular members here will be expecting a Top Ten list and details for each, but we must .. Read More.


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The Top Ten Video Game Sequels for E3 2012

The Top Ten Video Game Sequels for E3 2012

16th Jun 2012 - Each year as another Electronic Entertainment Expo wraps up the burden falls upon us to pick the best of the best and share that with you -- and this year the burden of making those choices was expanded due to the large number of very good games. Regular members here will be expecting a Top Ten list and details for each, but we must .. Read More.

Winds of Change: Microsoft Charts a New Course

Winds of Change: Microsoft Charts a New Course

16th Jun 2012 - It turned out that an $8.50 bowl of Ramen could dish some significant information on a windy Sunday evening... On the weekend before E3 2012, on the sidewalk in front of an old building located at 327 E 1st Street, in the Little Tokyo District of Los Angeles we had our encounter. Bear with us and we will explain... The ground fl.. Read More.

The E3 Booth Babes Declare the Platform Standings for 2012

The E3 Booth Babes Declare the Platform Standings for 2012

13th Jun 2012 - Since the beginning of gaming the perennial question of which gaming system is better has always plagued games journos, and try as we might the true grail -- a way to determine once and for all just where and how they rank -- has not been found... Until now! In a stroke of genius -- or perhaps just a stroke, as he is still very much u.. Read More.


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An in-depth look at Hitman: Absolution @ E3

An in-depth look at Hitman: Absolution @ E3

13th Jun 2012 - Up until the presentation at E3 2012 much of what we knew about the upcoming sequel in the Hitman series, Hitman: Absolution, revolved around previous briefings (at E3 2011 and PAX), the very small amount of information handed out in dribs and drabs as part of the PR campaign, and the small slice contained in the Hitman Sniper Challenge.. Read More.

Nintendo Blinked?  Understanding what really happened at E3 2012

Nintendo Blinked? Understanding what really happened at E3 2012

11th Jun 2012 - There is a tradition in the realm of games journalism with respect to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that shapes coverage of the event; in the weeks leading up to the big show a great deal of speculation takes place as games journos take out and polish their crystal balls (many of which have been in storage since the previous ye.. Read More.

An in-depth look at Star Trek the Game @ E3 2012

An in-depth look at Star Trek the Game @ E3 2012

6th Jun 2012 - The queue for the Star Trek Demo was long and anxious as we arrived for our appointment, and once we were passed through the back door of the theater and shown to our seats, the lights dimmed and we were handed the special glasses that allowed us to make sense of the 3D video being displayed on the two screens, set side-by-side to allow.. Read More.


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A Close look at Sniper 2: Ghost Warrior @ E3 2012

A Close look at Sniper 2: Ghost Warrior @ E3 2012

6th Jun 2012 - One of the first games that we sat down with at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo is Sniper 2: Ghost Warrior, the next and third game in the Sniper series that directly follows Sniper: Ghost Warrior as a vastly improved game play experience. Thanks to its new CryEngine 3 game engine, the world in the game -- compared to that of .. Read More.

An In-depth Assessment of Splinter Cell: Blacklist @ the Microsoft Pre-E3 Press Briefing

An In-depth Assessment of Splinter Cell: Blacklist @ the Microsoft Pre-E3 Press Briefing

5th Jun 2012 - Keeping with the established tradition when unveiling a new addition to the vaunted Splinter Cell game series, Ubisoft's Alex Parizeau and Maxime Beland followed the rousing introduction of the Microsoft Xbox 360 Pre-E3 2012 Press Briefing by Microsoft's President of Interactive Entertainment Business, Don Mattrick, and took us on a bri.. Read More.

The Microsoft Xbox 360 Pre-E3 2012 Press Briefing in a Nutshell

The Microsoft Xbox 360 Pre-E3 2012 Press Briefing in a Nutshell

4th Jun 2012 - The world held its breath as the lights dimmed and the giant mediatron display that occupied the back of the stage at USC's Galen Center this morning in Los Angeles changed from its cool-looking floating blob Xbox 360-ish display-thingy as Don Mattrick, President of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, took the stage to .. Read More.

The GamerTag Series Part 2: Achievement Counselors

The GamerTag Series Part 2: Achievement Counselors

19th May 2012 - The Gaming Update "GamerTag Series" examines various aspects of gamer identity online by exploring issues that are connected with and relate to the social side of life as an online gamer. In Part 1: Trends in Gamer Identity we examined the increasingly popular field of Persona Designers; consultants hired by gamers to create and packag.. Read More.

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Fruit Ninja HD

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Fruit Ninja HD

19th May 2012 - As a general rule, when you look close enough most video games have a story behind them that explains how they came to be, and the Fruit Ninja games are no exception to this rule. Their story starts with what was a small Australian game developer called Halfbrick Studios that at the time was best known for a handful of game series -- T.. Read More.


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Hitman: Sniper Challenge First Impressions

Hitman: Sniper Challenge First Impressions

11th May 2012 - Hitman: Sniper Challenge -- First Impressions The announcement this week (Square Enix Announces Hitman: Sniper Challenge, GU 10 May 2012) that gamers who purchase Hitman:Absolution as a pre-order from game retailer GameStop would receive a code for their version to download a special related mini-game called Hitman: Sniper Challenge .. Read More.

StarCraft II to be Sole Battleground at the First  Red Bull Battlegrounds Tournament

StarCraft II to be Sole Battleground at the First Red Bull Battlegrounds Tournament

24th Apr 2012 - The old saying, everything's bigger in Texas, is about to be proved once again. . . Coming to capitol city Austin, the first ever Red Bull Battlegrounds is set to change the experience of e-Sports tournaments, in the most memorable battle on Texas soil since the Alamo. Taking place May 26th and 27th at Austin City Limits Live, 16 of t.. Read More.

The Anger in DLC End-of-Life

The Anger in DLC End-of-Life

24th Apr 2012 - To the average cup-half-full gamer, Downloadable Content (DLC) is a good way to provide continued support for a video game title following its official release, which secures the place of a game in their current game play rotation list and is thought to promote a more active continuation of support for a title; many gamers believe that .. Read More.

The GamerTag Series -- Part 1: Trends in Gamer Identity

The GamerTag Series -- Part 1: Trends in Gamer Identity

24th Apr 2012 - The GamerTag Series looks at various aspects of gamer identity online by examining issues that are connected to and relate to GamerTags... In Part 1: Trends in Gamer Identity we examine the increasingly popular field of Persona Designers, consultants who are hired to create and package an entire online identity that is part marketin.. Read More.

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Imperium Galactica II: Alliances

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Imperium Galactica II: Alliances

20th Apr 2012 - Following on the heels of the recent release of Sine Mora, Hungarian-based studio Digital Reality offers gamers this classic fusion of real-time strategy and strategic management -- Imperium Galactica II: Alliances -- on the iPAD's iOS platform (it was previously released for Windows) delivering a deep and intense real-time strategy tit.. Read More.

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Virtual City 2: Paradise Resort

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- Virtual City 2: Paradise Resort

6th Apr 2012 - In the city simulation game genre we have gotten used to game play that has us placing roads and power poles, building power plants, hospitals, schools, and the rest of the infrastructure that a city must have to expand, and spending the bulk of our game play time trying to keep the population happy and growing. Virtual City 2 is not t.. Read More.

The Top Ten Most Challenging Xbox 360 Achievements of All Time (So Far)

The Top Ten Most Challenging Xbox 360 Achievements of All Time (So Far)

4th Apr 2012 - Whether you like them or despise them, the introduction of the Achievement System on Microsoft's Xbox 360 added a new level of competition among gamers that almost never was... You read that correctly -- the powers that be at Microsoft came within a hair's breadth of chucking the Achievement System out because they viewed it as a novel.. Read More.

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- iBomber Defense Pacific

The GU iOS Game of the Week -- iBomber Defense Pacific

31st Mar 2012 - The newest tower-defense style mobile game for iOS from developer Cobra Mobile and publisher Chillingo Ltd. -- iBomber Defense Pacific -- puts players in the role of Commander and places them in charge of organizing the defenses and defensive strategy for a variety of missions covering a wide array of situations that might have been enc.. Read More.