27th Jun 2011 - The UFC Undisputed games presented mixed martial arts fighting that features Ultimate Fighting Championship properties and fighters, and offered a unique gaming experience that was unlike any other game series extent. Personal Trainer takes that concept a step further by leveraging the power of the Kinect full-motion-sensing contr.. Read More.
27th Jun 2011 - According to The Free Dictionary by Farlex the phrase over-the-top is defined as: o¬∑ver-the-top adj. Exceeding the normal bounds; immoderate; extravagant: "The hotel pours it on. You're in for an over-the-top experience" (Travel & Leisure). Fair enough we suppose, but in November of this year they will likely be forced to edi.. Read More.
24th Jun 2011 - The third game in this PlayStation 3 exclusive series, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, takes protagonist Nathan Drake and his mentor Victor 'Sully' Sullivan around the world in search of a legendary lost city, with a plot that is drawn from the fantastic and epic adventures in archeology of T. E. Lawrence -- Lieutenant Colonel Thomas.. Read More.
24th Jun 2011 - There are unique challenges to creating a video game series, and the process is often more than many games can endure, because they either lack the solidity and the quality of story and environment to support the process, or they are a product of a studio and publisher that lacks the experience to shepherd the games through that proc.. Read More.
14th Jun 2011 - If the title to this PC strategy game sounds vaguely familiar to you it is for good reason -- the game is based upon the book series A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin... As Publishers Weekly sums it up nicely, the premise is simple enough: "In a world where the approaching winter will last four decad.. Read More.
13th Jun 2011 - We arrived at the Activison booth on day 1 looking to see Modern Warfare 3 and Prototype 2, and the first thing we saw was Prototype 2. We went to the desk and they showed us to a theater for the hands-off demo -- where first they described the premise of the game. You are James Heller, a US Marine Sergeant who just arrived back .. Read More.
13th Jun 2011 - Of the 153+ games shown at E3 2011 there was a handful that had the sort of carte blanche that caused massive lines for the demo -- and it quickly reached the point that just getting in line did not mean you would get to demo the game before the show closed for the day -- the lines were THAT long! Fortunately we were able to take a .. Read More.
13th Jun 2011 - Introduction It seems strange to refer to a game from 2002 as an old game -- we remember gaming in 2002 like it was yesterday -- but it really has been almost ten years since we were introduced to Rayne, Mynce, Juergen Wulf, Beliar, and our fledgling steps in Mortton, Louisiana... BloodRayne was set in 1933, in a world in which vamp.. Read More.
10th Jun 2011 - How a games journo handles E3 can tell you a lot about their experience level -- when you see them making the mad dash from their appointment to the press room in order to quickly file copy on the site or with the publication that they work with, you are probably looking at a newbie -- the old hands know better. The mad dash just tires.. Read More.
2nd Jun 2011 - Before we get too far into the many odd but interesting bits that we are pretty much obligated to cover, it would be an idea to point out what this game actually is -- Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is the Freshman Title for the combined efforts of 38 Studios and Big Huge Games. It is a single-player RPG that is structured along c.. Read More.
31st May 2011 - If you are an adult gamer who happens to enjoy cart-racing games, we probably do not have to point out how it can be embarrassing to be seen playing games like Mario Kart, even if they are too fun for words -- so would it surprise you to learn that it was that very embarrassment that was behind the development of this game? If you a.. Read More.
30th May 2011 - There is a logic to covering events like PAX East -- you begin by making lists, and then lists of lists -- until you have planned out the panels you need to cover, the games you must cover, and the games you want to cover. Then you start making appointments with the PR's for those games. Inevitably the top list is made up of the ma.. Read More.
30th May 2011 - Our first look at Guild Wars 2 was provided during the panel at PAX East where -- picture this in your mind -- there was a table set up before a honking huge display screen and, when the lights dimmed to near-dark, a presentation was put on that showed us, among other things, panoramic vistas, heart-stopping structures, and images of.. Read More.
24th May 2011 - The hallowed halls of PAX East were the temporary home of many games, where new opportunities for entertainment were introduced, and where we soon discovered that Orcs Must Die! An upcoming strategy video game in development by Robot Entertainment, Orcs Must Die! is a unique take on the classic tower defense game that eschews the .. Read More.
16th May 2011 - The realm of the First-Person Shooter is so well established as a genre that many previewers and reviewers think that the common elements almost do not merit mentioning, which is why whenever a new game comes out the focus is invariably centered upon what sets that game apart from the others that came before it. That may seem like.. Read More.
10th May 2011 - While the floor at PAX East was packed full of games there are always a few that stand out in your mind. This year they were largely smaller titles that had unique content and appearance, and one of them was the soon-to-be Xbox Live Arcade title The Gunstringer . We first told you about this game in a feature article written at PAX.. Read More.
4th May 2011 - Introduction There is room in our life for new arcade games, oh yes, and when Fallen Frontier is released, the hard decision is going to be whether to get it from Xbox Live Arcade, the PSN Store (assuming it is back online that is), or Steam? On the one hand, if we go with Steam then we can take that puppy on the road with us, makin.. Read More.
3rd May 2011 - Introduction The term "Buzz marketing" is defined as a viral marketing technique that is intended to make each encounter with a consumer appear to be unique and spontaneous -- a personal exchange of information instead of a calculated marketing pitch is the basic description -- and this is usually accomplished through a choreograph.. Read More.
3rd May 2011 - As you likely already realized, EDF: Insect Armageddon is the sequel to the very intense original game, Earth Defense Force 2017 , and if you are worried that it could somehow arrive without the over-the-top too amazing to be believed experience that gave the title that established the series its cult following, well, we can tell you.. Read More.
27th Apr 2011 - Among the plethora of games on display at PAX East there were a few that stood out for reasons other than flashy exhibit space or hot booth babes -- Dragon Nest being one of them -- though in the interest of transparency we should probably mention that one of the stand-out elements of this game that attracted our attention (and reta.. Read More.