27th Apr 2011 - The third game in the Deus Ex Series, Human Revolution is a prequel to the original game which was set in a world in which body augmentation is used to give some humans almost superhuman powers through the use of nanotech biology. Human Revolution depicts the technological bridge-point for the pre-nanotech era during which augmentat.. Read More.
20th Apr 2011 - The first five minutes of play as we demo'd Child of Eden were plagued with a very strong feeling of Déjà vu -- it was impossible to shake, but our conviction that this was a new title and that we had not played if before nearly overpowered the rational side of the brain that said, in effect, yes we had. Thinking back I did not .. Read More.
19th Apr 2011 - The third installment in the series, Gears of War 3 was developed by Epic Games and is published by Microsoft Game Studios as a platform-exclusive title for the Xbox 360 gaming console. Gears 3 was originally scheduled for an April 2011 release, but due to production delays, was rescheduled for release on September 20th, 2011 in .. Read More.
13th Apr 2011 - In the official announcement of the game on its website, TimeGate Studio CEO Adel Chaveleh made it clear that Section 8: Prejudice would be a unique game in several ways -- first that it would be a full-length, full-feature sequel to the original, but priced at just $14.99 US / 1200 Microsoft Points, and second, that it would be a di.. Read More.
12th Apr 2011 - Toy Soldiers: Cold War is the sequel to the original game Toy Soldiers (2010) developed by Signal Studios and published by Microsoft for Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) that put the gamer in control of the British Expeditionary Forces in the trenches of World War I France -- actually an army of miniature toy soldiers on a World War I model.. Read More.
5th Apr 2011 - Mortal Kombat 2011 was one of the games at PAX East that did not present as a hands-off preview, which goes a long way towards explaining why the lines for it were very long and the gamers in queue very excited. We had an appointment of course, so we discretely skirted the lines and met up with our host, who whisked us to a demo con.. Read More.
4th Apr 2011 - El Shaddai (Hebrew: אל שדי) is generally accepted to be one of the Judaic names of God, and strictly translated means 'God Almighty.' Of course like much of the language of that long ago era, there is no simple definition because invariably it finds itself appearing throughout the cultures and th.. Read More.
4th Apr 2011 - The phrase Film Noir is French for "Black Film" and is a cinematic term used to describe the type of films created with a low-key black-and-white visual style, most notably crime dramas created in the period spanning from the early 1940's to the late 1950's in Hollywood, an era that is now known as the film noir period. These films.. Read More.
29th Mar 2011 - The theater at PAX East was packed with gamers looking for their first solid fix of id Software's upcoming FPS behemoth, Rage. As we sat there waiting for the show to begin on yet another hands-off demo of a video game that we already knew we wanted very badly to play, we could not help but make a few observations as we took in the cro.. Read More.
28th Mar 2011 - Background The original game that established the series -- Portal -- is a single-player puzzle-platformer developed by Valve Corporation that was released as part of The Orange Box bundle for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 on October 9, 2007, and eventually becoming so popular that it was released as a standalone retail product on Apr.. Read More.
24th Mar 2011 - The Call of Juarez series was one of several game series that helped to re-establish the Western as a legitimate -- and popular -- setting for video games. The Western-themed first-person shooters of the series were widely accepted by both gamers and critics/reviewers, though a valid point was made with respect to Bound in Blood hav.. Read More.
24th Mar 2011 - Introduction Battleblock Theater is a co-operative / competitive platformer video game created by Behemoth Studios -- the same blokes who brought us Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers -- and its premise is based around a mysterious character named Hatty who has kidnapped the player's friends, and it is up to the player to rescue them.. Read More.
17th Mar 2011 - Introduction Bastion is a beautifully executed Action/RPG game that demonstrates how much that a willing developer can accomplish when they invest time and effort. What they ended up with here is a game that is so stunning you can hardly believe it is a game. Bastion is a narrative driven adventure that features an innovative ta.. Read More.
16th Mar 2011 - Red Faction: Armageddon is one of those games where you have to explain the setup, because there is a huge gap between this game, and the previous game, that is filled by a different form of media altogether. Armageddon is the fourth game in the series, but it is not a direct sequel to the third game, Red Faction: Guerrilla (2009)... Read More.
15th Mar 2011 - Swarm was one of the surprises of PAX East 2011, a game that by its description sounds a lot less interesting and fun than it actually is. The star of the game is the 50 fearless Swarmites that the player directly controls -- a lemming-like group whose only power is to work together to attain their goals, and die. And they die a lo.. Read More.
15th Mar 2011 - The latest game in the Lego Star Wars Video Game Series, Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars 3D is based upon the currently running Clone Wars animated TV series, and features characters and missions from the television series as well as characters from the original Star Wars saga. Scheduled to release as a launch title for the Nintend.. Read More.
14th Mar 2011 - The Pokemon Trading Card Game is a table top card game in which Trainers build decks using various strategies and compete against other Trainers, and has long been a staple at the regional, national, and international Pokemon tournaments and events held by Nintendo, but until now, playing the game always meant being in the same geograph.. Read More.
14th Mar 2011 - The aisles at PAX East were a mixture of motions -- fast on the part of the folks moving from exhibit to exhibit, slow on the part of the folks who have queued up to actually visit one of those exhibits -- and at 2K's Duke Nukem exhibit the queue was long and it provided empirical definition for the word "slow" perfectly. But nobody .. Read More.
13th Mar 2011 - You cannot begin a preview of The Darkness II without first touching upon the original game to which it is the sequel: The Darkness (2007). Faithfully based upon a comic book of the same name, The Darkness brought a measure of horror and macabre to the screen that was never outdone -- until we saw the demo and played the preview levels.. Read More.
12th Mar 2011 - Brink might be described as just another post-apocalyptic shooter with a deep story line and wide selection of weapons and tactics, and that would be an accurate and useful description -- and totally miss the point of the game. Judging any video game requires not only an assessment of its entertainment value and how well it lives up to.. Read More.