With the overwhelming success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare back in 2007, the near-future FPS genre exploded in popularity, producing several clones and copies. With generic first-person shooters being pumped out and sold for full retail price, it's nice to see a developer break the mold, if only slightly. Read More.
Previews By Alex Coulter
When BioWare announced that they were making a Star Wars MMORPG instead of Knights of the Old Republic 3, there was a bit of a mixed response. On the one hand, people were excited for a proper, AAA Star Wars MMO. On the other hand, fans of the original KOTOR were upset that their beloved series would turn into a pointless grind fest and time sink. Read More.
Canadian developer Artificial Mind and Movement has made some pretty cutesy games over the years, from Disney movie games, to multiple High School Musical titles. And at first glance, the developer's newest title, Naughty Bear, appears to be following in the same happy, child-friendly footsteps. Read More.
It's been over ten years since the original Driver drifted onto Sony's Playstation, offering players four huge, open-world cities to explore by car. As the series progressed, however, each game became more and more ambitious, focusing less on driving and more on run-and-gun gameplay. Read More.
2K Marin has had some recent success in the emerging genre of narrative-driven first-person shooters with the BioShock games, and it looks like they hope to carry that momentum into their reboot of the XCOM series. Taking place in the 1950's, the supposed "Golden Age" of the USA, XCOM hopes to tell a story about the terrors of the unknown. Read More.
With another E3 comes another Madden game. As one of the biggest EA Sports franchises, this year's iteration doesn't plan to change the Madden formula all that much, especially since last year's game was so well received. However, EA Tiburon has implemented a number of improvements that hope to make the game "simpler, quicker, and deeper" in order to make it more accessible for newcomers, and exciting for long time vets. Read More.
Sid Meier's Civilization series has been at the forefront of turn-based strategy games for nearly two decades. With the recent success of Civilization Revolution on the consoles, many PC gamers were worried that their beloved franchise had deserted them. Well, fear not hardcore Civ fans, as the PC exclusive Civilization V is on its way, and it is looking awesome. Read More.
StarCraft fans are a patient bunch. It's been twelve, long years since the innovative RTS invaded computers across the world in March of 1998… back in a time when the threat of Y2K was ever looming, and the Winter Olympics were being held in Nagano. Since then, Blizzard has not only released Diablo II and it's expansion, but a total of five Warcraft titles as well. Read More.
One of the most intriguing games showcased at this year's Sony annual Holiday Preview event in Toronto was Pandemic's The Saboteur, the shooter set almost entirely in black and white. Taking place during the Nazi invasion of France, one quick glance reveals that this isn't your typical World War II shooter. Read More.
When the first God of War was released back in 2005 for the PlayStation 2, the world was introduced to one of the most badass video game characters ever: Kratos - the God-killing, blade-flinging, menage-a-trois-having Spartan who had an unquenchable thirst for revenge. Read More.
The first Assassin's Creed was one of the most anticipated titles of 2007, and rightly so. It featured a satisfying blend of action and stealth, three fully realized, gorgeous cities, and a freerunning mechanic that made exploring them a blast. The game's sequel, aptly titled Assassin's Creed 2, doesn't drastically change the formula from the first game, which certainly isn't a bad thing. Read More.
Illidan the Betrayer has fallen, and with the recent defeat of Kil'Jaeden, the Burning Legion stands leaderless. Who is left to challenge the heroes of Azeroth? Why, the Lich King himself, of course! Raiding has been a staple of end game mmo's for years now, and the second expansion of the mega popular World of Warcraft doesn't plan to change that - it plans to perfect it. Read More.
Many a gamers were plenty ecstatic when Blizzard unveiled Diablo III earlier this year in Paris, France at their World Wide Invitational. At this year's BlizzCon, Blizzard offered gamers the first chance to try out the mega developer's newest project, and witness the power of the third playable class: the wizard. Read More.
With the release of World of Warcraft's second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, less than a month away, it's understandable why there are nearly twelve million gamers excited for November 13th. Northrend is offering a lot more than just a new class and 10 levels of experience to it's massive fan base. Read More.