In retrospect, it was truly a recipe for disaster. Hosting a gaming event (in this case X'11) on one of the hottest days of the year, fill it with nerds both in and out of shape, and fill the halls with the next wave of motion controlled titles for Microsoft's controllerless Kinect sensor. Read More.
Previews By Andrew Sztein
One of the first things that Gearbox president Randy Pitchford said to me and the crowd at Sega's booth before the impressive demo of Aliens: Colonial Marines at E3 rang very true. "Myself and a lot of other game developers have been ripping off Aliens our whole careers," he said. Read More.
Okay, so Formula One isn't the most popular sport in the world here in Canada, but elsewhere in the world, Formula One reigns supreme. This much is apparent from the last title's 84 Metacritic score (the same as the mighty Gran Turismo 5) and the fact that it held the number one worldwide sales spot above the platinum selling Halo Reach. Read More.
Usually when I preview a title, which I've done over a hundred times at this point, I mention the visuals at the end with a small blurb about how good or needing improvement the graphics are. Read More.
One of the sometimes frustrating aspects of covering games in today's day and age is how seriously the industry takes itself in the never-ending struggle for utmost realism. Fortunately, some developers, such as Volition, have taken modern physics and graphics tech, and applied them to an out and out Bugs Bunny cartoon set in a huge open world. Read More.
There are few titles at this year's E3 that had us more excited than the prospect of trying out the sequel to 2009's sublime superhero surprise, Batman: Arkham Asylum. With a great combat engine, superb graphics, and a story penned by none other than Batman comics scribe Paul Dini, one would have to question how the developers at Rocksteady would be able to improve on the experience. Read More.
When it comes to THQ, there's a few crown jewels in their crown of franchises, but few have delivered the destructive goods for over a decade. Red Faction is that franchise. After a fun but flawed excursion into open world Mars in Guerilla, Red Faction is returning to its more linear roots with its sequel, Armageddon. Read More.
I'll get this out in the open right now; I'm not much into the Warhammer scene. Therefore, if I misspell a certain race's name or get some minor detail from the game's universe wrong, feel free to bombard my email with hate messages. What I definitely am, however, is a fan of shooters, and playing through four chapters of the upcoming action title's campaign would have proved a fun time for any shooter fan. Read More.
Stop me if you've heard this since the advent of motion controlled gaming. With (piece of software) and (piece of motion sensing hardware) together, you'll be able to work out, gain real results, and have fun while doing it. I don't know about you, but my experience with most fitness games was that they provided minimal results, coupled with minimal fun. Read More.
You may surprised to hear that out of all of THQ's venerable franchises, MX vs. ATV is the publisher's most successful franchise. At 100 million units sold, MX vs. ATV is responsible for more sales than the WWE Smackdown Series, UFC Undisputed, Red Faction, and games within the Warhammer franchise. Read More.
One of the more pleasant surprises of this generation was Red Faction Guerilla, an open world shooter set on Mars that allowed to to destroy nearly any building with a variety of interesting tools. Competing with your friends to see who could cause the most destruction was easily one of the best enjoyable parts of the game. Read More.
At the recent PlayStation Holiday Preview event in Toronto, tucked away in the deep recesses of the upper floor, were six kiosks networked together to give a hands on for a unique multiplayer experience. The booth may have been hard to find, but the impact was heard loud and clear. Read More.
Last week we took a look at the new Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 single player additions to the franchise. This time, we're taking a look at what's on tap for those who want to play with friend and foe alike both on the couch, online, and in the ring. Read More.
The day before wrestling's biggest superstars hit the apron for the Hell in the Cell pay per view in Dallas Texas, we were lucky enough to fight a few matches of our own with the final build of WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2011 and came away quite excited to jump into the ring with several of the new features on both the single player and online portions of the title. Read More.
Most twenty-something gamers will tell you the same thing: They grew up with Mortal Kombat. I know I sure did. From the original bloodless version on the SNES, to the fast paced sequel that sucked up all my quarters as a kid, to the weird third instalment, MK was all the rage in the early to late nineties. Read More.