Have you gotten bored of the Splinter Cell series in recent iterations? I know I have. Ever since the revolutionary original on the Xbox, the series (for me at least) has been a precipitous decline of complex controls, convoluted storylines, and baffling multiplayer. Read More.
Previews By Andrew Sztein
Was there a more anticipated game coming in to E3 2009 than 2K's BioShock 2? If there was, I haven't heard of it. We managed to have a sit down with several developers of the game and came away very impressed with the changes to the original's formula. Read More.
You know, it's amazing no one's thought of this until now. When you really think about it, it's such a natural fit. I'm speaking, of course, of putting Super Smash Bros. style gameplay in the world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read More.
When I first heard that I would be covering an event for an Ultimate Fighting Championship game, I wasn't quite sure what to expect.
I figured if you've played one UFC game, you've played them all. Thankfully, at THQ's event preceding UFC 97 in Montreal, I had a chance to try the game hands-on and was proven very wrong. Read More.
It's been a long while since it's been worth getting excited over a Sonic game. You know, I could be smug considering I grew up as a Super NES kid, putting all my support behind a certain portly plumber. However, Sonic's tragic decline from premier gaming mascot to near irrelevancy has been nothing short of astonishing. Read More.
After what was arguably one of the strongest (well, critically anyway) franchises of the previous hardware generation, the Prince of Persia series was one that didn't really need much of a reboot to be successful. Still, here we are, with a brand new Prince of Persia title, and it's taking the series in a shocking new direction. Read More.
How does one go about describing a game like LittleBigPlanet? There's certainly nothing else like it in any medium. What Sony is touting as the next big thing may very well come to pass, as LittleBigPlanet gives players power over the game world unlike any wielded by a controller, DualShock or otherwise. Read More.
I have good news for those hardcore gamers whose Wiis have been gathering dust as casual game after casual game continue to flood the poor waggle machine. Madworld is on its way, and this M rated beauty is as hardcore as it gets. Read More.
Joining the ranks of the Halo franchise as one of Microsoft's golden Xbox eggs, Gears of War 2 is easily one of the most anticipated games of the year. At this year's X'08 show in Toronto, we sat down with the artist formerly known as CliffyB to get some hands on time with both the single and multiplayer modes. Read More.
Ever since Killzone 2 was demoed at E3 2005, skeptics and fans alike have been clamouring for proof that the pre-rendered video on display was actually possible. After getting some hands on time with the game at E3 2008, we can say that Guerrilla software has managed to come closer to that lofty goal than anybody could have possibly imagined. Read More.
Star Wars and I have always had something of a love-hate relationship. The truly great titles in the franchise such as Tie Fighter and Knights of the Old Republic stand tall in comparison to the best of the films. Conversely, the worst of the games are such a big load of bantha poodoo that it makes me long for JarJar Binks' mind numbing voice just for a change of pace. Read More.
Those who are fortunate enough to have grown up with the original Nintendo Entertainment System are bound to have played Tecmo Bowl. The series was the game that originally put video game football on the map, and this was before John Madden stuck his ugly mug on every EA football game. Read More.
Ever since the release of Will Wright's seminal Sim City franchise in the 1980's, the gaming public has been infatuated with the sandbox joys of building a city from the ground up, watching it grow into a metropolis, and then smashing it to the ground with a variety of disasters. Read More.
While wandering the halls of this year's E3, it became quickly apparent that everyone and their sister is jumping on the musical games bandwagon. While Rock Band was the only option for a full band experience at this time last year, this year we saw no less than a half dozen music games set to replicate the band experience on various platforms. Read More.
Let's not mince words. NHL 2K8 was pretty lousy hockey game. Luckily, this year 2K Sports has seen fit to reboot the franchise, instead of letting the series flounder under the weight of the competition for another year. Best of all, Wii puckheads will finally have a hockey title to play on their little waggle machines, and guess what? Read More.