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.
Previews By Andrew Sztein
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.
Opting not to partake in the official E3 festivities this year, Activision held a media event the first night of the show, and had a few big titles to present. One of the revealed titles was the new James Bond game: Quantum of Solace based on the upcoming film of the same name. Read More.
When Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 was released a few years ago, it was nothing short of the revelation that the fledging World War II shooter genre needed. Instead of playing as a single solider ready to take down the entire Nazi Regime, players were forced to tactically map out the battlefield, use real military tactics, and most of all, trust in the man next to you. Read More.
Since the Halo series of FPS titles was announced as a trilogy, fans constantly pondered what was next for the series. Microsoft was not about to let its most profitable franchise lay dormant, and announced a radical shift for the formerly fast paced shooter game. Read More.
For the past few years, Activision has had a golden egg by the name of the Call of Duty series. However, unlike the disappointing Call of Duty 3 of two years ago, this new Treyarch developed title seems much closer in quality to last year's superlative Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Read More.
At the Activision Showcase in Los Angeles on July 14th, no punches were pulled and all the stops were pulled out in the reveal of Guitar Hero World Tour, the latest in the mega popular franchise. Read More.
Xbox gamers looking for a Diablo-style hack and slash game needn't wait much longer to get their fix. Sacred 2 is coming to an Xbox 360 near you, and holds the distinction of being the first game that CDV is publishing on a console after years of staying exclusive to the PC market. Read More.
At a CDV press event in San Francisco California, CDV Software was gracious enough to take us through the latest Sacred 2 build, including a detailed run through on the multiplayer aspects of this anticipated title. Read More.
The Golden Compass is poised to be a huge money maker for New Line pictures this holiday season. Every since the Lord of the Rings made millions at the box-office and at the merchandise rack, everyone's been looking for their next big fantasy fix. Where ever you can find a lucrative movie franchise, a video game is sure to follow. Read More.
Since the PSP is pretty even with the PS2 in terms of power, it seemed only a matter of time until Sony brought their flagship beat-em-up franchise to their fledging handheld system. How does Kratos and company survive the transition to the PSP? After our playtime at the PlayStation Holiday Preview Event in Toronto earlier this month, we can say that God of War has made the trip quite well. Read More.
Many gamers around the world know Naughty Dog as the studio who created the original PlayStation mascot, Crash Bandicoot. However, Naughty Dog has grown up, and if they have it their way, you'll now remember them for the adventures of Nathan Drake as he pursues the lost treasure of El Dorado. Read More.
Hurricane force winds and heavy rain beats down on your helicopter as it circles around a cargo ship. Your commander calmly puffs on a cigar as you survey the deck of the ship, which is crawling with a crew that is transporting a frightening nuclear device. The helicopter hovers over the deck as you and your squad put on you masks and slide down a rope onto the slippery deck below. Read More.
What if war were more like a video game? What if a video game was more like war? This is a fundamental question that drives Ubisoft's new PS3 shooter, Haze. We had a chance to put this exciting new shooter through its paces at the PlayStation Holiday Preview Event, and came away quite impressed with its unique mechanics and storyline. Read More.