Andrew Sztein

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X'07 Canada: Rock Band Impressions (X360)

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Harmonix as a developer has produced some of the most beloved musical rhythm games of the past few years. Frequency, Karaoke Revolution, Amplitude, and of course, Guitar Hero are all the brain children of these talented and musically inclined designers. Starting this holiday season, they will be combining these franchises in a way you've never seen before in their new game; Rock Band. Read More.

X'07 Canada: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Impressions (X360)

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One of the great success stories to come out of the video game industry in recent years is that of Guitar Hero. Using an innovative plastic guitar controller with five fret buttons at the neck of the guitar, and a strum key at the base, wannabe rockers no longer needed to undergo such annoyances as actually learning to play the guitar in order to rock out. Read More.

X'07 Canada: Lost Odyssey Impressions (X360)

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When Microsoft announced that they were partnering up with Hironobu Sakaguchi and his new development studio, Mistwalker, Xbox fans let out a collective cheer. After all, Sakaguchi-san is the genius who unleashed the monumentally popular Final Fantasy franchise to millions of gamers worldwide. Read More.

X'07 Canada: Devil May Cry 4 Impressions (X360)

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Back in the early days of the PlayStation 2, Capcom released a little gem by the name of Devil May Cry. It was a game that made no apologies about its hardcore challenge; bone-crunching violence; and demon slaying protagonist with a big attitude. A mediocre sequel and an awesome but way-too-hard sequel were both released in the years since. Read More.

X'07 Canada: Halo 3 Hands-On Preview (X360)

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Millions of gamers around the world are breathlessly awaiting the latest chapter in their favorite Xbox saga. So after some hands on time with the latest Halo 3 single player build at X'07 Canada, how does it stack up? It's a complicated question. If you aren't expecting a giant leap forward in overall gameplay, then you will be unquestionably pleased with what plays very much like Halo 2. Read More.