Liana Kerzner

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God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Preview (PS3)

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The easiest thing to judge is that the God of War: Ascension multiplayer looks, sounds, and plays beautifully. There is no perceivable lag, even on my relatively crappy internet connection, which is especially amazing seeing as betas usually data mine every second of gameplay. If the rest of the game delivers at this level, it’ll be a great product. Read More.

E3 2012: Resident Evil 6 Preview (X360)

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Resident Evil fans are a patient lot. Admittedly, the first game on the original Playstation was only the second videogame to ever give me nightmares. Since then, however, the series plodded along through some fairly horrendous diversions until it got to Resident Evil 4. Read More.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Impressions (X360)

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At the end of a very busy week in Toronto gaming events, I (and my liver) headed down to another fancy pants event by Ubisoft to check out some multiplayer gameplay for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Ubisoft had a tough sell where I was concerned: I was tired, demoed out, and I'd given up on Ghost Recon 2 because I got frustrated by the squad AI. Read More.

E3 2011: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Preview (PS3)

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Too many kids games are shovelware, and what they're shoveling isn't dirt. They're also prohibitively expensive, now that all three major console makers are turning their eye to the kiddie market. Therefore, hardcore gaming sites like GamingExcellence don't tend to give priority to previewing them. Read More.

E3 2011: Rage Impressions (X360)

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Rage was, well, the rage, at last year's E3. This year, it was one of the few fully playable demos in the Bethesda booth. It's the first year in a while that there hasn't been something Fallout-related present, but the similarities to Rage's sister shooter are impossible to ignore. Read More.

E3 2011: Gears of War 3 Preview (X360)

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It's first thing in the morning at day 2 of E3, and Cliff Bleszinski is hung over. There is none of his usual swagger, bombast, or shrewd industry analysis. Instead, what we're greeted with is a weary pride that his team's populist gaming masterpiece is nearing completion. Read More.

E3 2011: Mass Effect 3 Preview (X360)

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Led by Executive Producer Casey Hudson, we packed into a small room tighter than servicemen on a submarine to get a glimpse at one of the hottest draws at E3, Mass Effect 3. As the demo opens, the Reapers have invaded the Earth, and there's something skin-crawlingly sinister about the ships descending on the planet -- they look like giant robotic versions of the thing that crawled in Chekov's ear in Wrath of Khan. Read More.

E3 2011: Dead Island Impressions (PC)

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That Dead Island is unlike anything most gamers will have ever encountered is undeniable. What is to be determined is if that's a good thing. It looks like Left 4 Dead in the tropics. So you are instantly, instinctually driven to play it like Left 4 Dead in the tropics. Read More.

Crackdown 2 Preview (X360)

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"A big part of this game is being a tit."

These words came straight from the lips of James Cope, Producer of Crackdown 2. The Ruffian employee looked like he'd had more than a few rough nights completing the title, which might explain his delightfully refreshing candor. Read More.

Halo: Reach Preview (X360)

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Bungie gambles slightly with its tried-and-true formula, but has worked in a kill switch in case fans think it sucks.

Chalk this one up in the "it seemed like a good idea at the time" column. Of course I was curious about the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta. Read More.

Alan Wake Preview (X360)

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After five years of suspense, the first look at Alan Wake says much, but leaves many questions too.

A week after showing up to a Splinter Cell press conference with Michael Ironside dressed as a giant Thundercat - in my defence, it was at a comic book convention - I received an invite to see a preview of Alan Wake. Read More.