Nicholas Bale

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Lost Dimension Preview (PS3)

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Lost Dimension seeks to add a few twists into the strategy RPG genre - defer attacks to team mates, balance powerful abilities with costs to sanity, and ferret out traitors amongst your ranks. Though this preview can't go into what goes on beyond the second floor, what I did experience showed some promise, though time will tell if it can come through in the full product. Read More.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Preview (PS3)

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With the release date of the highly anticipated third part of the Deus Ex franchise just around the corner, a number of journalists were flown from around the US (and me, taking a train from Ottawa), to Montreal to see first hand the final version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Read More.

E3 2011: Serious Sam: Double D Preview (PC)

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In a comfy hotel lounge, I got to check out the latest in the Serious Sam indie collection: Double D. This sidescrolling addition brings a lot of action, a lot of enemies, and a pile of guns. Literally a stack of guns. Did I mention there's gun stacking? Read More.

E3 2011: Serious Sam 3: BFE (PC)

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Serious Sam is not a complicated series. You shoot things that come at you, then you shoot them some more, then more things come at you and you shoot them, and then you go to the next area to find more things to shoot, and possibly blow up if you are so inclined. Read More.

E3 2011: XCOM Preview (PC)

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It's hard to update one of the most popular strategy titles to ever come out on the PC. Various attempts have been made, some decent, some poor, but as far as I know, none have reached the level of popularity that the original had. The developers of the newly-rebooted X-COM have decided to sidestep this minefield, and instead created a pseudo-strategic first-person shooter, instead of a duplicate of the original. Read More.

E3 2011: Hitman: Absolution Preview (PS3)

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Behind closed doors, members of the press were given a sneak peak into the return of Agent 47, the skilled assassin from the Hitman series. The last game came out in 2006, so there's a lot of time for the developers to learn what works for the series and what doesn't. Read More.