Recently, we had a chance to sit down with Adam Gregerson, managing director of Sirius games and the lead designer of Escape from Paradise City. He took us through a build of the first few levels of the game, where we had a chance to go hands on with the upcoming RPG strategy hybrid. Read More.
Previews By Shawn Snider
We recently had an opportunity to check out the next iteration of the Burnout franchise at the E3 Media and Business Summit, and it's clear that Criterion is strongly behind the wheel of this one. Known for its high octane racing, and devastating crash scenes, Burnout Paradise is taking the series in a new direction with a new open-world environment, allowing you to go where you want, when you want, and take on challenges at your leisure. Read More.
The flight action genre hasn't had quite the influx of new games over the past few years like others, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. And while flight action is becoming more of a component of 'modern' games rather then a staple itself (as in Battlefield, World War II Online, etc), it's nice to see an occasional flight action release dedicated to preserving the sheer enjoyment that can be had from the genre. Read More.
Halo, the game is among only a small handful that is widely recognized by both gamers and non-gamers alike. The game commends respect, not necessarily for its technical achievements, but for its massively popular culture and global success. There's no arguing that the single player portion of the Halo series has in the past, been nothing to write home about, but the online modes and various multiplayer options garners it the success that the franchise has achieved. Read More.
Released a few months after the launch of the Xbox 360, Full Auto is the kind of game you can step into for a quick battle with friends, or step online for some destructible racing. And while it had some flaws that detracted from the overall experience (much of the single player mode), Toronto based Pseudo Interactive has taken a lot of the feedback in stride. Read More.
Having recently just stepped off the ice with the X360 edition of 2K's latest NHL release, I had the opportunity to briefly try out the PS3 edition at Sony's PlayStation 3 launch event, and was quite surprised by the feel of the game. To get an overview of the game and its features, check out our full review of the X360 edition, released earlier this year. Read More.
The Rainbow Six franchise has been around for a long time, originally based off the books by Tom Clancy, the series has evolved over the years into a more action-oriented style of play rather than the traditional stealth and strategic combat. This time around, Ubisoft has taken a different approach, going back to the roots of the series. Read More.
I wouldn't exactly consider myself to be camera shy, but yet when it comes to singing in public; it's something I'd typically avoid like the plague. And yet, this is what SCEA's upcoming PS2 release, SingStar Rocks, is playing on. The fifth entry in Sony's Karaoke franchise, SingStar Rocks is another entry that looks to breakthrough in the ever growing music genre, and it could very well turn out to be one of the best party games in recent history. Read More.
Still very early in development, the Rise of Clans expansion is the first for Buka's Hard Truck: Apocalypse. This apocalyptic driving shooter was recently published in North America by CDV, and the expansion is already in the works. We had an opportunity to take a firsthand look at what's in store. Read More.
We recently had an opportunity to sit through a playable presentation of the upcoming Turok release scheduled for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 early next year. Josh Holmes, Studio General Manager of Propaganda Games, the Vancouver developer at the helm of the next Turok release led us through an early demo of the title. Read More.
One of the real treats at E3 this year was the surprising number of new strategy games on the horizon. ANNO 1701 is the third title in the series history, developed and published by Germany-based Sunflowers. The series, having previously sold over 4.4 million copies (primarily in Germany), is an empire-building simulation, with a touch of the real-time strategy genre. Read More.
What better way to be welcomed to the Atari booth at E3 then an exclusive press showing of Alone in the Dark? Atari is bringing back the franchise that essentially started the entire survival horror genre (an awful long time ago), and have put developer Eden Games in the drivers seat. Read More.
The Guild 2 is the successor to the 2002 release, Europa 1400 - The Guild. Set to ship this fall, The Guild 2 is an open-ended medieval lifestyle simulation putting you into a world where you control your destiny and build an empire through your actions. Published by Aspyr and developed by 4 Head Studios, we had an opportunity to take a detailed look into the sequel to The Guild at this year's E3. Read More.
What can be said about Halo 3 that hasn't already? If you're reading this, chances are you've already seen the trailer, which essentially provides the little information everyone has to go on. And yes, that is all of the information the developer has made public to date - so take whatever you read elsewhere with a grain of salt. Read More.
The latest title based on the Agatha Christie series of booths was on display at the Adventure Company's booth at E3 two weeks ago, and I was given an in-depth look at the title. Based on the book of the same name, Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express is the second game in the series from The Adventure Company, following on the heals of their recent release Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None. Read More.