One thing you've gotta love from a game developer is blunt honesty. So when a developer basically tells you that gravity can go toss off, they've got a game to make you know you're in for something good. Enter Nail'd, the offspring of your average ATV game and the Wipeout series. Read More.
The beginning of Nintendo's press conference did not begin quietly, with Miyamoto himself demoing the new Legend of Zelda game, to great applause. Dubbed The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, it looks to do what many fans argued that Twilight Princess should've: give the player a connection to Link through the Wiimote. Read More.
I've largely given up on shooters in recent years. I've lost count of WWII shooters on store shelves. There was a bit of novelty to be found in the horror angle for a while, but that's rapidly getting polluted too. The futuristic flavour taunted variety by introducing all sorts of weapons and ammo, but in the end, if it expels a lot of stuff, packs a punch and is only good at short range, it's still a bloody shotgun. Read More.
The Need for Speed franchise has had its share of criticism over the years, largely because of its lack of consistency from one title to the next. From the uber-arcade racer NFS: Nitro to the realistic driving simulator NFS: ProStreet, the franchise has been all over the racing spectrum and won't sit still long enough to form a dedicated fan base. Read More.
I was looking forward to getting a glimpse at the new Witcher title, as I had enjoyed the previous one, but also heard much of the criticism directed to it. I was interested to see how they could change the formula to keep it interesting, and I came away thinking that this Witcher 2 might be heads above its predecessor. Read More.
How does the words trade simulator make you feel? If that right there doesn't get your interest then it's time to move on because the game we're looking at here is aimed squarely at those who have an interest in this sort of thing. Gaming Minds, a group of German developers who are ex-Ascaron employees, are hoping to pull people into a rather unique gaming experience with this title. Read More.
One surprising addition to the show this year was a massive booth by E3 newbie Trion Worlds. I'd normally take a crack at their otherwise obvious attempt to compensate for something, but they really weren't. Though only showcasing two games, much of E3's PC chatter was centered on one of them: End of Nations. Read More.
Much like the other Warhammer 40,000 game at E3 this year, Dark Millennium didn't have a real demo, just a really awesome trailer and Joe Madureira himself hanging around. Not just a talented artist he is also one of the men behind the formation of Vigil Studios, the guys behind the recently released Darksiders. Read More.
With another E3 comes another Madden game. As one of the biggest EA Sports franchises, this year's iteration doesn't plan to change the Madden formula all that much, especially since last year's game was so well received. However, EA Tiburon has implemented a number of improvements that hope to make the game "simpler, quicker, and deeper" in order to make it more accessible for newcomers, and exciting for long time vets. Read More.
One of the main titles that Ubisoft has been putting a lot of its weight behind this year at E3 is Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Much was being shown of what the game would be like, with an awesome cinematic trailer playing all over and even some single player game footage being demonstrated. Read More.
For many of the crew at GamingExcellence, Dead Space has become one of the preeminent horror franchises in all of video gaming. Couple a gritty Alien-esque Sci-Fi setting with a strong storyline and intelligent scares, and it's easy to see why the newest scary kid on the block has so fully captured the imagination of horror fans. Read More.
At first I was thinking it was strange for us to be given a video tutorial before we got a chance to play Bulletstorm. Usually for a playable demo, I am just sat down and can just go nuts with the game. However, Bulletstorm is not your typical first-person shooter. Read More.
Sid Meier's Civilization series has been at the forefront of turn-based strategy games for nearly two decades. With the recent success of Civilization Revolution on the consoles, many PC gamers were worried that their beloved franchise had deserted them. Well, fear not hardcore Civ fans, as the PC exclusive Civilization V is on its way, and it is looking awesome. Read More.
There is a lot of low quality free to play games out on the market. They're all fairly simple graphically, have incredibly simple mechanics and are just on the bland side. Lately there has been a movement to make them far more action packed, giving them the feel of a third person hack and slash more than any MMORPG. Read More.
The Force Unleashed was the fastest selling Star Wars game ever, and it was with good reason. The game promised much and it delivered. We got Force powers that were over-the-top in nature. The Force Push in the game blew Stormtroopers across the room like ragdolls. Read More.