E3 this year was sorely missing a certain somebody that would be very important to Warhammer 40k fans everywhere: a representative from Relic Entertainment. In their place some really impressive Warhammer guests joined us; a big ol' Ultramarine, his World Eaters nemesis and an Ork. Read More.
One of the more pleasant surprises of E3 2010 was the announcement of Portal 2. Being huge fans of the original game, we were thrilled to get a 15 minute demo of the game at Valve's booth. While the game missed out some of our prestigious awards for the show that doesn't mean you should be dissuaded from the hype. Read More.
Going into E3 this year there was very little information on Quantum Theory.
We now know a bit about the plot, with deals with a living black metal called Erosion that's destroying the world, and that you'd control two characters who explore a gigantic tower. Read More.
It's pretty obvious that by even coming this far into the preview those reading this already know what they're getting into but let's do a quick bit of history for the newbies. Etrian Odyssey is a throwback to the good old days of adventure gaming. You create a party of new meat, explore a dungeon (complete with making your own map using the touch screen) and get killed. Read More.
The spy MMO shooter is now in its third year showing at the Sony Online booth, but we were finally treated to a hands-on demo. While last year's demo showcased the spying and storyline aspects of the PvE side of the game, this round highlights the PvP multiplayer that made the Unreal Engine such a contender. Read More.
Fallout 3 was definitely a love it or hate it sort of game. Many of the fans of the original two games decried it before it even released, first for the different developer and then for the change to first person perspective. Then when the game was released many were unimpressed with the fairly loose gun mechanics and the drab environments (because the nuclear apocalypse was meant to leave the land colorful). Read More.
As one of the most anticipated games of E3 amongst the hardcore crowd, Epic had its work cut out for itself with their preview of Gears of War 3. Fortunately, while the game seems to be an evolution, not revolution of the Gears' formula, there's plenty new here to excite any Gears fan, and perhaps entice a new fan or two to the party. Read More.
Ten years ago, a little RTS that could was released to extreme critical acclaim and valiantly went up against heavy hitters like Red Alert and Warcraft to carve its own little niche for itself. That game was Shogun: Total War, and after spawning an entire series spanning various time periods and conflicts throughout human history, the series is returning to its roots with Shogun 2: Total War. Read More.
Castlevania in 3D has not always been given a warm welcome from fans. Symphony of the Night has always been a staple for most gamers to bring up in conversation. However, Konami and Hideo Kojima are hoping to change all of that with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Read More.
Bungie is closing in on the finishing line for their input on the Halo series. What they started years ago on the original Xbox is about to wrap up with a prequel which although they weren't stating, they did seem rather unwilling to dismiss the notion that Reach might somehow wrap up the events of Halo 3 (Master Chief just drifting in space alone). Read More.
Last year's the Conduit was one of a few select titles that proved that compelling first person shooter experiences were possible on Nintendo's little waggle machine that could. The game wasn't without its flaws, but clearly was successful enough to warrant a sequel, that we got our grubby little Canadian mitts in the South Hall at E3 2010. Read More.
Don't let the name fool you, this is close to a Contra 5 that we're going to get for the time being. Borrowing the subtitle from the Genesis classic Contra: Hard Corps, our hands on time confirmed to us yet again that the Contra series is the go to franchise for vintage run and gun action. Read More.
"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.
MMA has become one of the fastest growing sports in North America, and the UFC is leading the way. Thus, it's no surprise to see MMA games gaining popularity. With THQ's Undisputed series entering its sophomore season and set to face off against a new unlicensed offering by EA, we recently had an opportunity to explore THQ's 2010 entry in-depth and check out some of the new features and improvements over last years debut release. Read More.
What a strange long road its been for Remedy Games and their long time coming opus: Alan Wake. Believe it or not, the game has actually gone gold after five long years of development. We were privileged to get a personal hands-on tour of Alan Wake's fractured existence in the latest build of the game, being pressed onto those shiny little discs as I write this. Read More.