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PlayStation Holiday Preview 09: Assassin's Creed II Impressions (PS3)

By Alex Coulter ()

The first Assassin's Creed was one of the most anticipated titles of 2007, and rightly so. It featured a satisfying blend of action and stealth, three fully realized, gorgeous cities, and a freerunning mechanic that made exploring them a blast. The game's sequel, aptly titled Assassin's Creed 2, doesn't drastically change the formula from the first game, which certainly isn't a bad thing. Read More.

MX vs. ATV Reflex Preview (X360)

By Shawn Snider ()

It's been a couple of years since the last MX vs. ATV entry in 2007, and Rainbow Studios is getting ready to take us off-road once again in their latest entry, Reflex. With THQ opting to ship Baja: Edge of Control last year in place of its annual MX vs. ATV game, it's given the developers at Rainbow Studios an extra year to introduce a number of welcome changes to the series. Read More.

CrimeCraft Impressions (PC)

By Shawn Snider ()

MMO's have always posed a challenge for the modern day game critic. With constantly evolving content, the game is actively changing from day to day, and it's difficult to accurately assess a game that's in this constant state of flux. One needs to not only critique a game in its current state, but also make an educated guess as to how much potential it has moving forward. Read More.

PlayStation Holiday Preview 09: Tony Hawk Ride Impressions (PS3)

By Andrew Sztein ()

If there's one franchise that has grown stagnant, it's the formerly mighty Tony Hawk franchise. As someone who used to await each instalment with bated breath, I've been disappointed by each successive instalment's lack of innovation and forward thinking. Indeed, the franchise lost its way not long after Tony Hawk Underground 2. Read More.

X'09 Canada: Tony Hawk Ride Impressions (X360)

By Christopher Seal ()

Tony Hawk Ride is the newest foray into the skateboarding genre and attempts to do something new by introducing a skateboard peripheral. The skateboard replica that has been created for this game looks very similar to the real thing, minus the wheels. The board senses your movement and actions through the use of 4 sensors located on each side of the board. Read More.

WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW 2010 Preview (X360)

By Daniel Acaba ()

Having spent many hours sitting down with the THQ folks, listening to what they have to say about Smackdown vs. RAW 2010, the latest entry in their high powered series, only one thing can be said - Wow. Many times when you have game series with yearly releases no innovation occurs. Read More.

Captain Blood Impressions (X360)

By Shawn Snider ()

Lower your swords and prepare to be boarded, or get ready to fight until the death. A prediction of glory, or famous last words?

Out of publisher 1C comes a new hack-and-slash release for the Xbox 360 and PC. That game is Captain Blood, and I've only recently had an opportunity to go hands on with a preview build. Read More.

Alan Wake Preview (X360)

By Andrew Sztein ()

After creating two of the most beloved shooters at the turn of the millennium, Remedy Software went silent. While Max Payne and its under appreciated sequel were released more than half a decade ago, gamers have been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for information on their new Xbox 360 exclusive, Alan Wake. Read More.

Borderlands Preview (X360)

By Andrew Sztein ()

Throughout the many booths of E3 2009, you're bound to run into a few games that you've seen in years past. Some look identical, others are given a total overhaul to the point of being unrecognizable. While we were given a quick look at Borderlands last year, its appearance at this year's event surely puts it into the latter category. Read More.