CrimeCraft is an upcoming persistant world shooter looking to give the player a little crime and danger in their life. The basis of the game is a world set in the future when cities have been walled-in to decrease new dangers that have presented themselves due to ecological disasters and a full-on crash of the world economy. Read More.
I am not a boy aged six to 11 years old, nor have I ever been. For this reason, I've always taken children's games as rather boring. Easy. Simple. Ignorable. This is a sin I do not plan on repeating after seeing D3's Secret Saturdays. Read More.
If there's nothing else you can really say about Dante's Inferno, the upcoming video game from EA, there is the fact that nobody could have predicted this game being made. Seriously what sort of mad scientist comes up with the idea to turn a story that basically shaped the Middle Ages mindset as to what Hell was into a video game? Read More.
Open world games certainly have been popular in recent years. A few years ago, before the genre exploded into the sheer mass it has become nowadays, there was a little hidden gem by the name of Mafia. Now, several years after the original has been all but forgotten except by the game's ardent fans, 2K has seen fit to bring the franchise back to the masses in a gritty, realistic open world that fans of mob movies like The Godfather will eat up with jolly enthusiasm. Read More.
We were delighted to hear the announcement at Nintendo's briefing Tuesday morning that a playable demo of The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks would be on the show floor at E3 2009. The massive lineup for the game seemed to indicate that our enthusiasm was well shared across the gaming community. Read More.
As a game journalist you usually can't help but end up with "pet games" as E3 comes up. These are games that you want to follow and learn everything that you can about them because something about the game really speaks to your interests. For myself, an avid fan of all things Obsidian, the pet game of E3 is definitely Alpha Protocol. Read More.
Walking into the sound proofed demo room for Singularity, I had no idea what to expect. I knew the game was from the FPS gurus at Raven soft, and… that's about it. Then the PR agent told me something that becomes the kiss of death for any game for me. Read More.
One of the biggest surprises this E3 was the announcement of the second Left 4 Dead game. Considering the first one has not even celebrated its first birthday, this came as quite a surprise to the gaming community and even gathered a large applause at Microsoft's keynote address. Read More.
Have you gotten bored of the Splinter Cell series in recent iterations? I know I have. Ever since the revolutionary original on the Xbox, the series (for me at least) has been a precipitous decline of complex controls, convoluted storylines, and baffling multiplayer. Read More.
Games have often made claims of being 'interactive movies', but this usually means that you play a bit, watch a cutscene, then play a bit more. If you're lucky, you'll be given the chance to change the ending once, maybe twice. Heavy Rain, a game in development for the PS3 and slated to release at the end of this year. Read More.
Was there a more anticipated game coming in to E3 2009 than 2K's BioShock 2? If there was, I haven't heard of it. We managed to have a sit down with several developers of the game and came away very impressed with the changes to the original's formula. Read More.
Do you feel like playing an action/adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by demons and littered with zombies and the ruins of civilization? No? Well what if you wielded a big ass sword, a huge revolver, and rode around on a fiery horse while exploring the world and carving up demons in every possible way? Read More.
You know, it's amazing no one's thought of this until now. When you really think about it, it's such a natural fit. I'm speaking, of course, of putting Super Smash Bros. style gameplay in the world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read More.
It seems that with every year that passes we get some brand new spin-off to the Shin Megami Tensei titles. Persona, Digital Devil Saga, Devil Summoner… it's impressive how the list goes on. What makes these games work is that while they're part of the same overarching series each of them has their own spin with the premise at work. Read More.
Ya know, I really have to wonder about the mental state of people who are big fans of the Gothic series? Not that it's a bad series, not by any stretch, but the mental fortitude that's required to play through one of these games to completion is staggering. Only having clocked around seven hours of gameplay between the second and third game the sheer beating you receive from even the first enemies can be a life altering experience. Read More.