Personally speaking my favorite part of E3 is the games that you just don't see coming. Whether they're small titles that were only announced a short time ago or they're brand new games being announced this is what I generally look forward to the most. So stepping into the Quantum Conundrum theater at the Square-Enix booth was a really exciting thing for me and it has more than paid off as this is one of my favorite games at E3 2012. Read More.
If you're a hockey fan like me, the hyperbole being spouted forth by EA Sports' marketing team is absolutely deafening. While the company is fully committing to an all out marketing blitz like allowing the fans to vote for the cover athlete and claiming that the new additions to this years' game is the "gamechanger" we've all been hoping for, the developers have been quietly and surely making some very impressive improvements to their premier hockey simulation. Read More.
Naturally, with the pending release of the Wii-U, Nintendo is making sure some of their iconic characters will have their own title for the new system. The New Super Mario Bros. Wii-U is exactly what you'd expect of a Mario game with some new editions to bring out the features of the console. Read More.
With the 1.9 patch coming in just a few weeks Rift fans have a lot to look forward to as it is. But that's small beans compared to what Storm Legion is going to bring along with it when it launches in Fall of this year. We're not just talking about a few new zones and quests, no Trion gives us that every time they release an update. Read More.
When Metro 2033 landed on consoles in 2010 it was a fairly divisive experience. Some of us here at GamingExcellence loved the heck out of it while others really didn't care much for the game. This was pretty easily represented in the gaming community at large with some being more enamored with the setting and experience enough that they got over some of the. Read More.
Omerta: City of Gangsters is a unique look at taking over a city at the height of Prohibition during the Roaring 20's. You, as the main character and controller of a gang, get to decide the best way to expand your mob's territory in this city simulator that takes place in Atlantic City. Read More.
It takes a lot for me to get excited over a real time strategy game. As a lapsed fan of the genre who hasn't played one since the original Starcraft, I tended to find the genre more frustrating than fun, especially when playing Blizzard's takes on the genre that dealt more with resource hounding and unit building than any significant and realistic military tactics. Read More.
I keep bumping into Splinter Cell in the weirdest ways. It was a series I was determined to dislike in the early days, but I've found myself growing increasingly fond of the franchise as it matures. It might have something to do with querying Michael Ironside while I was dressed as Cheetara. Read More.
When I first heard about Persona 4 Arena I really didn't pay it very much attention. After all, the idea of a fighting game set in the Persona universe didn't really have any appeal to me. But at some point someone mentioned that Arc System Works, creators of the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear series, were going to be working on this title. Read More.
When walking into the demo for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, I wasn't too sure what to expect. My sole experience with a Transformers game consisted of me getting incredibly frustrated because I wasn't having fun and could barely tell who was on my side and who the enemy was. Read More.
For me personally the Hitman games have always been kind of hit or miss. The initial game was a short bit of fun but it was absolutely frustrating to play due to the uneven difficulty and lack of checkpoints. From there the games got better but glitches, bugs and a number of annoying missions generally kept me from playing those games more than just as a casual distraction. Read More.
End of Nations by Trion is an upcoming Real Time Strategy Massively Multiplayer Online Game. These two genres don't typically mix, so it's interesting to see how Trion has turned a unit based RTS into a game that can be played online with 80+ players at the same time. Read More.
If there's one thing that I love in video gaming it's games that let you choose how you solve a problem. Games like Deus Ex, Thief and BioShock have always excelled in this and as such I was really excited to know that Harvey Smith of Arkane Studios, who worked on and was presenting Dishonored, previously worked on the Deus Ex games. Read More.
New guns, new modes, better storytelling, this is truly Halo reborn
If you're anything like me, you might have felt that the Halo franchise grew stagnant in the last few years. It was almost as if original developers Bungie grew tired of developing nothing but Halo titles for an entire decade, and just kind of phoned it in from there. Read More.
The Amazing Spiderman is a faithful collaboration with Sony Pictures and a tie in to the new Spiderman reboot. This new Spiderman is focused on several different aspects to bring the webbed superhero to the small screen in a new and exciting way for players. Read More.