Archive | June, 2011

E3 2011 Post Mortem

So now that E3 has been over for a few weeks and the coverage is winding down, it is time to look back and reflect on what we’ve learned this year. There were a few surprises here and there although not so much on the game announcement front and there seems to be some shifts […]

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Best of E3 2011

This year’s E3 had a lot to offer, from some new hardware to a ton of great software. We saw a lot of things and got a lot of hands on time while talking to a lot of producers and we were left with a lot of excitement. Given how much good stuff there was […]

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L.A. Noire (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [8.5 out of 10] Taking place in 1947 Los Angeles, L.A. Noire puts in you the role of Cole Phelps, a war hero recently back from World War II who becomes a police officer and works his way up from beat cop to detective. While featuring action and driving sequences, the game eschews typical […]

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Bad Teacher Movie Review

Of all the things that Bad Teacher is, one of them is definitely ‘not for everyone.’ There are many audiences who will be turned off by the foul and mean spirited humor found in Bad Teacher but for those who skew toward the more savage end of the comedy pool will find a treasure trove […]

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Unavoidable Security Risk Caused by Elastic Load Balancer on AWS

Last night I was reading through the Amazon Web Services Forums and ran across this post that has vexed me since then. I imagine this post doesn’t come as a surprise to folks very familiar with AWS, but not previously knowing how elastic load balancers were implemented in AWS, it came as a surprise to […]

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E3 2011 Statues and Oddities

In the midst of all the previews and the hands on and the cool swag it is easy to miss some of the special things you see at E3. A lot of sites do features on the ‘booth babes’ and despite a healthy appreciation for hot girls we find the booth babe thing kind of […]

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Super 8 Movie Review

A combination of ET and the Goonies, Super 8 is a throw back to 80′s style film making that provides a good homage to those classic films but loses something in the translation in the depth and emotion department. Written and directed by JJ Abrams, Super 8 tells the story of a group of kids […]

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E3 2011-Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Preview

To say that I was a fan of Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind would be a massive understatement. I am not sure how many hours I logged into it but it was more than I would probably want to admit anyway. I wasn’t as into Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion but that is only because I have […]

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Green Lantern Movie Review

I really wanted to like Green Lantern, I really did. But sadly you can’t always get what you want and in this case I didn’t even really get what I need. Adapted from the long running DC comic, Green Lantern tells the story of Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), a test pilot who has his life […]

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Duke Nukem Forever (PC) Review

Summary If you can appreciate Duke Nukem Forever for what it is, a game that should have come out 6 years ago, and stop expecting it to compete with modern shooters, you will get some enjoyment out of it, but there are still rough edges everywhere that will make playing it seem like a chore […]

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The War of the Worlds (XBLA / PSN) Screenshots

Some screenshots from the upcoming PSN/XBLA title The War of the Worlds. Below is the press release:

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E3 2011-Mass Effect 3 Preview

It is no secret that I love Bioware in general and Mass Effect in particular. Going into this year’s E3, I didn’t think there was anything they could show me that would make me anticipate Mass Effect 3 any more than I already did. After sitting in on a media/retail only 30 minute demo I […]

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E3 2011-Batman Arkham City Preview

As with any E3 there are always a handful of games that I go in looking for specifically and this year Batman Arkham City was at the top of the list. The way things shook down, I ended up in the 15-minute theater demo and Riyad ended up in the 20 minute hands on session. […]

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E3 2011-Dead Island Preview

Dead Island is a new IP from Deep Silver that kind of came out of nowhere and has captured the imaginations of gamers everywhere. With a haunting and flawlessly executed announcement trailer, in which the sad fate of a family on vacation is told in reverse, the game generated instant buzz. The question at that […]

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Interview with Brian Gomez – Design Director of Silent Hill Downpour

We were fortunate enough to have some one-on-one time with Brian Gomez, the design director behind Silent Hill Downpour, this year at E3. We want to thank Brian for cutting out some time for us right in the middle of the insanity of the show and giving us an interview about Downpour. Brian gives us […]

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E3 2011 DAY THREE Summary

Alright so sorry that this wasn’t up last night but delays in flights got us home after midnight and sleepiness was having its way with me whether I liked it or not. Here we go. We were running a little late (read: right on time) to the show due to hotel check out and baggage […]

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E3 2011 – XCOM Trailer

Hot on the heels of the XCOM high res screenshots, is the trailer:

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E3 2011 – XCOM High Res Screenshots

XCOM is a re-imaging of the franchise as a strategic FPS somewhat like Ghost Recon, but a much simpler interface and set in the 1960s during an alien invasion. You work for t a special faction of the government tasked with adapting and re-using the alien technology against the invading forces. During a private XCOM […]

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E3 2011 – The Darkness II Red Band Gameplay Trailer

  Following up on The Darkness II high res screenshots, here is a wonderfully gory gameplay trailer for the upcoming release. In particular you are introduced to The Brotherhood, the original protectors against The Darkness who have since become corrupted by it (and want it back from Jackie). Check out some of the execution movies, […]

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E3 2011 – The Darkness II High Res Screenshots

Hot off the E3 presses, here are some The Darkness II screenshots for your enjoyment:

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E3 2011 – Duke Nukem Forever HD Trailer

Hot on the heels of the single player and multiplayer screenshots, here is the HD launch trailer for Duke Nukem Forever:

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E3 2011 – Duke Nukem Forever – Multiplayer Screenshots

In addition to the single-player screenshots, here are some multiplayer screenshots from the upcoming Duke Nukem Forever release. Given the texture resolution, we still assume these are from the PC version.

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E3 2011 – Duke Nukem Forever – Single Player Screenshots

Here are some high-resolution (I am guessing PC) single-player screenshots for the single player portion of Duke Nukem forever. Enjoy!

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E3 2011 – BioShock Infinite HD Gameplay Video

We wrote about our impressions of the private BioShock Infinite demo that Irrational Games was showing off at E3 this year; in short we were wowwed right off our chairs. To set the tone though, while Patrick and I both think the story of BioShock and Rapture is fantastically ambitious and deep, the actual games […]

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