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Tomb Raider (Xbox 360) Review

  Summary [9 out of 10] It has been 17 years since a game that was simply titled ‘Tomb Raider’ appeared on PC, Sega Saturn and Playstation. Lara Croft is back in a big way and vastly improved, she isan awesome kickass protagonist that goes from victim to action hero ala Danny Glover in Predator 2. [...]

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Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360 Review)

Summary [9 out of 10] Borderlands 2 is Gearbox’s follow up to the awesomesauce that was 2009’s Game of the Year and it does not disappoint. The main characters from the first game return as NPCs to interact with and help you out on your journey. This one really starts off with a bang (I [...]

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Thoughts on Finishing Killzone 2

Whenever the sequel to a big-budget game comes out, and I haven’t played the original, I try and make the time to go back and play it just so I can figure out what is going on. That happened with Crysis this week (in preparation of Crysis 2) and Killzone 2 (in preparation for Killzone [...]

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My Thoughts on Finishing the Original Crysis

SPOILER WARNING: I am discussing my thoughts on finishing Crysis (finally) so spoilers will be present. I bought Crysis a year or so after it came out via EA’s online store and as much media as I had consumed before the game’s release, I was still blown away by the graphics. I played the game [...]

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Crysis 2 on Xbox 360 Looks Excellent

If there is one thing the launch and subsequent existence of the Xbox 360 and PS3 have taught me: Impressive specs mean very little. You could say the Nintendo Wii and gaming on the iPhone showed us that, but I would argue that with all the chest-puffing Sony did over the PS3 and eventual graphical [...]

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Desktop Tower Defense + Unreal Engine + iPad

Trendy Entertainment is set to bring one of the most beautiful renditions of the Tower Defense gameplay mechanic to the iPad soon with Dungeon Defenders: First Wave. Like the much-ballyhooed ”Infinity Blade” title that just came out for iPad, DD: First Wave uses the Unreal engine and brings with it some stellar looking graphics to the [...]

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Pure Gameplay Video

I’m not a Call of Duty junkie, but I do like shooters. I think Black Ops looks as interesting as the next guy. I finally played Modern Warfare (the 1st one) and have to play #2. All that being said, one of the games we did get sent for review at launch was Battlefield: Bad [...]

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The UnderGarden (Xbox Live Arcade) Review

Summary The UnderGarden is a cute, artistic and calming romp through a bioluminescent underwater world full of dormant plants that you need to repopulate. The only challenges you encounter in the game are physics puzzles that must be solved to continue through the level. The use of simple, tonal music combined with the colorful flora [...]

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The Haunted: Hell’s Reach Gory, Awesome, Action Extravaganza

The Haunted: Hells Reach is the winner of this year’s “Make Something Unreal” contest put on by Epic where they challenge small teams to make something awesome using the Unreal engine with the commercial opportunity of taking the winning entries further. The Haunted looks like an over the top gory mess of zombie/vampire awesomeness with [...]

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Duke Nukem Forever at PAX – Release 4/11/11

In a surprise move, 2K with help from developer Gearbox showed off a playable demo of Duke Nukem Forever at PAX today with a planned release on 4/11/11 to be forth coming. It has been so long since I played the original 1996 hit Duke Nukem 3D that I forgot 3D Realms (the creators) had [...]

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Looks Excellent

With a God of War heritage and MercurySteam’s unexpected talent at creating graphical marvels, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is shaping up to look like a beautiful launch for October. My first interaction with MercurySteam’s was their work on developing Clive Barker’s Jericho. As much as I liked the story (I’m a horror fan) and was [...]

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Postal 3 Gameplay Video – Good or Bad Path

For fans of nonsense, violent hilarity you probably already know about the Postal game series by fellow Tucson developer, Running with Scissors. RWS has been working on Postal 3, their followup to their 2003 underground humor-gore hit Postal 2. If you aren’t that familiar with Postal 2, it’s a FPS core wrapped in a world [...]

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Medal of Honor Gameplay Videos – Sniper and Stealth

As someone who frequently complains about the lack of gore in these popular military first person shooters, you can’t imagine how happy I was to see full on head exploding in Medal of Honor sniper gameplay video. I would also point out the feel of “power” when your shot hits and just destroys the other [...]

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Deus Ex: Human Evolution Gameplay Trailer

For folks that love the Deus Ex universe (I didn’t play the 2nd one, I just recall that it was a bit of a let down) it looks like we are going to get the Deus Ex sequel we always wanted in the form of Human Evolution. In the new gameplay trailer play special attention [...]

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Ace Combat: Assault Horizons Looks Awesome!

I used to love flight sims when I was younger (8-12). I had different sticks I used to use, Falcon 3.0 and 4.0 were my shit and does anyone remember F-117A? That game made me a man fully qualified to fly a military aircraft… at least I thought at the time. Given this, pedigree, you [...]

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Upcoming Game ‘Devil’s Third’ Looks Awesome

For the gamers out there that are fans of Stranglehold (but maybe thought the game didn’t deliver on the vision) or even HL’s classic The Opera Mod, a new game by Tomonobu Itagaki – the Dead or Alive creator. When I first saw that, I thought “What can a dude that loves half-naked chicks and [...]

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Kane & Lynch 2 is Looking Cool?

1. Looks surprisingly good… check the scene where they are running up the collapsed bridge towards the bus… the sky lighting is almost perfect and makes that scene and the bus/bridge look ultra realistic. 2. The sounds are BEAUTIFUL… check out how solid and powerful the gun fire and body hits sound… me likey! 3. Not quite as [...]

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GDC: Sony Announces ‘Move’ EyeToy-based Motion Controller for PS3

Sony has announced the PlayStation Move – also know as “Sony’s Wiimote” or “PlayStation Ice Cream Cone” as I like to call it. This new motion control for the PS3 from Sony is a hybrid between Microsoft’s Project Natal and Nintendo’s Wiimote. The physical design and layout of the controller duplicates what is essentially the [...]

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Launch Trailer

In celebration of the only game that might take some of the steam out of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, we would like to give you the launch trailer for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 that just dropped today. You can pick it up for Xbox 360, PS3 or for your PC via Steam: We [...]

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BioShock 2 (PC) Review

Summary [8 out of 10] True-to-form I ran through BioShock 1 for the first time in preparation for BioShock 2, and last night I finally wrapped up BioShock 2 (fighting through the keybinding bugs on the PC) and found it to be an excellent continuation of the BioShock story, feeling very much like the first one [...]

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Mass Effect 2 End-Game Tip: Do all the Upgrade Research to Keep Crew Alive

*** SPOILER *** Tips on Mass Effect 2 gameplay after the jump if you are interested.

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Just Cause 2 – Avalanche is Tickling My Balls

What’s the surest way to get me to blog about something? Probably asking politely, but the second-surest way is to take random ideas I have in my head about things I like, and then somehow telepathically translate them into a beautiful looking video game that makes me want to leap off my roof and grapple [...]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Screenshots

Well it’s coming and everyone is waiting for it, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2, so we figured we’d put up as many screenshots as we could find that were tasty. Unfortunately it looks like still no main-story-line co-op, but they are offering co-op in the SpecOps mode which is taking down foes in special [...]

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Army of Two: 40th Day – Army Co-Op, Take 2

I can only describe the first Army of Two game as a “huge let down” — the game was dripping with potential, but due to either a lack of time or vision the team couldn’t pull it all together into the co-op insanity and wonderment that it was suppose to be. You ended up with [...]

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