Author Archives: Robert DellaFave

Are XBLA Games Overshadowing Exclusive Triple-A Releases for the Xbox 360?

The quality to expense ratio, otherwise known as getting the most bang for your buck, is perhaps the biggest influencing factor mulled over by individuals in the market for a new game. Up until fairly recently, these gamers were presented … Continue reading

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Rumor: Microsoft to Unveil Kinect Play Fit

According to sources from The Verge it appears that Microsoft is going to launch an exercise tracking system for the Kinect entitled Play Fit. The software will collect data across multiple Kinect-based exercise games and store them in the cloud. In … Continue reading

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FortressCraft: Legitimate Clone or Shameless Minecraft Knockoff?

With Minecraft finally set to hit XBLA next week, we’re left to ponder the fate of the other sandbox-building games. Responsible for drawing much needed attention to the otherwise neglected Indie Channel, games like CastleMiner, Total Miner and a few … Continue reading

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Sorry Fans, Diablo III Isn’t Going to Work on the 360

Before you try to burn me at the proverbial stake, let me make it emphatically clear that I would be absolutely ecstatic if Blizzard somehow managed to pull off a worthy rendition of Diablo III for the Xbox 360. And while … Continue reading

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Opinion: Why The Forerunners are the Baddest Alien Race Ever Depicted on the 360

As a general rule, aliens are not to be messed with – at least not the kinds depicted in the average video game. Often possessing superior technology, some sort of telekinetic power and one or more grotesque characteristics, aliens are … Continue reading

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The Best XBLA Games Ever

The independent game developer has gone mainstream. And while the meteoric rise of the little guy marks a huge evolution in the way the average person perceives gaming, it would probably not have happened without the emergence of digital-distribution channels … Continue reading

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Black Ops 2 Pre-orders are Through the Roof

According to sources at IGN day one pre-orders for the hotly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops have exceeded those of its predecessor by a ten to one margin. Even more shocking is that the amount of pre-orders also trumped those … Continue reading

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Opinion: EA Representatives have No Right to Lash Out Against Black Ops 2

Just yesterday, Electronic Arts global project manager Kevin O’Leary cheekily suggested that the Call of Duty series “look[s] tired” and is in need of a year off. Granted there are probably a plethora of gaming fans who share Mr. O’Leary’s … Continue reading

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Opinion: Does Trials Evolution Solve the Difficulty Curve Problem?

For decades game developers have struggled with difficulty scaling. From the punishing brutality of 8-bit classics such as Mega Man and Ghosts ‘n Goblins to the constant zone reworkings that plague modern MMOs, finding the right balance of challenge and accessibility is … Continue reading

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$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect Bundle Rumored to Launch Next Week – With a Catch

According to sources at  The Verge, Microsoft will unveil a new Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle next week. The price – an unfathomably low $99. Considering that the 4GB Knect bundle is currently priced at $299, logic would dictate that … Continue reading

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