Category Archives: Features

Rest in Peace, Resident Evil

As hyped as I might have been before E3 for Resident Evil 6, the recent gameplay shown at the gaming industry’s biggest trade show has all but killed my excitement for Capcom’s latest iteration of the popular RE franchise. The … Continue reading

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Madden 13′s Kinect Voice Integration – Gimmick or Evolution?

Hearing EA officials call the forthcoming game in the Madden series “the next big innovation” year in and year out is nearly cringe worthy – but it appears that for once, the enhancements promised at this year’s E3 might prove … Continue reading

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Firefight vs. Spartan Ops

With yesterday’s unveiling of Halo 4′s Spartan Ops trailer, it became apparent that 343 Industries is committed to retaining the flavor of Halo 3: ODST’s and Reach’s Firefight. But instead of merely copying what has worked once before, 343 is … Continue reading

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How the Xbox 360 Defied Traditional Console Sales Trends

If you said back in 2005 that the Xbox 360 would be pushing more units than the most popular video game console of all time (PS2) did at a similar point in its life cycle most gamers would dismiss you … Continue reading

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Has Ubisoft Destroyed the Tom Clancy Brand?

In the beginning of this generation of gaming, Ubisoft stood tall as a beacon of consistently enjoyable experiences, delivering quality games in the Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six series that proved legitimate competition to Call of Duty and Halo titles. … Continue reading

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Spec Ops: The Line Demo Impressions

Recently, rookie developer Yager Development released the Spec Ops: The Line demo for Xbox 360 and PS3, and although the game might not have the hype surrounding other big budget titles, it appears to be approaching the third-person cover shooter … Continue reading

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Will the Release of Minecraft Kill the XBLIG Channel?

Although the release of Minecraft technically has little to do with Microsoft’s often maligned attempt to show independent developers some love, it could spell the end of days for the already much criticized Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) channel. A … Continue reading

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Why the Xbox Live Certification Process is Pointless

Recently, a Street Fighter x Tekken patch was released for both the PS3 and Xbox 360, with an interesting glitch that somehow, some way, went completely unnoticed. When Rolento, a Street Fighter character from older Capcom fighting games, throws a … Continue reading

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Borderlands 2 Loot Chest – A Buyer’s Guide

It’s only fitting really. Given the seemingly endless wealth of red chests, shotguns, rocket launchers and mods that populated the Borderlands universe, the announcement that the Borderlands 2 Collector’s Edition would feature an utter enormity of loot came as little … Continue reading

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Why the Shooter Genre Desperately Needs Another Call of Duty 4

I’m not sure what happened between 2007 and now, but for some reason, shooters just aren’t as appealing as they used to be. Ever since Call of Duty 4 revolutionized first-person shooters with its genre-bending features, other shooters have been … Continue reading

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