Author Archives: Robert DellaFave

Will Dawnguard Live Up to the Hype?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was that rare breed of game that generated its own hype. Even if Bethesda decided not to spend one copper penny on advertising, Skyrim would have still been a runaway success based on its merits … 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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Activision’s Timeline for Destiny #1 Inadvertently Reveals Microsoft’s Plan for the 360 and 720

It appears that the 360 will begin falling out of favor with developers around the fall of next year, or at least that’s what Activision revealed in their blockbuster publishing deal with Bungie. However, the transitory period from current to … Continue reading

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Max Payne 3 did not Outsell Diablo III in the UK

Despite reports swirling around on the Internet that Max Payne 3 outsold Diablo III in the United Kingdom, a little further investigating reveals that this is not the case at all. The hoopla started when GfK revealed that Max Payne … 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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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 Did Max Payne 3 Come out the Same Day as Diablo III?

On some level Max Payne 3 shares a lot in common with Diablo III. Both are the third games released in their respective franchises. Max Payne is back after a nine year hiatus, Diablo after 11. They were developed by … Continue reading

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Hiro Fodder: A Blue Hope Launches on Kickstarter

Inspired by the massive amounts of crowd funded cash donated towards much beloved, yet nearly forgotten, series such as the post-apocalyptic Wasteland, once hesitant old-school RPG fans are crawling out of their tents, downing an elixir and trying their own hand … Continue reading

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