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Pew! Pew! Preview!: Alone in the Dark  photo
Pew! Pew! Preview!: Alone in the Dark
by Tiff
Impatiently lurking with bated, fetidly undead breath, Atari's upcoming game Alone in the Dark has a June 24th release that will launch it into 2008 as the first blockbuster survival horror game of the year. This Monday, Atari previewed the modern sequel to the Alone in the Dark series in the dimly lit Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco, appropriately accompanied by a decor of fake flaming oil barrels and Central Park-flavored appetizers such as salted pretzels and tiny hot dogs. They were delicious.

The presentation, introduced by Infogrames' president Phil Harrison and demonstrated by producer Nour Polloni, illustrated some of the key experiences in store for the game that hope to deliver the Alone in the Dark franchise back amongst the ranks of today's more popular survival horror titles. With plenty of innovative approaches to the genre that range from dynamic environmental effects to a seemingly seamless cinematic gaming experience, will the new Alone in the Dark make a noble enough impression to match its series' historical prestige?

Hit the jump for my personal impressions and a hands-on experience with Alone in the Dark.view full story + comments


11:53 AM on 05.19.2008

Bay to Breakers: Drunken Cosplay at its finest

Once a year in the good city of San Francisco, the main streets shut down and surrender themselves to throngs of residents for the epic Bay to Breakers marathon. While the brave few run the track from the San Francisco Bay to...

Tiff

10:24 PM on 05.16.2008

Art Attack Friday: Mujia Liao

This week's Art Attack Friday artist articulates most of her love for the line of signature Square Enix characters. Mujia Liao (aka yukikominazuki) is a Canadian animator with a pro handle at injecting voluminous color in her...

Tiff

2:27 PM on 05.15.2008

Konami Gamer's Night '08: Silent Hill: Homecoming

Following the unexpected announcement of Konami's new music game, Rock Revolution, the projection screen faded from the candy-colored lights of the concert stage and transitioned to the glowing embers of the title Silent Hil...

Tiff

2:07 PM on 05.15.2008

Konami Gamer's Night '08: Rock Revolution

Given the historical relationship Konami has had with rhythm and music games in the past, it's no wonder that they're looking for ways to earn back the fame that games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band usurped from them. Like e...

Tiff

2:01 PM on 05.15.2008

Konami Gamer's Night '08: Metal Gear Solid 4

When it seemed as though the collective sweat in the heated presentation hall had permanently bonded throes of gaming journalists to their seats, the one and only Hideo Kojima took to the stage to present the gem of Konami's ...

Tiff





10:51 PM on 05.05.2008

Run like a raptor! Pixeljam Games' Dino Run released

With all the hullabaloo whip-lashing around the recent release of GTA IV, it's a ripe opportunity to step back from the moral challenges of modern gaming and into to a time when gaming was primal. A time when pastures of velo...

Tiff

4:01 PM on 05.02.2008

Art Attack Friday: nemurism

Here we go with this week's Art Attack Friday. Since I know you all have been desperately craving a fix of hard-core StarFox fanart, I offer you the work of nemurism to satiate your needs. Nemurism's extensive collection of f...

Tiff

7:14 PM on 04.18.2008

Art Attack Friday: Minus 8

It's spring, everyone, and if you haven't been floating through the fragrant scent of cherry blossoms or frolicking through the sun-soaked streets of New York City in eager anticipation of Karaoke-fest 2008 with NY Comic Con ...

Tiff



Pew! Pew! Preview!: Fallout 3 (Part II) photo
Pew! Pew! Preview!: Fallout 3 (Part II)
by Tiff

The celestial seasons seem to troll by for the diehard Fallout franchise fan waiting impatiently for a sequel. While there was Nick's preview of Fallout 3 back in July and a more recent mention of a potential 200 plus endings (now 500-plus, according to Bethesda), there has been little since to carry the dire fans along until its release this fall.

But look no further! This week I had a chance to sit in on a second preview of Fallout 3 with VP of Bethesda's PR and Marketing, Pete Hines. Through the course of an hour he led us through the process of developing the protagonist's character, the first encounter with the illustrious Dogmeat, as well as the various approaches to combat in the game.

Hit the jump to take a dive into your next Fallout 3 fix.

view full story + comments


10:12 PM on 04.04.2008

Art Attack Friday: Scabrouspencil

Illustrator scabrouspencil (aka Kenneth) is this week's featured artist for Art Attack Friday, fixating a bold array of linework and sturdy color on the front page. While his fuller body of work ranges between concept art and...

Tiff

1:49 PM on 03.27.2008

And the gamers who play them: Girl Gamers

For this month's musing I chose to digest the sub-culture of 'Girl Gamers' that has managed to quickly surface alongside the increased popularity of gaming in the mass media. So to avoid any confusion, the term 'Girl Gamers' ...

Tiff

10:28 PM on 03.21.2008

Art Attack Friday: hoyhoykung

This week's AAF artist is an incredible digital painter from Thailand who calls himself hoyhoykung. Although his deviantArt gallery may not be as expansive as some of our previously featured artists, in this instance, the lac...

Tiff

8:11 PM on 03.07.2008

Art Attack Friday: Dapper Dan

In the modern lull of game-related Saturday morning cartoons, I sometimes find myself consumed in day dreams littered with cartoon-likenesses of Mario, Link, and all of their good friends and foes of ages past. Streaming out ...

Tiff

11:05 PM on 02.22.2008

Art Attack Friday: ChemicalAlia

ChemicalAlia knows no limitations when it comes to the dimension and iteration of her fan art. Ranging from high-color bubbly renditions of Mario characters to the curious pursuit of injecting Knuckles in an homage to Caravag...

Tiff

1:48 AM on 02.09.2008

Art Attack Friday: Jon Sommariva

The pumped up work of Jon Sommariva graces the front page for this week's Art Attack Friday. A straight-forward comic artist at heart, Sommariva (aka *Red-J on DeviantArt) conveys his characters in the guise of wide-eyed, rou...

Tiff