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5:45 PM on 03.18.2014

Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing

In recent times it seems as though games in 'retro-style' are on the rise. Perhaps this is nostalgia at work for a bygone era of gaming, or maybe there's an endearing spirit and honesty from gaming's past that peopl...

Alessandro Fillari

12:00 PM on 02.26.2014

Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre

The year was 2009. Back when the Xbox 360's XBLA Summer of Games was all the rage, a small little downloadable title called Trials HD came out of nowhere and won the hearts of players. With two sequels, and several million c...

Alessandro Fillari

8:00 AM on 01.09.2014

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is bold and uncompromising

In 2010, Konami took a chance on the obscure Spanish development studio MercurySteam to create a reboot for one of the most adored and quoted game series ever. While Castlevania: Lords of Shadow went on to become a popular se...

Alessandro Fillari

11:45 AM on 11.06.2013

Ryse: Son of Rome: A time of great unrest

People keep asking me about Ryse: Son of Rome. I think everyone has questions because we've heard so many conflicting things about the Xbox One launch title since its announcement. Is it a string of quick time events? How doe...

Dale North

11:15 AM on 11.06.2013

Forza Motorsport 5: Finally, some real quality time

Forza Motorsport 5 has been on my Xbox One launch list since its announcement; I knew this was a game I had to have from the beginning. I've played it several times over the past years at trade shows and other events, but eve...

Dale North

8:30 PM on 09.22.2013

Xbox One interface is clean, uncluttered

Did you use the Xbox? Remember that interface? Are you laughing? It was pretty bad, as was the first Xbox 360 one. Blades gave way to a mess of boxes, bringing us to the point we're at now. I'm sure you'll agree we're not at ...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 08.23.2013

The Crew seeks to redefine online racing

Making its debut at E3 2013, The Crew is Ubisoft's attempt to create a new and fast-paced racer for the next-gen consoles. Although the publisher has definitely got some stiff competition from other racing titles, what separa...

Alessandro Fillari

4:30 PM on 08.21.2013

Hands-on with Assassinís Creed IV: Black Flag

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has seen some pretty bizarre events occur. From off the wall historical conspiracies, conducting time travel by way of DNA, and ancient precursors looking to destroy humanity; it's amazing...

Alessandro Fillari

2:35 PM on 06.11.2013

Project Spark has all the tools to be successful

One of the more ambitious looking games that Microsoft had on display as part of its press conference and showcase event was Project Spark. Serving as an obvious attempt to capture the sect of the audience that loves Mi...

Brett Makedonski

12:54 PM on 06.11.2013

Crimson Dragon feels like a shaky mess

Crimson Dragon has seen quite the schizophrenic development cycle. For a while it was an Xbox 360 title, now it's Xbox One. It's appeared to be solely a Kinect experience, but now that seems up in the air. At one point,...

Brett Makedonski

5:45 PM on 02.04.2013

The launch line-up: Xbox Games on Windows 8

We had a chance to take the launch line-up of Xbox games on Windows 8 for a spin this past week. These games are available for play on any Windows 8 or Windows RT device, including laptops and tablets. I played them all ...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 09.02.2012

PAX: Forza Horizon is relaxed, not an arcade racer

There is nary a racing series that exudes car culture and unbridled love for all things auto as much as Forza. This love for real world and digital racing is what sets Forza ahead of the pack, so I was curious when Forza Hori...

Abel Girmay

2:00 PM on 08.21.2012

Preview: Dance Central 3 WILL teach you how to Dougie

With a mostly sorry launch lineup, Kinect's first-year appeal came almost entirely from Dance Central. Since then, it too often feels like this series is solely providing the legs for Microsoft's motion platform. Less than a ...

Abel Girmay

3:00 PM on 06.10.2012

E3: Fable: The Journey is not on-rails, kind of

Lionhead Studios is no stranger to making spin-offs for Fable. The first was an Xbox Live Arcade tie-in with Fable II called Pub Games, which was a collection of mini-games that appeared in the game and would allow you to car...

Brett Zeidler

9:00 AM on 03.05.2012

Preview: Fight gingers in South Park: Tenorman's Revenge

While all eyes might be on the upcoming South Park RPG, fans of the series have something else to look forward to this year with upcoming Xbox Live Arcade exclusive South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge. At Microsoft&rsquo...

Wesley Ruscher

10:00 AM on 12.19.2011

Preview: Alan Wake's American Nightmare

By now, most of us know about the long and challenging path that Remedy traveled in order to see the fruition of the original Alan Wake. Spanning five years of development, the psychological action thriller was not only o...

Wesley Ruscher