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Nov 30 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed

EA's recently announced Need For Speed Shift 2: Unleashed is again a step away from the arcade style action racer. Despite the rather outlandish title, this is a racing sim more in line with Project Gotham Racing or Forza (ma...
Nov 18 // Ben Perlee

Review: The OnLive MicroConsole and Controller

It's really easy for PC snobs to hate on OnLive. Because it is a streaming service, visual fidelity and lag pose a serious problem, leaving many to write off OnLive before it has properly launched. And let's be real, while t...
Nov 18 // Ben Perlee

OnLive subscription plan detailed

While OnLive had been available for customers since June, it's been a fairly bare-bones service for the most part, but it looks like that's about to change. With 40 titles in their catalog and a release date for the Microcons...
Nov 11 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Darkspore PvP

When EA announced Darkspore earlier this summer, the fusion between Spore's character customization and a Diablo-esque RPG set in space makes for an interesting set-up. Last night, we had the chance to see how the game's...
Nov 11 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Wildlife: Forest Survival

Wildlife: Forest Survival is one of the weirdest class-based versus games I have ever played. Different from the upcoming Tokyo Jungle, Wildlife: Forest Survival only has four animals, and is an arena based game that's in cute forest environments. It's all rather odd, and it is certainly like nothing else on the market. Follow for more.
Nov 11 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on with Dead Space 2's Puker

Last time we checked out Dead Space 2's multiplayer, we were impressed with the Left 4 Dead-influenced survival modes. While the Humans versus Necromorphs gameplay doesn't leave for variety of modes, the core gameplay looks l...
Nov 11 // Ben Perlee

EA announces two new downloadable titles

Last night, EA held an event to showcase some of their new titles coming out for the coming winter and spring. Fantastic indeed, and in addition to all of the games the company has been developing over the last few years, Ele...
Nov 04 // Ben Perlee

Five things you didn't know about THQ's Danny Bilson

THQ is on a rise right now. After years of relying on licensed titles and WWE wrestling games, the company is stepping it up to compete with the likes of Ubisoft, EA, and Activision. With a new studio in Montreal that will ...
Nov 04 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Homefront single-player

Last month, I was fortunate to be in THQ's brand new (and massive) new development studio, THQ Montreal. It's a beautiful place, with all sorts of snazzy offerings for the future Quebecois employees. However, while that's all...
Oct 28 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Donkey Kong Country Returns

People have been really stoked for Donkey Kong Country Returns. And they should be! After all, the original Donkey Kong Country games remain classic fan favorites, even as DK has been pushed to the side in favor of other Ni...
Oct 27 // Ben Perlee

Impressions: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood single-player

Ubisoft has Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood coming out in just a couple of weeks, and for fans of the franchise, that means a lot. Known for the impossible feats, assassinations of real world people, and the based-in-reality ...
Oct 26 // Ben Perlee

Impressions: Kinect Adventures

No bit of hardware is any good if there is no software to show it off. Arguably, Wii Sports was the system seller for that console, and the fact it came bundled with the Wii only made the whole shebang that much more appealing. Microsoft is making the same bet by bundling Kinect with an equally casual title: Kinect Adventures. Does it measure up?
Oct 26 // Ben Perlee

First Party Microsoft Developer Working on 3D with Kinect

While Nintendo and Sony have been pretty proactive on 3D stereoscopic gaming, Microsoft has been a little quiet on the homefront. Sure, some rumors have popped up, but there has not been any real solid confirmation that the...
Oct 26 // Ben Perlee

Impressions: Kinect Joy Ride

Kinect Joy Ride has a weird history. Initially introduced as a free Xbox Live title, the game has gone on to become a flagship Kinect launch title. Kart racers are a dime a dozen, and while many have stepped up to the plate...
Oct 14 // Ben Perlee

Impressions: Faery: Legends of Avalon

It's hard to be a fairy in videogames. Remember, Navi in Ocarina of Time is universally derided, and Rare has basically gone on the record stating that Kameo just shouldn't have happened. So when a studio decides to take a ...
Oct 06 // Ben Perlee

Hideo concert brings videogame music to Bay Area

One of the most popular events for Dtoiders to go to are those annual Final Fantasy concerts, or listen into the ever popular Video Games Live, or even just watch arrangements of videogame tunes on Youtube. Something about th...
Oct 05 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot

Rush'n Attack: Ex Patriot has a major problem when it comes to plot. You see, it's not the late 1980s anymore, so the rampant fear of Soviet Russia doesn't hang over us like a red curtain. So Rush'n Attack: Ex Patri...
Oct 05 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Hard Corps: Uprising

When we last saw Hard Corps: Uprising at Comic-Con, our Dale North came away quite impressed with the flashy sidescrolling shooter from Arc System Works and Konami. After all, the stunning 2D animation makes this title p...
Oct 05 // Ben Perlee

Impressions: Fighters Uncaged

As much as Microsoft would like to indicate, Kinect is a device that is going to leave most hardcore gamers in the cold...at least initially. With the upcoming launch set for November 4 in the States, most of the expected lau...
Sep 30 // Ben Perlee

Beyond Good & Evil HD screenshots look hot hot hot

Early this morning we announced that Ubisoft was going to be bringing Beyond Good & Evil for download in a brand new high definition update: Beyond Good & Evil HD. I did my best to make it clear that the gam...
Sep 30 // Ben Perlee

Ubisoft taking their games in a more connected direction

As you can tell from some of our coverage today, Ubisoft has made some interesting announcements about upcoming downloadable titles coming over the next year or so. However, that's just the beginning of a new connective meth...
Sep 30 // Ben Perlee

Knives Chau announced for Scott Pilgrim: The Game

[Update] Video added. Since Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game released last month, people have been wondering when we were going to unlock the final secret character in the game. Nega Scott is easily attainable in th...
Sep 30 // Ben Perlee

Ubisoft announces Beyond Good and Evil HD

Ever since Ubisoft announced Beyond Good and Evil 2 in 2008, gamers have been dying to see what exactly Ubisoft was going to do with the franchise. It's been two years since then, and little has been discussed with the g...
Sep 28 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Superstars V8 Racing

Everyone says that digital downloads are the future of gaming, but so many publishers seem to be afraid of making their product strictly digital. That's not stopping O-Games from releasing a full retail racing title onto the ...
Sep 28 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Dungeon Defenders

I know the guys from Reverb Communications pretty well. After all, as the PR representatives for many games like Rock Band and Deadly Premonition, they act as the middle man between publishers and games journalists. A great g...
Sep 23 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Donkey Kong Country Returns

Returning to Donkey Kong Country is like returning to an old friend. Many of us have fond memories of rolling through the jungles of DK's island in, at the time, one of the most visually impressive games ever made. There were...
Sep 21 // Ben Perlee

Preview: Apache: Air Assault

Apache: Air Assault is a special beast. While it might be considered a helicopter version of Gaijin Entertainment's IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, a military aerial simulator released in 2009, it is clearly a differ...
Sep 13 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Dead Space 2 multiplayer

Adding multiplayer to a game that is primarily known for the single-player experience is always a finicky deal. Take a look at Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, or BioShock 2. While both of these titles were able to bring so...
Sep 10 // Ben Perlee

Tron Bonne confirmed for MvC3; Mega Man still missing

First of all, watch the lovely cinematic above. It's dashing! It's brave! It's exciting! Captain America punches the crap out of a helicopter, Chun-Li proves herself worthless, Trish does some bad-ass shooting...
Sep 09 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Claptrap's New Robot Revolution

It's been about a year since the first time I saw Borderlands. Taking place at some quirky bar in the famous Haight district in San Francisco, the oddness of the place fit the game, and I wasn't expecting much. At that point ...

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