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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 ...
Sep 09 // Ben Perlee

Borderlands patch brings new level cap, weapons, and more

For fans of Borderlands, the addition of Claptrap's New Robot Revolution is going to be an exciting bit of downloadable content. Having seen the new features, I can say it's a fantastic addition to Borderlands, and you'll def...
Sep 02 // Ben Perlee

Impressions: Shogun 2: Total War

Recently Sega invited me over to its San Francisco offices to take a peek at the latest game in the Total War series: Shogun 2. As a return to the original Total War game Shogun: Total War, Shogun 2 is the latest in the real ...
Sep 02 // Ben Perlee

Blood Drive car combat game from Activision leaked

One time I gave blood at a blood drive, and I got grape juice and some graham crackers. It was a really wonderful experience, and except for the needle protruding from my arm while slowly pumping blood into a bag, I...
Sep 01 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: John Daly ProStroke Golf

When motion control first came out with the Wii, one of the most relaxing activities to take part in was the golf game that came with Wii Sports. It wasn't exactly accurate, and it didn't always work right all the time, but i...
Sep 01 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions for the DS

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions for the DS was, quite frankly, a surprise. While the console versions of Shattered Dimensions are a great opportunity to see all the variations of the webbed wonder, they were, at the end of t...
Sep 01 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

When it comes to super heroes, the most successful are able to recreate the element of the “everyman.” While almost all of us want to be Superman, Batman, Wolverine or, uh, Mr. Fantastic (was that just me?), those...
Aug 26 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Drawn: Dark Flight

Big Fish Games isn't exactly a household name. After all, each of their titles are casual games that don't receive much attention, but seem to do just fine for the company. And considering, as they claim, that they launch a n...
Aug 26 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: BioShock 2's Minerva's Den

Poor BioShock 2. Not only does it have to be the direct sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed titles of all time, BioShock 2 had to deal with a weaker plot and an audience that approached it with particularly outstan...
Aug 19 // Ben Perlee

Interview: Producer of Star Trek Online on Season 2

In the world of MMOs, we all know the heavy hitters. There's World of Warcraft, maybe a little adventuring in Middle Earth, some crime fighting in City of Heroes and Champions Online, maybe some free-to-play action. Then ther...
Aug 18 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: NBA 2K11

Unlike football or baseball, there isn't some sort of exclusivity contract at play with the National Basketball Association. This is somewhat great, as it affords us different basketball games from different companies, with t...
Aug 17 // Ben Perlee

Hands-on: Rock Band 3's keyboard peripheral

Ever since Harmonix announced the keyboard for Rock Band 3, fans have been begging to get their hands on the new instrument. And for good reason -- Rock Band's music has been compensating for the lack of keyboard support with...
Aug 17 // Ben Perlee

Doing the right dance experience with Dance Central

I've been a pretty big fan of Dance Central since the first time I saw it at E3. Take a look at my preview, and you can tell I think the game is pretty damn fun. Built from the ground up for the Kinect device, Dance Central&...
Aug 17 // Ben Perlee

Preview: Moving my body to Dance Central

Dancing games get a bad rap. Either they're something like DanceDanceRevolution, or they are something like Just Dance. One is a hardcore score-based game that doesn't ever look like real dancing, and one is a much easier mot...
Aug 17 // Ben Perlee

Dance Central's prettiest pictures rock the dancefloor

Oh hey, check it out! In addition to the announcement of brand new songs for Dance Central, Harmonix sent over a positive slurry of brand new screenshots and character art for the game. There's a little something for everyone...
Aug 17 // Ben Perlee

Updated Dance Central tracklist is full of satisfaction

Harmonix was thoughtful enough at a recent press event to show off some of the brand new tracks you'll be able to dance to in the Kinect exclusive Dance Central. Part of the event was to show off many of the new songs that pl...
Aug 16 // Ben Perlee

Check out these brand new screenshots of Rock Band 3

If you take a look at some of the screenshots Harmonix swung our way, and you look deep enough, you can see some heavy duty Pro mode action at play. With Pro Keys and Pro guitar, whoever is rocking that really knows their stuff. Do you think you can handle it? I don't think I can handle it. I think my hands might cramp up. I think I'm a little sad now.

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