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Nov 21 // Caitlin Cooke

Review: Super Motherload

Super Motherload was supposed to be my “tester” experience -- the first game that I booted up on my PlayStation 4 to get a feel for the system. I planned to take a few minutes to acquaint myself with the control...
Oct 04 // Caitlin Cooke

Ken Levine on the evolution of Elizabeth in Burial at Sea

Warning: Minor plot/theme spoilers  BioShock Infinite - Burial at Sea: Episode 1 ends on an interesting note to say the least, and I'm curious to see what is in store for the next episode. When it was announced, Burial a...
Oct 04 // Caitlin Cooke

Preview: BioShock Infinite - Burial at Sea: Episode 1

Warning: minor plot spoilers I swore hand over heart that I would not spoil the resolution of Burial at Sea, so that will remain a mystery until the rest of you fine citizens get to enjoy it before the holidays. However, to g...
Jul 30 // Caitlin Cooke

Ken Levine on BioShock Infinite's new DLC, Burial at Sea

Irrational Games, and Ken Levine in particular, have been known for creating games with innovative narratives and unique gameplay. BioShock Infinite is no different, and we expect the same for the remaining downloadable cont...
Jul 30 // Caitlin Cooke

Next BioShock Infinite DLC is taking us back to Rapture

Irrational Games revealed the intentions for their remaining BioShock Infinite downloadable content plans to follow up the Clash in the Clouds DLC: Burial at Sea, a Booker and Elizabeth tale set on the eve of Rapture's down...
Jul 30 // Caitlin Cooke

BioShock Infinite's first DLC is out on Steam today

We're here folks! Breathe that big ol' sigh of relief because by midday you'll see BioShock Infinite's first piece of downloadable content, Clash in the Clouds, available for download on the PC through Steam. Clash in the C...
Jun 15 // Caitlin Cooke

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments looks sweet

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is the seventh installment in the Sherlock Holmes series from Frogwares development studio, and so far it's looking pretty stellar. Crimes and Punishments holds many firsts for the seri...
Jun 15 // Caitlin Cooke

It's Deadfall Adventures Time!

UPDATE: Deadfall Adventures will be $39.99 on PC and $49.99 on X360, not $60. Deadfall Adventures may seem like an Indiana Jones or Uncharted rip-off, however the game is doing the exact opposite: it is engrained in the ...
Jun 14 // Caitlin Cooke

Contrast lights the way to fun platforming

Contrast is hands down the most unique game I played at E3. It's rare to find a game that melds adult themes with the whimsical storytelling mechanics of a child's mind. Blended with interesting puzzle platforming, Contrast is surely going to spark some interest when it arrives.
Jun 13 // Caitlin Cooke

Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies is lookin' fine in 3D

I'm a big fan of the Ace Attorney series but fell off the wagon somewhere between the Apollo Justice and Miles Edgeworth games, so it's exciting to see that Phoenix is making a comeback in Dual Destinies. The game takes place...
Jun 13 // Caitlin Cooke

Magrunner: Dark Pulse looks really darn cool

Magrunner: Dark Pulse is a game that you may brush off as a Portal imitator at first - but I urge you not to do so. After playing through some levels on the E3 show floor, Magrunner has caught my attention not just with its delightful puzzle-solving mechanics but through the world and story itself.
Jun 12 // Caitlin Cooke

Rune Factory 4 is pleasantly complex

Attending E3 has given me the chance to try out some games I normally wouldn't think of picking up - Rune Factory 4 being one of them. I always considered the Rune Factory series to be a Harvest Moon imitator until I gave it ...
Jun 03 // Caitlin Cooke

Review: Might & Magic: Duel of Champions

Might & Magic: Duel of Champions is yet another contender in this year of our collectible card game lords, 2013. CCGs are being released in droves this year and with most of them running on the free-to-play model, competi...
May 08 // Caitlin Cooke

Magic 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers to have sealed play

[Update: Further details on the sealed play mode and potential cost can be found here. It sounds like players will not need to pay for booster packs, rather the game will come with two sealed deck slots in which you can edit ...
Apr 15 // Caitlin Cooke

Impressions: Zynga's mobile card game War of the Fallen

Zynga has just released their latest social game endeavor War of the Fallen for iOS, with Android soon to follow. This new card battle game steps up to the plate with hopes of introducing casual game players to the world of c...
Mar 25 // Caitlin Cooke

Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers sneak peek

Wizards of the Coast has announced the return of its Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers game series this summer. In addition to the usual platforms (iOS, PC, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network), the game is also being relea...
Mar 24 // Caitlin Cooke

PAX: Hands-on with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Being a huge Magic: The Gathering fan, I was super excited for Blizzard's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft announcement on Friday. However, I was a bit wary on how they would approach the game. Collectible card games...
Mar 23 // Caitlin Cooke

PAX: Singin' and stompin' with Toki Tori 2

I love puzzle adventure games, so I couldn't pass up the chance to play Toki Tori 2 on the PAX show floor. What's not to love about an adorable yellow bird tromping around a brightly animated forest? I got a hands-on with Two...
Mar 22 // Caitlin Cooke

Videogamer: The Film Seeks Funding

"Through our numbers we can get the world talking about innovation. The gaming industry revolution is now." Videogamer: The Film is a neat little project with a huge undertaking -- a full-length film which pulls back the...
Mar 22 // Caitlin Cooke

PAX: Details on Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Blizzard has announced new details regarding its free-to-play collectible strategy card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. To start, there will be over 300 cards in the game. Players can unlock cards by purchasing or...
Feb 14 // Caitlin Cooke

Games to play with your boyfriend on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day isn't always about getting taken out to dinner and receiving fancy treats and trinkets. Okay, well maybe it is, but who's to say that you can't get a little gaming on the side? Consider spending some quality time with your boyfriend by reeling him into the following co-op games. If he resists, consider your future with him wisely...
Jan 14 // Caitlin Cooke

Review: Kinect Party

Hey, Television! Check out Double Fine’s latest game for Xbox Live Arcade: Kinect Party. In fun-loving Double Fine fashion, it was released for free upon launch in mid-December until the New Year. For those of you who d...
Dec 10 // Caitlin Cooke

Preview: Lost Marbles

I first came across Lost Marbles at the Boston Festival of Indie Games this past September. As I walked past Binary Takeover’s booth, I couldn't help but stare at the bright ambiance emitting from the screen and the fun...
Nov 29 // Caitlin Cooke

MoMA Collects 14 Video Games for Exhibition

Paola Antonelli of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has announced today that the museum will be exhibiting 14 video games as part of its Architecture and Design collection starting in March 2013. In addition to exhibi...
Sep 10 // Caitlin Cooke

Review: Tower Wars

Tower defense games are somewhat an addiction of mine; instinctively strategic yet part determination and endurance, these titles have always delighted and frustrated the wits out of me. Lately, there’s been a surge ...
Jun 29 // Caitlin Cooke

Review: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

With two predecessors in its wake, Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 is the third installment to hit Xbox Live Arcade, iPad, Steam, and the PlayStation Network. The DotP series has generally been known fo...
Apr 09 // Caitlin Cooke

PAX: Perfect World's RaiderZ and Neverwinter MMO

This weekend I got a sneak peak at two MMORPGs that Perfect World is currently publishing – RaiderZ (MAIET Entertainment) and Neverwinter (Cryptic Studios). We started off with some RaiderZ (pronounced Raiders), a free-...
Apr 08 // Caitlin Cooke

PAX: Relieving stress with Bloodforge

I got some hands-on experience with Microsoft Studios’ Bloodforge today on the floor at PAX East and boy did I unload some stress. After days of walking around in circles, chatting with a thousand people, and eating ove...
Apr 06 // Caitlin Cooke

PAX: BioWare announces details for Mass Effect 3 DLC

BioWare has announced more details surrounding their ME3: Extended Cut and ME3: Resurgence DLC slated to come out later this summer. At the PAX East panel today, the development team went into a bit of detail regard...
Apr 06 // Caitlin Cooke

PAX: Super MNC is super improved

I’m a hard person to please when it comes to Monday Night Combat. After logging countless hours on the XBLA version, playing the Super MNC beta at first had been...lacking. However, after my hands-on session at PAX Eas...






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