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09.03.12

There is someone in the world, as I write these lines, who has been waiting for almost a decade to be able to download Gungrave: Overdose. He unjustifiably loves the game, and believes it would be even better if the game could be downloadable on its Playstation hard drive. Eight years have passed and the long awaited miracle has finally crossed over from hope to reality.

06.11.12

The idea behind E3 was to showcase the latest and brightest games of 2012, but there are always a few games that disappoint us. Some games on our list made serious changes to their formula, and not for the better. Other games took center stage at E3 when they shouldn’t have. There were many games at E3, but here is our top five list of disappointments.

05.25.12

This is probably one of the toughest Top Five articles I’ve had to put together, mainly because the Star Wars legacy has been all over the place when it comes to video games.  On the one hand, some of the greatest games we’ve played in quite a while stemmed from the Star Wars universe.  On the other, we’ve gotten games like…Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi.  And…oh boy.  But make no mistake, George Lucas’ legacy has lived on quite well in games, and we’ve managed to struggle enough to put together a list of the elite five.  Now let’s see how many of you Jedi masters agree with us.

05.23.12

If you like baseball video games, chances are you’re doing one of two things right now.  You’re either heavily investing yourself in Sony’s dominating simulator MLB 12: The Show on PlayStation Vita or PS3, or you’re playing 2K Sports’ Major League Baseball 2K12, which actually fared pretty well considering how the series has been in a bit of a (pardon the pun) slide here.  But it looks like the competition may be whittled down, as 2K is considering letting its deal with MLB expire in 2013, though that wasn’t officially announced.

05.21.12

With The Amazing Spider-Man set to hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in a matter of weeks, Activision will be introducing the best of both worlds when it comes to the web slinger’s gaming adventures.  On the one hand, the development team at Beenox is handling the game, and you already know about the work they did on Shattered Dimensions and Edge of Time.  On the other, they’re going with the open level design that worked so well in previous Spider-Man games before that.  You can’t lose.

02.01.12

Every Tuesday, Sony brings its PlayStation faithful new content, add-ons for your favorite games, Themes and avatars for your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. Again another standard week of PSN goods you can get, but for the most part the main draw are going to be demos. Twisted Metal is finally going to hit store shelves and the fans of  the series will be eager to get their hands on the multiplayer demo now available.  

01.10.12

Every Tuesday, Sony brings its Playstation faithful new content, add-ons for your favorite games, Themes and avatars for your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. This week on PSN, Final Fantasy fans are in for a real treat with new and old content hitting the marketplace.

10.03.11

After backwards compatibility for Playstation 2 games was cut from later releases of the PS3, many have wished desperately for a way to play the gems of the PS2 era. It seems that wish is finally being granted with five PS2 games coming to the Playstation Network, among them God Hand. To find out what else is on the way, read on.

07.13.11

This years Comic Con San Diego is packed with dozens of hot shows, some returning and other making their debut appearance. They're coming with cast, crew, sneak peaks, and an Q&A session for fans to get their burning questions answered. Take a break from the demos at gaming booths, and stop by one of the telvision panels! With the final list online, here are just some of the shows (in no particular order) we can't wait to see at Comic Con.

07.05.11

Both ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are games that were critical hits on release and have since developed cult followings. Many praised the games for the ways in which they sought to evoke certain feelings in those who played them and drew parallels to older adventure games. It's not uncommon for these two PS2 titles to show up at the top of great games lists, either. The games were already great, and it looks like the HD versions, available on the PS3 later this year, are even better. Two new trailers for them are available below.

07.01.11

Comic-Con will often feature a panel of video game music composers, talking about their work and having as much attention lavished upon them as actual game/comic book creators themselves do. In anticipation of that happening again this year, here's a few of the most memorable composers in game history, and why they deserve some serious praise...

 

06.29.11

In light of the recent Supreme Court official decision that, yes, video games are art (take that Roger Ebert!), here’s a look back at what we feel are some of the best of the best.

06.14.11
The Metal Gear series has risen over time to be one of the most prominent video game franchises in history, receiving numerous awards over the years for its cinematic cutscenes and thrilling stealth-action gameplay. It also brought Hideo Kojima into the spotlight, being garnered with tons of praise from gamers and developers alike. However, there is a sore spot in his legacy - the port of Metal Gear on the NES. Though he had no part in the development, early on a lot of people criticized him for how poor of a game it was. In an interview with Nintendo Power, Kojima expresses his disgust with the cursed Metal Gear title.
06.09.11

When you add together the number of gaming consoles and sub-divisions within Sony, they appear to take up the most booth space of any company at E3.  I could be wrong, but it sure does appear that way.