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10.15.12

No matter your age and no matter your gender take a moment to think back to your childhood toys. Remember that one teddy bear that you had? Some of you may even have had more than one. Now imagine that same cute and cuddly teddy bear as a homicidal murder weapon wielding manic whose goal is to dismember every other living creature in sight! That in a nut shell is “Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise”. “Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise” is the downloadable sequel to 2010’s “Naughty Bear”. “Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise” takes the best parts of its predecessor and adds a ton of new features. Do these new features make the game worth downloading? Let’s take a stab at it in our review. 

10.15.12

A blinding blue blur, collecting tons of rings, spouting witty catch phrases, and defeating Dr. Eggman (or Dr. Robotnic depending on the version) are all things you think of when you hear the name Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic is one of the most recognizable faces of the console generation in the 90’s. The franchise has spawned everything from cartoons to comic books. It has also spawned a list of atrocities sequels and spin off games. “Sonic Adventure 2 HD” is a reminder of when Sonic stopped being about speed, and stopped being fun. 

10.09.12

There have been times in history where near the end of a console’s life cycle, a great game is created. A game that challenges and rewards the player while providing a story that the gamer wants to see continue into the next generation of consoles. With the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 currently nearing the end of their current lifespans, is “Dishonored” the final original gem of this console generation? The answer is… Yes. 

10.09.12

The Sega Saturn was home to a rather whimsical set of releases, many of which strayed from the norm in ways the general public probably wasn't ready for. Knowing gamers, Sega's bizarre, colorful, and surreal NiGHTS into Dreams was a member of the strange game camp, attracting players with a purple-clad protagonist and the promise of navigating dreams.

10.03.12

NBA Live 13 has already been canceled by Electronic Arts. Needing more time to error out the problems that game had, a repeat occurrence that set back the NBA Live franchise another year. It's been since 2009 since EA has published a NBA basketball simulator, allowing 2k Sports to seize control of the market. It was previously rumored that NBA Live 13 was going to launch for Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network, but no official word was given from EA on the matter, however Microsoft community leader, Larry Hryb might have just confirmed the direction the game was heading in.

10.02.12

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is the video game your grandmother hates. A weird postmodern jumble of gratuitous gore, gaudy colors and vulgar creatures. Here a robot-legged panda will shoot at you with bouncing tic-tac-shaped lasers, as elsewhere a huge Spartan-masked scorpion spews waves of neon-bordered playing cards from its stinger. In this 2D platformer, your victims—98 more abominations like the ones above—must pay the price for having enjoyed humiliating photos of you in the bathtub. Anything goes.

09.30.12

Dungeon crawling games are definitely coming out of the woodwork as of late.  Diablo III no doubt has its fans, and I'm pretty sure Torchlight II has a huge following as well, judging by game sales.  And let's not forget the titles that are still fun to play on Xbox Live Arcade, including the original Torchlight and the sleeper hit Crimson Alliance, which is even better playing alongside a friend.  So, with that, we're trying to figure out what made Focus Home Interactive think that R.A.W.: Realms of Ancient War would stand out, especially considering the problems it possesses.

09.24.12

Capcom’s “Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection” celebrates the silver anniversary of the successful fighting franchise. Packed with games, DLC, Blu-Rays, and exclusive collectables, the set is impressive but will it please the hardcore “Street Fighter” fanatics? 

09.24.12

BOSTON -- Assassin's Creed III is shaping up to be a hot title this holiday season and Ubisoft Creative Director Alex Hutchinson and Multiplayer Game Directo Damien Kieken revealed more about single player and multiplayer campaigns as well as a lot of new gameplay footage and screenshots. We talked to them in Boston where the heart of all the American Revolution action took place some two hundred plus years ago in these exclusive video interviews.

09.18.12

It has long been speculated that BioWare, will return to the Mass Effect universe, but today marks the first official word from the studio hinting that more Mass Effect is on the way. This news comes on the day of the Bioware Co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck retired from the company they helped raise.

09.10.12

There are a number of great beat-em-ups to choose from on Xbox Live Arcade, including X-Men The Arcade Game, The Simpsons Arcade and, of course, the always favorable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  But folks out there might be seeking something a little more contemporary when it comes to beating people to a pulp, and that's where QOOC Soft's Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise comes in.  The idea is still the same – beat down a bunch of thugs and be the last man standing – but it takes place inside enclosed 3D arenas, and adds some gameplay gimmicks to be a bit more diversifying.  There's more satisfaction to it than we first expected, but it isn't quite the noble warrior it could've been.

09.08.12

Skyrim is a sprawling quest for anyone to undertake, packing a potential few hundreds of hours of gameplay to exhaust -- and that's not counting its previous DLC expansion, excellent as it was. It's a behemoth of a game that you approach when you've got the time and availability, because once you commit, you're in it for the long haul.