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06.01.12

Releasing an open-world adventure game these days is a pretty risky move, not only because you need to have the right amount of content to make it worthwhile, but also because of the competition.  Skyrim has been ruling the online realm for months, despite PlayStation 3 problems; The Witcher 2 introduced a captivating tale in its own right; and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning certainly isn’t a slouch.  Undaunted, Capcom has decided to release Dragon’s Dogma anyway, and though it’s hardly a trouble-free experience, adventurers will love what it has to offer.

06.01.12

Remember last year when Techland and Deep Silver introduced the racing game Nail’d?  It actually provided a fresh new take on the ATV racing scene, thanks to its heavily vertical (yet still surprisingly cramped) level design and its non-stop speed.  Well, Ubisoft apparently liked it as well, as it’s commissioned the game’s developer, Techland, to do it all over again for Mad Riders, which hit Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this week.  And while some of the game’s flaws still remain intact, it remains a fun racer – especially if you’ve got online friends looking to join you.

05.31.12

Calling all Jedi, Sith lords and Bounty Hunters! Lucasarts reveals a brand new video game called, Star Wars: 1313. During the segment, GTTV traveled to San Francisco where the game is being developed. This confirms all the rumors that have swirly around the project, while leaving us speculating.

05.31.12

When I first played Gravity Rush last year at E3, I saw how it stood out in the PlayStation Vita line-up at the time, with its exquisite art style and its innovative gameplay style.  But then I thought…”What if they ‘gimmick’ this and make it more about the features of the game than the game itself?”  And doubt began to sank in.  But, as I usually get these days with game developers, Sony Japan Studio pulled a 180 on me and actually made Gravity Rush one of the more entertaining Vita efforts to date.  Gotta love surprises.

05.31.12

The last time that the DC Comics characters made a respectable appearance in a fighting game, it was in the crossover title Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, which wasn't half bad but ended up being somewhat mixed reviews due to its Teen-rated nature.  However, since Mortal Kombat has gone on to bloody success returning to its roots, why can't DC Comics get its own fighting love?  It's doing just that, as Ed Boon and his team at Netherrealm Studios have announced Injustice: Gods Among Us, a new fighting game with plenty of comic book love.

05.31.12

Marcus Fenix's saga in the Gears of War franchise may have come to a close, but that doesn't mean the series can't continue on with a new lead.  And it looks like it will be, according to a recent cover reveal by Game Informer Magazine.  The publisher unveiled its new cover this morning, revealing silhouettes surrounding familiar Gears of War motif.  The game is already confirmed to be officially unveiled this Monday during the Microsoft press conference, but the real question is...what should we expect?

05.31.12

For the longest time, Dead Space 3 has been heavily rumored, following the awesomeness that was Dead Space 2 last year.  And why not?  Fighting vicious aliens while scrambling to stay alive through tense situations...it just makes for a good time in video games.  Well, before EA could possibly announce the game at its press conference for E3, it looks like a site called All Games Beta has stumbled upon some key screenshots from the project, as well as a logo and teaser image that confirms, yup, Isaac Clarke is in for another bad day.  (But hey, at least he's not alone, right?)

05.30.12

When it comes to games made specifically for the PlayStation Move, Sony could’ve done better.  Some of the lamer party and dancing efforts are easily forgettable; Kung Fu Rider stunk worse than a slice of Gouda cheese left in an unplugged fridge for a week; and Medieval Moves was too jittery for its own good.  But now, two years after its initial announcement, we have a game that actually makes the PlayStation Move look likable, even though using it actually reveals a pretty big weakness.

05.30.12

At one point, folks were worried what would become of Insomniac Games’ Ratchet and Clank series, considering that the team was moving on to multi-platform development with its upcoming Electronic Arts project Overstrike, announced at last year’s E3.  Well, don’t fret.  Along with the forthcoming Ratchet and Clank HD Collection, which is being developed by Idol Games and overseen by Insomniac, the team is actually returning for an all new effort – one that long-time fans will appreciate.

05.30.12

Earlier this month, we reported on the story that 2K Sports was looking to launch its latest basketball sim, NBA 2K13, sometime in early October, and would have the game ready to hit the floor of E3 next week.  Today, 2K Sports confirmed the story, stating that its championship series would indeed be heading back to stores to once again dominate the paint.

05.29.12

A lot of folks I know were pretty disappointed with Resistance 3, despite Insomniac Games’ efforts to take the series in a new direction following the death of its main hero, Nathan Hale.  Me?  Well, it irked me in places, but I could see what the developers were trying to do, and I had a fair amount of fun with it – even though I still turned to Killzone 3 by default afterward.  Now, people are once again getting divided up over the release of Burning Skies, the first portable entry for Resistance on the Vita.  (In this case, game critics.)  But, honestly, is it really that bad?  Nope, in fact, it’s pretty good.

05.29.12

If there’s one company that knows how to show appreciation for its classics, it’s Sega.  Over the years, they’ve re-released a number of their Genesis and arcade hits as digital downloads, and includes them in such compilations as Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection as well.  So it should be no surprise that it continues to beef up its Sega Vintage Collection, this time with a trio of games that, while not exactly fitting together in a theme, provide entertainment for old-school gamers and newcomers everywhere.

05.29.12

When Microsoft released Kinect Joy Ride a year and a half ago for its Xbox 360, it left audiences torn.  While casual players and kids got a kick out of holding onto an imaginary steering wheel and performing tricks, others just didn’t get the “feel” of the game, and left it behind in favor of the more hardcore racing terrain of Forza MotorSport 3.  With that, the company, in association with the development team at BigPark, opted to remake the game the way it was originally intended, as a downloadable release for Xbox Live Arcade.  So, now that Joy Ride Turbo has returned to its roots, is it a better run around the block?  Actually, yes.

05.29.12

A little while back, we posted a first look at THQ's upcoming wrestling opus WWE 13, by way of a leaked trailer that featured WWE champion CM Punk talking about a revolution.  But little did he know what kind of revolution it would bring from the game community.  Last night, the hype surrounding the game reached a fever pitch when the official cover for the game was revealed.  At first, General Manager John Laurenitis joked that he would be featured on the cover...but then CM Punk came down and officially unveiled how the final game would look.  Thank goodness.