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Spec Ops has seen a lot of strategic action over the years, and has become a cult favorite amongst many gamers as a result.  But this summer, 2K Games will be taking the series in a new direction with the long-awaited Spec Ops: The Line.  Rather than using direct strategy, you'll instead be running and gunning your way through a war-torn Dubai, seeking out a lost troop while taking on refugees and seeking the truth to who's behind this.  We recently got a look at the game earlier this month at PAX East 2012, and managed to sit down with Cory Davis, art director, about it.


Once upon a time, we had game consoles that didn’t connect to the Internet, provide online global rankings or even go “above and beyond” when it came to graphics.  This was during the heyday of the Sega Genesis, a console that, from the early 90’s onward, dominated the game universe for some time.  Kudos to Sega for not only making a capable game console, but also a library to back it up, ranging from action games to sports titles to unique fare like Gunstar Heroes and Toejam and Earl.  If you somehow missed out on this generation, don’t fret, because Sega is bringing it to yet another platform.


As good a distraction as Transformers: Dark of the Moon was on Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, it just didn’t measure up to the monstrosity that came out a year before, the boldly original War For Cybertron.  Featuring a great new storyline, thrilling action and strong multiplayer, the game was a must for fans of Hasbro’s long-running franchise.  High Moon Studios recognizes this, and recently invited us down to Las Vegas to get a first glimpse at the upcoming sequel, Fall of Cybertron, which is introducing some bigger players into the picture – literally.


Rather than go on with another review that talks about how Michael Bay is Michael Bay and how the film drones on for way too long, I've decided to sum up my Transformers: Dark of the Moon thoughts into a "fun facts" format, so you get an idea of how I felt about the film without needing to look through 2,000 words.  I'm not Roger Ebert, y'know.  (I mean, I have a working jaw bone and respect for recently passed Jackass stars.)


I'm just going to get it out there, the Bioshock Infinite video demo was one of the most exciting things I saw at E3 2011. Bioshock Infinite is set on an alternate history floating Island called Columbia, sort of a skyward World's Fair and a monument to "American Exceptionalism." In this alternate timeline, the floating city became militarily involved in the Boxer Rebellion, killing many innocent civilians. The United States disowned the floating city, and it took to the clouds and out of the public eye. For years it was spoken of as a legend or "Boogie Man" to scare children.


In a small dark theater in a corner of the E3 2011 show floor, Capcom showed off a new video preview of Resident Evil Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS. The new Resident Evil is a return to the series survival horror roots, with the addition of the improved engine the series adopted from Resident Evil 4 onward. The game acts as a "prequel" to the events of Resident Evil 5, focusing on series originator Jill Valentine's search for Chris Redfield on an abandoned cruise ship.


LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant made sure nobody else stole the show on his turf in Tinseltown as Bryant scored 37 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as he led the West All-Stars to a 148-143 victory over the East All-Stars in front of a full house at Staples Center in LA. Bryant's performance earned him a record-tying fourth NBA All-Star MVP award after a one year absence when he sat out last year's All-Star festivities in Dallas with an injury.


BARCELONA -- Google (GOOG) and its Android operating system dominated Mobile World Congress being held this week in Barcelona as the search engine company's foray into the mobile world has quickly reached a crescendo. Google's fun green and white two story booth, complete with a smoothie juice bar and a circular slide where attendees could slide down in the middle of the booth and get their picture taken, represented a stark contrast to the more formal and stuffy business-like booths in this B2B-oriented, mobile industry show. The booth itself represented a departure from Google's normal trade show appearances, which have usually been much smaller and more utilitarian in design.