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It’s a trend that isn’t going away anytime soon – classic PlayStation/PlayStation 2 games being remade with high-definition gloss-overs and some new motion features added for good measure.  But at least it’s a trend with merit, judging by what we’ve seen so far in collections featuring Sly Cooper, God of War and Ico/Shadow of the Colossus.  And now you can add one more classic to the fray, as Capcom has officially unveiled Okami HD, which will be coming to PlayStation Network this fall.


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.


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.


With its first three House of the Dead games, Sega pretty much kept to form, putting two unlikely heroes together to save the world from a zombie apocalypse.  Sure, the third game – which arrived on PlayStation Network a while back – introduced some awesome shotguns, but the status quo of “shoot everything that moves” remained intact.  So would the same go for House of the Dead 4?  Well, sort of.


Q-Games has always been a developer that’s been just as much about style as it has substance with its games.  Take a look at the PixelJunk Shooter games, or, for that matter, the gorgeous PixelJunk Eden or the entertaining (if slightly difficult) PixelJunk SideScroller.  However, its latest effort, PixelJunk 4AM, might be its most innovative to date.  The reason for that is, instead of giving you pre-set objectives, it instead lets you play around with a musical space, shaping it however you see fit using the PlayStation Move controller.


Sega’s House of the Dead games weren’t out to change the world by any means.  The company merely put them together to give arcade goers the chance to blow off dozens of zombie heads without feeling remorse or worrying about how the world would end up after we cleaned house.  You know, none of that Walking Dead crap.  Now, ten years after making its debut in arcades (and sometime later on Xbox and Nintendo Wii), The House of the Dead III has come to PlayStation Network, complete with Move support, some slightly updated graphics, and a few other features.  Is it still worth it?  Absolutely, if you don’t mind the carnage.


NBA 2K12 has been roaring up the basketball charts over the past few months, mainly due to the lack of a (direct) competitor.  But it's still one hell of a sim, and players everywhere have been dunking and raining three's, even if it's without New York Knicks superstar Jeremy Lin.  (But, yeah, we know you play as him sometime.  Admit it.)  Now the madness is set to continue next month, as Best Buy has announced a new edition that will be sold exclusively through them.


The PlayStation 3 -- with its Move peripheral -- seems to be the new home for great arcade shooters, as indicated by such releases as Time Crisis: Razing Storm (with three arcade games in one) and House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut.  It doesn't look like they'll be changing course in 2012, as Sega has just announced two of its more popular arcade shooting games coming to PlayStation Network over the next few months.


We're just a couple of hours away from kick-off of the Spike Video Game Awards 2011 show, but already we know two of the bigger secret titles that are set for revealing.  And we've got the details for you inside.  Are you ready for the Revengeance?


Happy Halloween to everyone from  While you're probably out and about getting your trick or treat on (or watching a good horror flick, like us), we do have a small piece of scary game goodness for you, straight from Capcom.  It appears that another pair of Wii games are getting the transfer treatment to the PlayStation 3 next year with the forthcoming Resident Evil Chronicles.  Hey, why not?  It worked for House of the Dead: Overkill.


Sega's House of the Dead series has been haunting us for years, getting its start as a popular arcade shooter and eventually making its way to the home market with a number of sequels.  However, it fell just short of its true potential, mainly due to the fact that the storyline was average at best, even with the unpredictable bosses and the over-the-top fourth arcade game.  But all that has changed thanks to the approach of House of the Dead: Overkill, the Wii shooter that's getting a re-release on PlayStation 3 this week, in a new Extended Cut.


GoldenEye is one of the classics of console FPS games. It gave players the freedom to play through levels stealthy or guns blazing and had fairly fun multiplayer. Recently, it saw a remake for the Wii, featuring motion controls and somewhat improved graphics. Now another release of the game is in the works, this time with HD graphics for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Is this game really so fun that it deserves yet another version in this short span of time? That's what I went into my hands-on with GoldenEye 007: Reloaded wondering.


Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden 3 is moving right along in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, on course for a 2012 release.  This one looks just as brutal as ever, with Ryu Hayabusa carving up everyone in his path as he fights to save the world once more.  But there are a couple of key differences this time around.  How everyone adjusts to them depends on how deeply you get into the game.


Comic-Con 2011 is now officially over, but the show ended with a great deal of satisfaction.  And one of the outside events that fared similarly well with many goers took place over at 345 6th Street, the Sega Arcade.  Sega had a number of visitors drop by to check out several of its upcoming games, including Rise of Nightmares and several Sonic games.


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.


With the NBA lockout expected to keep NBA basketball shut down until at least January video game basketball may be all fans have this fall. With events like free agency stalled and rookies unable to sign contracts the rosters are impossible to accurately predict for the upcoming season. NBA 2K developer Visual Concepts will instead have to rely on gameplay tweaks and added features if they want NBA 2K12 to remain relevant through the lockout.


To many, the idea of updating a Wii classic to the PS3 complete with spruced up graphics and Move support should seem like heaven; I mean to date the Move still lacks in number truly innovative titles and No More Heroes from the Wii stables is perhaps the most ‘adult’ of all its titles, complete with blood, violence, gore and not to mention intermittent sexuality and Manga niceties; you can see the appeal.


Were you dying to see your favorite games booth at E3 2011? This list of Top 5 games is sure to tell you all you need to know about which booths stood out among the rest in the crowed showroom. These five displays are sure to take your breath away! Did your favorites crack the top 5?