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01.10.13

LAS VEGAS -- Last year at CES, Razer showed us their amazing high-powered Windows gaming tablet code named Project Fiona with a TBA shipping date of sometime in 2012. Well it's 2013 and Razer has finally launched their long awaited, much hyped super gaming tablet and it is every bit as amazing as we expected. Packing up to an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GTX 640 dedicated graphics card all in a package just over 2 pounds, the new Razer Edge gaming tablet has the specs gamers want at a size that makes gaming truly portable. The Edge also has optional game controller and keyboard docking accessories. We caught up with Razer's Brian Jang to give us the low down and show off the Edge in this exclusive video interview from the floor of CES 2013.

10.02.12

 

The whole of the video game industry had a bit of a get-together this weekend at the Eurogamer expo in London. With more than 80 games playable on the show floor, the exhibition was giving the public and the professionals a good glimpse at what we can all expect from the few months ahead of us. GamerLive.TV was there, talking to players and developers, playing the games, chatting up the lightly dressed virgin pin-ups and, overall, looking for the future hits that everyone will need to play in the next 6 months.  In the next few days, I will have a look at the top 5 most awaited AAA games, why everyone is talking about them and if they really deserve the hype. But there are some excellent and very creative productions that you might not have heard of or might not have paid attention to, but that are definitely worth playing.

10.01.12

The Spy Hunter franchise was a cult last console generation hit. The speedy arcadic feel mixed in with blowing objectives away in unrealistic ways delighted audiences in 2001 when it was last seen. The Saliva heavy rock metal theme combined with Peter Gunn’s Spy Hunter theme made the core gameplay experiences enjoyable. Since then we haven’t seen another entry until now. Spy Hunter is returning to the Playstation Vita with a new theme scored by Ryan Shore.

09.23.12

ORLANDO -- Disney Interactive revealed the Aladdin-based second castle wing of is much anticipated handheld platformer Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion for the Nintendo 3DS handheld and released new screenshots. Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion's story bridges the storyline between Epic Mickey and the upcoming Epic Mickey 2 for consoles and fully utilizes the Nintendo 3DS' two screens as well as its 3D capabilities. We talked exclusively to Creative Director Warren Spector and Game Director Peter Ong about the new game and got a hands on preview. Also, check out the new screenshots

09.10.12

Have you ever wondered who would win the fight between a giraffe and a cheetah? Or between a panda and a kangaroo?  These questions have haunted human kind for centuries and have fed fierce debates through long nights. But fear not, my friends, for the answers are on their way. Fear not, for Tokyo Jungle is coming on the PSN.

08.19.12

Last week, I get a chance to get hands on time with easily one of the most anticipated games of the holiday season, Ubisoft’s Assassins’ Creed 3. Instead of being on foot and climbing on rooftops in Boston, I was established in Caribbean on controlling a boat.

08.17.12

Who hasn't fantasized about less-than-likely Sony character crossovers? Who hasn't envisioned a knock-down, drag-out battle to the death between iconic PlayStation mainstays at a time? Those might sound like bizarre gaming fantasies, but at least a few of us have sat and pondered how such a game might pan out.

08.01.12

Blossom Minds, the French team from Lyon, are working on a very charming platform game for XBLA, PSN and Steam called Walter. A classic horizontal scrolling game at first sight, the title could be of much more interest.

07.08.12

The first person shooter genre is stacked with quality AAA games from various publishers year in and year out. Most of them usually carry strict military tone that resembles the theme carried out thought the game. Offensive Combat is different and takes an entirely different approach. The game doesn’t take it self seriously and that is one of its main attributes.

07.02.12

Dead Space has horrified audiences since it first started in 2008. You played as Isaac Clark, a ship systems engineer on titan station when all hell breaks lose. Setting the tone for the series is the soundtrack done by Jason Graves. Graves score in the series is chilling and often leaves players on the edge of their seat. In Dead Space 2, he used a wide range of instruments to horrify the player. Screeching violins, vibrant ambient noises and roaring electric guitars always kept the game fresh as you continued to fight against necromorphs. but do fans notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

06.29.12

Timothy Michael Wynn has scored music in the video game industry since 2005. He has worked on known game franchises like Command & Conquer, Warhawk and Red Faction. You might have heard his work on CW’s Supernatural. His best work was in Warhawk as gave its vibrant atmosphere that suit it’s military theme. It’s Wynn’s behind the scenes work that helped make the game stand out from the rest, but do fans notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

06.27.12

Last fall, Epic’s Gears Of War franchise came to a close. It has helped form the third person shooter genre as various publishers have adapted the Unreal Engine. The series launched in 2006 with Kevin Riepl designing the score for the game. The signature Gears Of War echo came from him and has been echoed through out the series. The thunderous bass, drums and orchestral clashing together are what fans come to expect. Riepi also showed his full repertoire by creating the somber and depressing times in Gears Of War, but do fans notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

06.21.12

It’s been nearly 12 years since we’ve seen Tekken Tag Tournament, Namco’s off-shoot in its fighting franchise, where you could tag team between two characters when facing off against enemies, switching them out with tactics and engaging in some rather creative melees as a result.  We’re supposing that the company preferred the “one vs. one” option for so long, as they demonstrated in Tekken 4, Tekken 5 and Tekken 6.  But finally, we’re getting a return of team fighting madness with Tekken Tag Tournament 2, which is set to hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this September, with a Wii U release to follow later in the year.

06.20.12

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.

06.19.12

When it was first released last year, Batman: Arkham City did more than turn a few heads.  It defined exactly what a comic book-oriented game was supposed to be.  Featuring a larger environment than the original Batman: Arkham Asylum, breathtaking amounts of stuff to do within the prison-like city, awesome gameplay ranging from gliding to fighting enemies on the ground, and plenty of unique story twists, it set the standard for games that will follow in the years to come.  And with that, WB Games was probably wondering, “Why let Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC owners have all the fun?”