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Favorite Games of 2010

Posted in Editorials, Industry, Playstation 3, PSN, PSP, Screenshots, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE with tags , , , , , , on December 31, 2010 by Stefano Terry

This year, I’ve decided to do things a little differently than my usual Best Of awards. Seeing as though I’m not a definitive authority on what the best games of the year are, I thought I’d just outright tell you about the games I personally enjoyed throughout 2010. Agree, disagree, leave comments about your own personal favorites, it’s all good. One thing is for certain though, 2010 was a fantastic year for gaming, and I had a great time. So, here are my personal favorite games of 2010. Continue reading

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Scott Pilgrim Vs The World The Game Review

Posted in Editorials, Playstation 3, PSN, Reviews, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE with tags , , , , , on December 25, 2010 by Stefano Terry

Genre: Sidescrolling Beat’em Up

Platform: PSN, XBLA

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft Chengdu

Price: $9.99 (USD)/ 800 MSPoints

It’s an unspoken rule… actually, it’s kind of a loudly spoken rule, that video games based on movies suck. There are exceptions to that rule, but the overwhelming majority of movie tie in games blow, or maybe it’s just the ones produced by Activision, but I digress.

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World The Game is in an interesting position, however. It is not only based off of a movie, but it’s based off of a movie based off of a series of Graphic Novels by Brian Lee O’Malley. That’s like, a double chance for the game to well and truly bomb.

Fortunately, the developers at Ubisoft opted to take on a novel approach. And by novel, I mean literally rip the game play mechanics of an often overlooked NES classic: River City Ransom. Continue reading

Red Dead Redemption + Undead Nightmare Review

Posted in Editorials, Playstation 3, PSN, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2010 by Stefano Terry

Genre: Sandbox/Western

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Developer: Rockstar San Diego

Price: $59.99 (USD)

I’ve always been a fan of the Western genre. Maybe it’s the picturesque landscape, tough as nails heroes and villains, or the lawless nature of the wild wild west that intrigues me so, but one thing is for certain; the genre is woefully under-represented in video games. The few titles that have gone down the western path are mostly average, with one or two notable entries. I was beginning to lose hope on ever experiencing a truly awesome western video, but lo and behold, the developers at Rockstar San Diego rode into the scene on a white horse and a gleaming badge of “awesome game,” and produced what is, I believe, the definitive western game this generation. Read on to find out why. Continue reading

Mass Effect 2 Alternate Appearance DLC Landing on PC and Xbox 360.

Posted in News, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE with tags , , , , on March 19, 2010 by Stefano Terry

Bioware has announced that they will be releasing a downloadable content pack for their epic Sci Fi adventure Mass Effect 2.

The content will be additional costumes for Garrus, Jack, and Thane. The pack will launch on March 23rd for the Xbox 360 and PC, and cost $2.

Mass Effect 2 Getting New Downloadable Content Via Cerberus Network

Posted in News, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE with tags , , , on February 26, 2010 by Stefano Terry

Bioware has announced that Mass Effect 2 will be receiving new DLC over the next few months with the first pack, Firewalker, hitting some time next month.

The content will feature five new missions, and the Hammerhead heavy assault vehicle, which “hovers over the battlefield at up to 120 kilometers per hour and features a guided missile system ensuring accuracy even during aggressive maneuvering.”

What’s interesting to note is that the DLC will be free for those gamers who have purchased a new copy of Mass Effect 2, and thus have the redeemable code that came packed into the game that allows them to connect to the Cerberus Network. For anyone who purchased the game used, it will run them $15, or 1200 MS Points.

Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station DLC Available for Download Now

Posted in News, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE with tags , , , , on August 25, 2009 by Stefano Terry

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Mass Effect fans can take a trip to Pinnacle Station in the latest new downloadable content for the sci fi epic.

Priced at 400 MS Points, Pinnacle Station is an Alliance Space Vessel that hosts a series of arenas and events for players to complete in a few hours time.

Review: Shadow Complex (XBLA)

Posted in Editorials, Reviews, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE with tags , , , , on August 19, 2009 by Stefano Terry

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Platform: XBLA (Xbox 360)

Genre: Sidescrolling Action/Adventure

Players: 1

Developer: Chair Entertainment, Epic Games

Price: 1200 MS Points

Shadow Complex, in short, is kickass. Since I’m sure that just won’t do as a review, I’ll elaborate.

What Shadow Complex lacks in depth of story and complexity of character (no pun intended), it makes up for it with fun, addicting gameplay that harkens back to a day when games were actually, you know, designed, instead of manufactured by committee.

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