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It has been 5 years since we last saw the Master Chief and his less than trusty sidekick Cortana. In that 5 year span we’ve had a few different spin-off titles within the Halo universe, including Halo: ODST and Halo Reach (a prequel to the original Halo). After these, Bungie left their cosy nest at Microsoft and ventured into the world on their own. As a result, many questioned where   Read More ...

What makes a great baseball video game? Is it atmosphere? Realism? Attention to detail? All are things that should all be considered when looking into a game that is supposed to simulate our country’s favorite pastime. From the fresh air of open air stadiums to fresh smell of astro turf and hotdogs in the stands. Baseball has been around for decades, teams have come and gone and arenas have come   Read More ...

A once recognizable mascot for a thriving company, it appeared that Sonic was everywhere at one time. However, when Sega fell apart in the early 2000s it was hard to bring back Sonic into the limelight with a slue of disappointing releases. His games have been hit or miss since his redesign and haven’t brought back the feeling of what the blue hedgehog was all about. Sonic Generations is now   Read More ...

Categories: Reviews, Xbox 360

Do you find yourself asking this year; do I want more Call of Duty? If you have played any of the Call of Duty games before, especially Modern Warfare, then some of you will overwhelmingly say “of course!” Even if you’ve kept up with the series up until now, there will also be some of you that might be asking yourself if you want more. But if you’re on the   Read More ...

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2 years after Uncharted 2: Among Thieves wowed us with spectacular set pieces, an unrivaled introduction and balanced gameplay, Naughty Dog has returned with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Uncharted 3 brings the franchise full circle while reuniting characters, and story elements from the original title back in 2007. All of this while bridging together a fascinating origin story that looks deep into the history of our favorite hero and his   Read More ...

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Companies have been trying for years to find the perfect competitor to battle in the “war” against the Call of Duty franchise. It’s a war you see taking place in every trailer, press release and TV spot up until the games launch. The Battlefield series has roots originally in the PC, but has new life in the consoles thanks to the Bad Company releases. Battlefield 3’s release see it spanning   Read More ...

Categories: Reviews, Xbox 360

Arkham Asylum was shut down and all its inmates and resident lunatics from the Asylum and Blackgate prison were moved to what is now known as Arkham City right in the middle of Gotham City. However, it gets much worse, Hugo Strange was placed in charge and rules Arkham City with an iron fist all while Two-Face, Penguin and The Joker prepare for a three-way war. Finally to add to   Read More ...

Title: Driver: San Francisco Platforms: Xbox 360 [Reviewed], PlayStation, PC, Nintendo Wii Developed by: Ubisoft Reflections Published By: Ubisoft The Driver series has made its return after a long hiatus since its previous incarnation back in 2004 with Driv3r. Ubisoft Reflections took on the helm of development under the direction of the original series creators. Driver: SF opens with Charles Jericho being taken to prison only to escape with the   Read More ...

Categories: Reviews, Ubisoft

The Football Manager series has dominated the market. It has become the only real football management sim left (occasionally there is a new one or two from SI Games’ competitors, but it’s becoming increasingly rare). Some say this is a bad thing as it means that SI Games and SEGA don’t need to do much every year to keep their illustrious fanbase. The question is; have they got complacent with   Read More ...

Title: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Publisher Namco Bandai Games, Developer: Team Aces Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 [reviewed] MSRP: $59.99 Release Date: October 11 2011 When I received my review copy of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon a few days before launch, it took me by surprise. I remembered the days playing the old Microsoft flight simulator titles and thinking what it would be like to experience jet fighter combat in   Read More ...

The Resistance series has been an interesting series to follow along since its original launch back in 2006. It’s enjoyed a good amount interest from the press and gamers alike but is constantly debated on its quality and dated gameplay mechanics. It has since earned far less commendation then that of Uncharted or even inFAMOUS. It has very easily snuck into it’s own place as the “B” shooter and has   Read More ...

Developer: Id Software Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Release Date: October 4th, 2011 Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 [reviewed], and PC “Your reputation is everything here. If people don’t know you, they don’t like you.” Such is the motto set for your post-apocalyptic adventure after the impact of a galactic asteroid alters much of Earth’s landscape. You take the role of a recent escapee from the government’s last-ditch effort for post-disaster reclamation   Read More ...

It’s no secret that the Gears of War franchise is deemed as a big money-spinner for Microsoft and Epic. The once-contained trilogy has become a top tier series designed to excite the fanboys and create hysteria en-mass. Gears of War 3 is perfectly placed to get all the 360 owners riled up, and it’s fair to say they should be. What will strike you about the game first and foremost   Read More ...

Small developers are looking to become the forefront of the Steam marketplace. While we will always see big titles with ridiculously good deals flooding the Steam front page, it seems like the Indie developers are beginning to make up the numbers in the background. With that in mind, EDGE is one of the latest games made by a relatively small company (Two Tribes) that has just been released on Steam.   Read More ...

Categories: Featured Article, PC, Reviews, Steam

Firstly, I’d like to say sorry for how late this review is! My reviews from now on will be much timelier, I promise. Things have just been a wee bit hectic around these parts! I’ve been waiting years for Dead Island. I waited and waited as patiently as I could through the game’s on-again, off-again status. The moment I had the game in my possession, I felt my heart flutter   Read More ...

Categories: PC, PlayStation 3, Reviews, Xbox 360

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