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There you are, old Sam Fisher, minding your own business at some unknown cafe when the waiter brings you a cell phone and Bluetooth earpiece, compliments of the caller. It's Grim, it's Third Echelon, and it's the end of his vacation. Some thugs have managed to upset his vacation -- now we know why...

February 12th 2010 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Click for a bigger Home var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/playstation/Joystiq_reveals_upcoming_PlayStation_Home_content'; "Home will live or die on the strength of its content." It was good to hear these words coming from Daniel Hill, Sony Europe's Director of Home, at a media day event in Londo...

December 10th 2008 at 5:30am 0 Comments
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Interactive level design to the max! The Halo Interactive Strategy Game is a crown of shame, aiming a Christmas-ruining SPNKr at happy children everywhere. Sure, I tempered my expectations of a board game based off a video game -- especially an "interactive" one. But after imposing it on my regula...

November 6th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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click to embiggen "Nothing but a player?s decision and a tactics of using various weapons are important than anything that you really need to think to play." This line, taken from the official Demon's Souls site blurb, should make you feel as scared and confused as I felt when I got my hands on the...

October 15th 2008 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Skep·ti·cism (skpt-szm) n. A doubting or questioning attitude or state of mind; dubiety. Philosophya. A methodology based on an assumption of doubt with the aim of acquiring approximate or relative certainty. The rational and historically-proven assumption that any licens...

October 8th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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It is nearly impossible to introduce any feature that references Killzone 2 without mentioning its infamous first showing at E3 2005. After an internet fury over its controversial trailer, the shooter from Guerrilla Games was presented at Sony's annual Holiday Preview event this week in Toronto, Ca...

October 8th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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As a dot far in the December horizon, Prince of Persia shines brightly on many lists as a must-buy title this holiday season. As fans of the franchise, the announcement of a new Prince in a new setting was exciting, but also had us worried. A cel-shaded Prince with an A.I.-controlled ally following...

October 8th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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click to enlarge var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/Fallout_3_hands_on_Four_hours_in_the_Wasteland'; A mere 27 days from now, many of you will – as we've had a chance to – be taking your first steps outside of Vault 101 and into the Wasteland. As your eyes adjust to the unfa...

October 1st 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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I confess. I haven't touched the Mortal Kombat series since Trilogy on N64, and even then my interest had waned. The peak came in 1993 or thereabouts with MKII, so you can imagine the eyebrow raise when associate producer Hector Sanchez told me Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was taking it back to th...

September 25th 2008 at 11:25am 0 Comments
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Classic 2D Castlevania is here to stay. At least, that's how we feel after playing the latest in the series to hit the Nintendo DS, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. While the game stays true to the flat-faced games we've seen in the past, there's enough here in this little square cartridge to make t...

September 18th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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We recently had the chance to check out Combat Arms, the free-to-play online FPS brought to US shores by Nexon of America. Nexon is best known in the states for its unique side-scrolling MMORPG Maple Story. Despite the company's grounding in the MMO genre, Nexon chooses to see itself as a purveyor o...

September 4th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments