Adam Pavlacka's Articles


Movie Review - 'The Watch'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 27, 2012 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Four suburban guys come together to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. When they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary people, they must save their neighborhood — and the world.

XBLA Review - 'Wreckateer'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 27, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Wreckateer uses Kinect to put you in control of a massive castle-wrecking ballista. With the help of Wreck and Tinker, travel the land and destroy 60 castles infested with goblins using six magical projectiles.

Astro A50 Debuts with Firmware Issue, Official Statement

by Adam Pavlacka on July 24, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Astro Gaming's A50 wireless headset officially debuted today, though it was not a flawless launch. The initial batch of units have an audio drop bug that manifests itself at random times. We confirmed the bug in our review hardware. While minor, it is noticeably present throughout all types of use.

XBLA Review - 'Zuma's Revenge'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 20, 2012 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Zuma's Revenge! reinvents the ball-blasting bliss of the original Zuma with high-resolution graphics, wild new game mechanics, all-new modes and power-ups and much more.

Movie Review - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 20, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning from hero to fugitive. The Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he hoped was the greater good, but everything changes with the arrival of a cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous is Bane, a masked terrorist who drives Bruce out of his self-imposed exile.

XBLA Review - 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 19, 2012 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is a digital download title that takes the best elements of the classic THPS games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience.

'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Interview With Tony Hawk

by Adam Pavlacka on July 16, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2012 - Post-E3 2012

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is a digital download title that takes the best elements of the classic THPS games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience.

XBLA Review - 'Spelunky'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 13, 2012 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Spelunky is a cave exploration / treasure-hunting game inspired by classic platform games and roguelikes, where the goal is to grab as much treasure from the cave as possible. Every time you play, the layout will be different. Use your wits, reflexes and items to survive and go ever deeper! Perhaps at the end, you may find what you're looking for...

PSP Mini Review - 'Velocity'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 6, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Velocity is a scrolling shooter unlike any other which features an innovative teleport mechanic, allowing players to jump around the screen and return to previous areas of a level to solve time sensitive logic puzzles.

Hardware Preview - 'Astro Gaming A50 Audio System'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 3, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2012 - Post-E3 2012

The wireless Astro A50 headset provides Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound with clarity and performance powered by KleerNet's 5.8Ghz solution. The A50 comes with three different EQ modes for movies, gaming, and competitive shooters.