Adam Pavlacka's Articles


Xbox 360 Review - 'Rocksmith'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 19, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rocksmith is the first and only game where players can plug any real guitar with a standard quarter-inch input jack, and play through an in-depth library of music including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs.

XBLA Review - 'Guardian Heroes'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 13, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Originally released for the SEGA Saturn in 1996, Guardian Heroes is a a classic Action-RPG Brawler that has been re-mastered with enhanced graphics, online co-op and battle modes, all-new modes of play, and more.

XBLA Review - 'Orcs Must Die!'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 12, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A white-knuckle blend of action and strategy, Orcs Must Die! challenges players to defend fortresses under siege.

XBLA/PC Review - 'Worms Ultimate Mayhem'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 9, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Worms Ultimate Mayhem is a souped-up, revamped, high-definition reimagining of Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem, bringing together both games in one overstuffed, over-the-top package.

Movie Review - 'Real Steel'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 7, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In the near future, the sport of boxing has gone high-tech. Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when steel robots took over the ring. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Maxto build and train a championship contender.

'Rage' (ALL) Developer Interview with Todd Hollenshead

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 4, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Rage is set in post-apocalyptic wasteland after a meteor hits Earth and wipes out civilizations. Rage is an all-new take on the first-person shooter, developed using id Software's new Tech5 engine.

PSN Review - 'Burnout Crash!'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 2, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Burnout Crash! goes back to its roots by bringing the series’ fan-favorite Crash mode to the forefront, adding new top-down gameplay, exciting features and Autolog to let players compete with their friends while embracing their road rage.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Arcade to Use "Always-On" DRM, Require Additional Payment Per Play

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 30, 2011 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Editorials

Normally when one hears of "always-on" DRM the discussion is in context of PC gaming. Ubisoft has been particularly notable (or notorious, depending on your point of view) here, implementing the "Internet required" DRM scheme on a number of its titles.

XBLA Review - 'Radiant Silvergun'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 29, 2011 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Treasure's classic Saturn shooter, Radiant Silvergun makes its way to the Xbox 360. Radiant Silvergun is the precursor to Ikaruga.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Rocksmith'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 28, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rocksmith is the first and only game where players can plug any real guitar with a standard quarter-inch input jack, and play through an in-depth library of music including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs.