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'Halo: Reach' (X360) Developer Interview with Brian Jarrard

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 13, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Step into the boots of a Spartan III, as Halo: Reach charts the story of Noble Team in their heroic stand to defend the planet Reach, its people and secrets against a ruthless assault by an alien collective known as the Covenant. We recently sat down with Brian Jarrard, community director, to get the skinny on Halo: Reach ....

Xbox 360 Review - 'Halo: Reach'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Step into the boots of a Spartan III, as Halo: Reach charts the story of Noble Team in their heroic stand to defend the planet Reach, its people and secrets against a ruthless assault by an alien collective known as the Covenant.

X360/PC Preview - 'Fable III' - The Next Two Hours

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 10, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Since its inception, the Fable franchise has offered players the opportunity to choose their own destinies as a hero, villain or someone between, where the possibilities are limitless and the consequences can weigh heavily on the path to greatness.

X360/PC Preview - 'Fable III' - The First Two Hours

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 9, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Fable III you will be called upon to rally and fight alongside your people, ascend to the seat of power, and experience the true meaning of love and loss.

Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 4, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions will allow players to travel through four different worlds as distinctly different versions of Spider-Man from four universes across Marvel lore, including The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man Noir.

'Rock Band 3' (ALL) Developer Interview with John Drake

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 1, 2010 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Featuring an 83-song setlist and access to far more music than any other music game, as well as innovative new gameplay modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games. This next iteration in the Rock Band platform has something new for everyone and also supports traditional Rock Band gameplay with players' existing instruments.

'DJ Hero 2' (ALL) Developer Interview with Doug Grutzmacher

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 27, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Living rooms will transform into nightclubs to let budding beat chemists, singing sensations and all of their friends party together by firing up two turntable controllers and a microphone to experience their favorite music as they've never heard it before in DJ Hero 2.

'True Crime: Hong Kong' (ALL) Interview with Chris Archer

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 26, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

True Crime follows the story of detective Wei Shen as he infiltrates one of Hong Kong’s notorious Triad crime syndicates. As a newly hired thug within the Triad organization, Wei must do whatever it takes to stay undetected and survive, balancing his moral duty as a cop with the objectives of the assignment.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Mafia II'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 23, 2010 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Mafia II immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940s-early 1950s scenario by fusing high-octane gunplay with white-knuckle driving and an engaging narrative. Players will easily become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city.

'Plants vs. Zombies' (XBLA) Interview with Ty Roberts

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 22, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

In Plants vs. Zombies, players use over 40 zombie-zapping plants like peashooters and cherry bombs to slow down, confuse, weaken and ultimately destroy more than two dozen types of zombies before they can reach your front door. A couple of weeks ago, we chatted with PopCap's Ty Roberts about the upcoming XBLA version of Plants vs. Zombies. In case you missed it, check out our PvZ XBLA preview!