Adam Pavlacka's Articles


XBLA Preview - 'Hydro Thunder Hurricane'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 30, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Featuring all-new, over-the-top themed environments, rocket-powered speedboats, gorgeous visuals, and amazing dynamic water physics, Hydro Thunder Hurricane is the adrenaline dripping sequel fans have been waiting for.

Movie Review - 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 30, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time, which can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Crackdown 2'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 29, 2010 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Crackdown 2 takes multiplayer gaming to unprecedented levels for the ultimate cooperative and competitive multiplayer experience, providing you and your friends with the complete freedom to explore, destroy and play as you return to restore justice and peace to Pacific City — by any means necessary.

Is a 'Beyond Good & Evil 2' (ALL) Announcement Coming at E3?

by Adam Pavlacka on May 18, 2010 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2003, Ubisoft released its action/adventure Beyond Good & Evil, but sales numbers were disappointing, and the franchise was abandoned. Since the UbiDays 08 teaser, not much has been said, apart from Ubisoft's Michel Ancel revealing that BG&E 2 will be more complex and immersive than the original.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Alan Wake'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 18, 2010 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a bestselling horror writer who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In the game, those nightmares come true.

XBLA Review - 'Rocket Knight'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 18, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Rocket Knight, a 2D side-scrolling title first released on the 16-bit SEGA Genesis and SNES, players take on the role of a fiery opossum named Sparkster who returns home to the Kingdom of Zephyrus after 15 years to find it in shambles. Using wits and a trusty rocket pack, players must steer clear and overcome a hostile wolf army looming to take the lives of the Zephyrus people.

PlayStation Blog Social Media Manager Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on May 14, 2010 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

At a recent SCEA press event, we had the chance to see several upcoming titles, but we also decided to interview its social media manager, Jeff Rubenstein, the man in charge of the PlayStation.Blog Web site and keeping us all informed on the latest PSP and PS3 happenings.

'Blacklight: Tango Down' (ALL) - Developer Interview

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

Blacklight: Tango Down is a fast-paced FPS based in a new fictional universe called Blacklight. The game's near-future setting is brought to life with disturbingly detailed and old-world architecture dripping with modern sci-fi lighting and brightly lit advertisements, an effect that causes each environment to appear both futuristically alien as well as hauntingly familiar.

Valve Offers 'Portal' Free of Charge

by Adam Pavlacka on May 12, 2010 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Portal is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Blacklight: Tango Down'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 11, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Blacklight: Tango Down is a fast-paced FPS based in a new fictional universe called Blacklight. The game's near-future setting is brought to life with disturbingly detailed and old-world architecture dripping with modern sci-fi lighting and brightly lit advertisements, an effect that causes each environment to appear both futuristically alien as well as hauntingly familiar.