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PC Preview - 'Heroes of Newerth 2.0'

by Adam Pavlacka on Dec. 2, 2010 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Heroes of Newerth is a session-based multiplayer Action-RPG heavily inspired by the popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients (DotA), but with vast improvements in graphics and gameplay.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Crackdown 2' Toy Box DLC

by Adam Pavlacka on Dec. 1, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

Move vs. Kinect - Shipped vs. Sold

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:24 p.m. PST | Filed under Editorials

After Microsoft announced that it had sold 2.5 million Kinect units to consumers, Sony followed up with its own announcement that it had shipped 4.1 million Move units to retailers. While the two announcements may seem similar on the surface, the difference in wording is key.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'TRON: Evolution'

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

Set during the era between the two TRON films, TRON: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the TRON mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.

XBLA Review - 'Pac-Man Championship Edition DX'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 27, 2010 @ 5:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX features more than 100 varied and mind-boggling mazes to navigate. Several new modes test a player's pellet-munching aptitude.

ilomilo Hits XBLA Ahead Of Schedule

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 26, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ilomilo, the Microsoft published puzzler, was made available as a Windows 7 phone exclusive title earlier this year. At the same time Microsoft confirmed that the game would also be making its way to XBLA, however no firm release date was set.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Alan Wake' The Writer DLC

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 26, 2010 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | 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.

X360 Kinect Review - 'Kinect Sports'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 24, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Turn your living room into a world-class stadium, bowling alley, soccer pitch or track-and-field arena. With Kinect Sports you're not only the star player, you are the controller. See a ball? Kick it. Spike it. Even give it a little topspin. Kinect Sports features soccer, beach volleyball, bowling, table tennis, track and field, and boxing.

PS3/X360/PC Review - 'Mafia II: Joe's Adventures'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 23, 2010 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | 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. The Joe's Adventures DLC continues the story through the eyes of Joe Barbaro, Vito Scaletta’s best friend, during the time that Vito spends in prison.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Mindjack'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

With this unique action shooter set in 2031, MindJack offers a distinctive experience that throws players into a revolutionary playing field where an engaging solo campaign transitions seamlessly to thrilling, cooperative multiplayer gameplay.