Adam Pavlacka's Articles


'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (PC) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 14, 2009 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person, open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again redefine the limits of destruction-based gameplay. The PC edition will include the Demons of the Badlands DLC, six Wrecking Crew maps and the two new game modes (Bagman/Team Bagman) from the Multiplayer Pack, two multiplayer maps previously only for pre-orders, as well as two PC exclusive maps.

Xbox 360 Review - 'The Beatles: Rock Band'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 9, 2009 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band's legendary career. In addition, The Beatles: Rock Band will offer a limited number of new hardware offerings modeled after instruments used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr throughout their career.

PC Preview - 'Order of War'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 5, 2009 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Order of War features massive scale battles brought to life with a cinematic intensity never seen before in a WWII strategy game. Players take command of an entire army including ground troops, artillery, tank divisions and aircraft in all out strategic assaults.

PS3 Review - 'Batman: Arkham Asylum'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 5, 2009 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 3rd-person action game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, that exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Halo 3: ODST'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 4, 2009 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Halo 3: ODST is a new game in the Halo saga that lets people experience events leading up to the epic story told in Halo 3 through the eyes of an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper, as they search for clues leading to the whereabouts of their scattered squad and the motivations behind the Covenant's invasion of New Mombasa.

PS3/X360 Multiplayer Preview - 'Brütal Legend'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 3, 2009 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person Action/Adventure game starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.

Wii Preview - 'Colin McRae: DiRT 2'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 benefits from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, a new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original, as well as a roster of off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Wet'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 25, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Wet is a highly stylized third-person shooter that seamlessly blends acrobatics, gun play, and sword kills. With dual pistols and a samurai sword, you can engage in combat while sliding on floors, running on walls, jumping, flipping, and performing amazing acrobatic moves – leaving a massive body count in your wake.

'WET' (PS3/X360) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 24, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

WET is a highly stylized third-person shooter that seamlessly blends acrobatics, gun play, and sword kills. With dual pistols and a samurai sword, you can engage in combat while sliding on floors, running on walls, jumping, flipping, and performing amazing acrobatic moves – leaving a massive body count in your wake.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 23, 2009 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

For the first time ever, you can customize the makeup of your band with any combination of instruments in-game: two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, etc. while also adding new gameplay modes.