Adam Pavlacka's Articles

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Shank'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 1, 2010 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Shank is an over-the-top action/adventure, built with all the things that the devs over at Klei Entertainment are passionate about: amazing control, great animation, immersive environment, and everything else that we feel like, and none of the stuff we don't.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Mafia II'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 31, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Dead Space 2'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 30, 2010 @ 1:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience using gruesome new tools, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught.

PS3 Preview - 'Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 28, 2010 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The anime style characters and backgrounds from previous Atelier titles remain, but they have been upgraded with a stunning cell-shaded animation style. The basic game play carries over the tradition of the series, using alchemy as the main focal point, where players can craft new items and also battle enemies using the power of alchemy.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Alan Wake' The Signal DLC

by Adam Pavlacka on July 27, 2010 @ 12:00 p.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.

New Copyright Rules Could Legalize Console Mods

by Adam Pavlacka on July 26, 2010 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monday morning the copyright office at the Library of Congress published a set of six exemptions to existing federal law which prohibits the circumvention of copyright measures. Under the rules, activity which falls under the exemptions is explicitly legal and cannot subject the user to liability under the D.M.C.A. or other laws.

PSP Preview - 'Cladun: This is an RPG'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 20, 2010 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Cladun is a retro-style dungeon crawler game. Players can create their own main character from scratch using a graphics editor and the dungeons that you will be adventuring in are randomly created for infinite replay value.

XBLA Review - 'TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 17, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Cowabunga dude! Marking the franchise’'s 25 anniversary, everyone's favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is back with a brand-new look. The arcade classic has been revamped with all new 3D graphics but the same classic beat-'em-up gameplay.

XBLA Review - 'Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 15, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex is an action-puzzle platformer where you play as Ben Tennyson with the ability to transform into 10 different aliens, and utilizing the powers of the Omnitrix set out to battle a new threat to Earth.

Movie Review - 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

by Adam Pavlacka on July 14, 2010 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is an innovative and epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil.