Adam Pavlacka's Articles


Xbox 360 Preview - 'New Xbox Experience'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 16, 2008 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The New Xbox Experience will give X360 owners a completely new experience that is fun, social and simple to use -- and puts more entertainment at their fingertips than any other device connected to the TV.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 14, 2008 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts the famous bear and bird duo return for a unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Gears of War 2'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 6, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, and thrusts players back into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 5, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts the famous bear and bird duo return for a unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain.

'Valkyria Chronicles' (PS3) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 5, 2008 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe - divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The game follows a hero named Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation’s 7th Platoon as they engage in a series of epic battles. At a recent press event we sat down with producer Valkyria Chronicles Ryutaro Nonaka.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Developer Interview #2

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Earlier we talked with Epic's Cliff Bleszinski about the game's single-player experience, and today we chat with Epic's senior producer Rod Fergusson about multiplayer.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Mirror's Edge'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Mirror's Edge is a first-person action adventure game where you are Faith, a 'runner' framed for murder in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched.

PS3 Preview - 'Valkyria Chronicles'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Valkyria Chronicles, known in Japan as Valkyria of the Battlefield, is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe - divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The game follows a hero named Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation's 7th Platoon as they engage in a series of epic battles.

'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 27, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. With Fallout 3's imminent release (tomorrow!) we sat down with Bethesda Softworks' product manager Pete Hines for some last minute insight.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Gears of War 2'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 24, 2008 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, and thrusts players back into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde.