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Adam Pavlacka's Articles


'Empire: Total War' Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Dec. 1, 2008 @ 6:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Empire: Total War, the new installment in The Creative Assembly’s Total War RTS franchise, will maintain the series 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing 3D naval combat into the series.

PC Preview - 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 22, 2008 @ 7:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Powered by an enhanced proprietary Essence Engine 2.0, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II will take players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-operative multiplayer campaign.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Halo Wars'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 19, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind.

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.

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.

'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.