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Post-E3 Insider Impressions

by Matt Mefford on July 10, 2006 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now that the E3 aftermath has finally subsided, we asked some unconventional exhibitors about their experiences. What did they see, what did they like or dislike, and what did they take away from the event? Read on to find out ...

id Software - Todd Hollenshead Q&A

by Matt Mefford on Feb. 25, 2006 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

In this interview, Todd Hollenshead, CEO of id Software, pulls no punches and speaks in a refreshingly straightforward manner, with none of the sugar-coating or PR "fluff" that pervades our industry nowadays. Read on, my fellow gamer, and see what Todd has to say about the future of gaming, the industry at large today, and some newly divulged tidbits on their plans for the year…

Xbox 360 Preview - 'The Outfit'

by Matt Mefford on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Between a press tour and a pre-DICE event in Las Vegas, two of our wacky staffers were able to spend some hands-on time with THQ's upcoming X360 title, The Outfit. The schizophrenic tone of this preview is a result of the combination of their opinions, concerns, and observations … or their own underlying mental issues. You be the judge!

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers'

by Matt Mefford on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers builds upon the ground-breaking, genre-blending game play of the original, integrating an all new robust multiplayer system, player-controlled coalition forces, mechanized units and enhanced character abilities and advanced enemy A.I.

'Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse' Developer Q&A

by Matt Mefford on Jan. 21, 2006 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Adjust the weight and balance to win your game! The Logitech G5 Laser Mouse gives you the edge with a 2000 dpi laser engine sending out an astounding 500 USB reports per second for precision response at blinding speeds. We got our hands on the G5 mouse, loved it so much that we met up with Logitech's Sr. Product Marketing Manager Erik Charlton to ask a few questions.

'Dead Rising' (X360) - Developer Interview

by Matt Mefford on Jan. 10, 2006 @ 12:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Dead Rising follows the harrowing tale of the overzealous freelance photojournalists Frank West, as he struggles to survive an endless stream of zombies. Players will have full reign of a realistic shopping center, utilizing anything they find to fight off the flesh-hungry mob and search for the truth behind the horrendous epidemic. We met up with Capcom's project coordinator Robert Hamiter, who gave us a demo and answered a few questions ...

'The Outfit' (X360) - Developer Interview

by Matt Mefford on Dec. 29, 2005 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

THQ and Relic Entertainment take explosive World War II combat to the next generation in an all new 3rd Person Action Game. Combining intense squad-based combat and easy to use strategic gameplay elements, The Outfit takes players behind enemy lines, battling the Nazi War Machine through a variety of combat missions.

GameCube Preview - 'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess'

by Matt Mefford on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

A more grown-up Link returns to the Nintendo GameCube in a new adventure, and an impressive new 3-D look. Solve challenging puzzles, explore vast lands and hunt for treasure. Immerse yourself in the deep storylines and rich graphics that the franchise is known for. Our last encounter with Link dates back to E3, so it's time to head over to G.A.M.E and check it out again ...

Games and Music Experience Convention - Screens

by Matt Mefford on Dec. 8, 2005 @ 4:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last weekend, the Games and Music Experience, G.A.M.E. was held in San Francisco's Moscone Center convention hall. Hosted by GameSpot, the event is a public happening and a chance to give the gaming public hands-on time with some of older/classic titles, some upcoming games, as well as a chance for local up-and-coming musical acts to show their stuff. We were present and snapped a few photos ...

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Gears of War'

by Matt Mefford on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Blending the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, Gears of War is the first game developed by Epic Games exclusively for Microsoft Game Studios and Xbox 360. "Gears of War" thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet.