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Xbox 360 Preview - 'Halo 3' Mythic Map Pack

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Bungie is working on the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack, which will include three new multiplayer maps (Assembly, Orbital and Sandbox), part of the Halo Wars Limited Collector's Edition, and be available on Xbox Live Marketplace later this spring.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Penny Arcade Adventures: Ep. 2'

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 18, 2009 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, will be a comic adventure game, the first chapter of the planned episodic series which will feature characters from Penny Arcade, including the well-known Gabe and Tycho.

PC Preview - 'Dragon Age: Origins'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 20, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion elements of existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

PSP Preview - 'Resistance: Retribution'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Resistance: Retribution is a PSP exclusive third-person adventure with an all new story, levels, weapons and enemies, as well as a proprietary targeting system and game engine that pushes the system to its limit, allowing more detailed characters, special effects, and terrain that captures the look and feel of the Resistance universe.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Mirror's Edge'

by Thomas Wilde on July 28, 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.

NDS Preview - 'Away: Shuffle Dungeon'

by Thomas Wilde on July 25, 2008 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Away: Shuffle Dungeon is a new RPG from Mistwalker, known for Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, where you take control of the young hero Sword, sole resident of the once booming Webb Village, who must rescue as many kidnapped townsfolk as possible from a mysterious unknown that has been slowly spiriting them away.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Dead Space'

by Thomas Wilde on July 21, 2008 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, developed by EA's Redwood Shores Studio, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

PC Preview - 'Left 4 Dead'

by Thomas Wilde on July 20, 2008 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four “Survivors” in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying “Boss Infected” mutants.

X360 Co-op Preview - 'Gears of War 2'

by Thomas Wilde on July 15, 2008 @ 2:44 a.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. We go hands on with the new Horde mode, check out the bots and some new maps...

Microsoft Pre-E3 2008 Press Briefing Summary

by Thomas Wilde on July 15, 2008 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2008

Microsoft's pre-E3 briefing began with a roundup of some of their upcoming triple-A titles, and moved on to discuss their new dashboard and several new functionalities for Xbox Live. If one thing was emphasized over the course of the briefing, it was a renewed focus on cooperative play. Many of the games that were shown were either party games meant for multiple players or otherwise introduced an unexpected cooperative element for an upcoming title.