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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.

Xbox 360 Multiplayer Preview - 'Gears of War 2'

by Thomas Wilde on July 9, 2008 @ 6:46 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.

PS2/Wii/X360 Preview - 'Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant'

by Thomas Wilde on May 17, 2008 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant, a rejuvenated Neo Cortex is taking over the world one brain at a time! Cortex and N. Brio devise a new kind of evil -- a text-messaging, do-anything device which controls both mutant and bandicoot minds. Armed with his quick-wits and lightening agility, Crash must free his friends, the titans and save the day!

Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon'

by Thomas Wilde on May 7, 2008 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In the culmination of the trilogy, players find Sypro teaming up with an unlikely ally - Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most challenging mission to date. As the Dark Master’s evil envelopes the world like a plague, Spyro must fulfill his destiny and unlock the true power of the purple dragon within him to stop the Dark Master in his tracks.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Ghostbusters: The Video Game'

by Thomas Wilde on May 6, 2008 @ 6:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Take on the role of a new recruit wanting to join the original film cast of the Ghostbusters team. Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Prototype'

by Thomas Wilde on May 5, 2008 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Prototype tells the story of Alex Mercer - a man haunted by his past, fighting a secret war in New York City. As the action spirals out of control, a conspiracy tied to his origins threatens the future of mankind itself.

NDS Preview - 'Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood'

by Thomas Wilde on May 1, 2008 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

BioWare is creating a stylish blend of strategy and speed for Sonic’s first RPG, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, mixing a rich story, hand-painted visuals, fast-paced team combat, and wireless collectible trading into a uniquely compelling adventure.

PS3/X360 Preview - '50 Cent: Blood on the Sand'

by Thomas Wilde on April 29, 2008 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

50 Cent will reprise his role as video game hero with 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, including G Unit's Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and DJ Whoo Kid who provide voice and likeness. In this fictional story, players play as one of the world's biggest hip-hop stars in an all-out battle to protect 50 Cent's assets and to collect payment from a crooked overlord.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway'

by Thomas Wilde on April 19, 2008 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Fallout 3'

by Thomas Wilde on April 11, 2008 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.