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Jackie’s Back With Some New Tricks in Darkness II

When Starbreeze Studios released The Darkness on consoles in 2007, they successfully breathed new life into an aging license. Now, five years later, the sequel sports a new developer, a reworked control scheme, and radically new visuals. The result capitalizes on the strengths of the original source material while providing, for the most part, an extremely entertaining experience.
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TOY FAIR 2012: Dark Horse

Dark Horse Collectibles’ tiny booth at this year’s Toy Fair was packed with intense new items from some of the great new licenses they’re working with. From retro nostalgia to modern art pieces, Dark Horse is set to deliver some sweet collectibles in 2012– Find out about everything they’ve got planned for the new year…

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Toy Fair 2012: Square Enix

 

Square Enix/Play Arts Kai has a well-earned reputation for their quality output and fanatical attention to detail.  Without hesitation, I can tell you that their showing was what I personally was most looking forward to at Toy Fair 2012 and they did not disappoint.  Grab a towel and start drooling with anticipation of this year’s lineup. Continue reading “Toy Fair 2012: Square Enix” »

Toy Fair 2012: Mezco Toyz

 

Mezco Toyz has a great track record for producing stylish and unique takes on licensed properties along with their creative originals.  With a stellar showing at Toy Fair, Mezco is set to continue this trend as they unveiled some killer new franchises while continuing to expand on their existing lines.  Check out what they have in store for you this year!

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Saints Row: The Third – Your New Guilty Pleasure

Modern video games have evolved into something of an art form; able to deliver complex and thought-provoking narratives with realistic characters and situations that you can truly invest yourself in, providing a cinematic experience to the player.  The Saint’s Row series, however, throws any semblance of balance and realism out the window in favor of what is frankly the most entertaining game of the year.    Continue reading “Saints Row: The Third – Your New Guilty Pleasure” »

Otomedius Excellent is the Breast Shooter Around

When a game advertises itself as a spiritual successor to the legendary Gradius, shooter fans are bound to take notice.  After all, in the mid eighties, vertical and side-scrolling shooters ruled coin-op arcades and Gradius was among the best.  Enter Otomedius Excellent which, while aping the old-school formula, shows us how far games in this genre have evolved. Continue reading “Otomedius Excellent is the Breast Shooter Around” »

NYCC: Shoot Many Robots Preview

Boston-based Demiurge Studios is currently known for their supporting roles in developing games like BioShock & Mass Effect and, in early 2012, they will be unleashing their first original title, “Shoot Many Robots” – the most aptly named video game of all time, to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC. I had the opportunity to preview the game with Senior Designer Josh Glavine at New York Comic Con and was not disappointed. Players assume the role of P. Walter Tugnut, a tough-as-nails redneck on a mission to shut down the robot-producing factories after surviving the automaton uprising.

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