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April 24, 2012

Torche Unleashes Their Epic New LP “Harmonicraft”

I know, I know, this isn’t a music review site.  We’ve never highlighted any musical acts before and likely won’t again, but this is a special occasion – Miami-based outfit, Torche, released their new full-length LP today and I’d be doing our readers a disservice not to recommend it.  Now, in general, music is an…


April 23, 2012

Square Enix/PAK’s Arkham Asylum Batman & Joker Review

Based on 2009’s blockbuster title by Rocksteady Games, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on Square Enix’s Arkham Asylum figures since we saw them earlier this year at Toy Fair 2012.  Since acquiring their take on Batman and Joker and being able to physically play around with them, I can say that Square Enix…


April 20, 2012

Mass Effect 3 Inaction Figures: Series 1 & 2 Review

Distributed by DC Direct and originally slated for a Summer 2010 release, the first series of Mass Effect action figures suffered one delay after another with a small assortment sneaking onto shelves in April 2011 before disappearing completely.  Frustrated with DC’s handling of the line, Bioware pulled the plug on their partnership and later announced they…


April 19, 2012

Square Enix Reveals Pre-Order Details for THEATRHYTHM Final Fantasy

If you own a 3DS, chances are you’re already excited about Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Square Enix’s must -own summer title made exclusively for Nintendo’s portable system.  With details on the adorable pre-order incentives just announced, you may want to secure your copy sooner than later.


April 18, 2012

Square Enix Announces Pre-Order Incentives for Sleeping Dogs and Hitman: Absolution

Square Enix has just announced vendor-specific pre-order incentives for two of their most anticipated titles. Sleeping Dogs, the upcoming open-world cop drama, will be seeing a North American release of August 14th for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC with exclusive in-game content for customers who pre-order ahead of launch. Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon will all…


April 15, 2012

PAX East 2012: Max Payne 3

Rockstar Games’ booth at PAX East 2012 was host to a slick visual design, thumping house beats, piles of swag and, most importantly, a playable build of a game that I’ve been anticipating for nearly a decade: Max Payne 3. As such, that was my very first stop at this year’s convention and I’m happy…


April 14, 2012

PAX East 2012: Borderlands 2

2K Games outdid themselves at PAX East 2012, preparing not only an awesome preview of their upcoming Spec Ops: The Line, but also a playable build of one of this year’s most anticipated titles, Borderlands 2. We were able to go hands-on with a demo of Gearbox’s soon-to-be-blockbuster and can tell you that it’s already…


April 11, 2012

PAX East 2012: Hitman Absolution

Away from the hustle & bustle and unpleasant odors of the crowded expo floor at PAX East, in Square Enix’s private suite, we were among the first to get an intimate glimpse of Hitman: Absolution’s gameplay. Developed by IO Interactive, the newest title in the Hitman franchise retains the series’ signature stealth mechanics while introducing…


April 10, 2012

PAX East 2012: Bioware and the Fine Art of Question Dodging

As I’ve stated previously, my main focus at PAX East was to attend Bioware’s panel and voice my concerns, questioning their relentlessly poor handling of Mass Effect 3’s endgame. Attend I did, but the answers we’re in short supply.  Here’s a brief rundown of the much-hyped panel for anyone who missed it.


April 8, 2012

PAX East 2012: On the Floor with Triforce

  Among the maze of crowded booths, flashing LCD displays, and booming soundsystems, Triforce’s elegantly subtle presentation demanded the attention of passers-by. Being unveiled to the public for the first time were several new prop collectibles straight from some of your favorite games. To say these pieces looked amazing would be a gross understatement and,…


April 6, 2012

PAX East: Aliens: Colonial Marines

One of the more popular attractions at this year’s PAX East was without a doubt Aliens: Colonial Marines– and with good reason. People waited patiently in line for nearly three hours at a time for a glimpse at some gameplay footage and a hands-on multiplayer build of this highly anticipated title. We were able to…


April 5, 2012

PAX East 2012 Coverage Starts This Weekend

PAX East 2012 is only days away and Kastor’s Korner will be hitting the floor of the Boston Convention & Expo Center, navigating the labyrinth of booths to get hands-on time with everything our favorite publishers are showing off. There’s already been some big announcements and many more will likely surface during the show —…


April 3, 2012

A Bold New Direction for the Ninja Gaiden Franchise

Although Tecmo has been publishing Ninja Gaiden titles dating back to 1989, the series really hit its stride in 2004 when Team Ninja and director Tomonobu Itagaki (of Dead or Alive fame) developed a reboot in 2004. After spending five years in development, the new Ninja Gaiden quickly appealed to hardcore gamers with its exciting…


March 22, 2012

Mass Effect 3’s Campaign Falls Short of Expectations

Mass Effect 3 hit shelves earlier this month to record hype– the fervor emanating from Bioware’s rabid fanbase was almost insurmountable. I personally was dizzy with excitement on March 5th just waiting for the hours to run down to 12am so I could speed home and begin a marathon playthrough of the game that would…


February 24, 2012

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…