Deep Silver’s immersive first-person, cooperative shooter returns the characters to an island setting they thought they had left behind to relive the nightmare all over again. At this year’s PAX East, housed in Square Enix’s booth space, Dead Island had a nice little display area hosting a twenty-minute long demo, complete with headsets and mics for…
In comparison to previous years, it seemed indie developers had the run of the floor at PAX East 2013, showing off a huge number of great projects for PC, iOS, and current-gen consoles alike. Without a doubt though, one game, even in its early stages, stole the show – Tiny Brains.
Bethesda hit PAX East full force this year. Their booth had a commanding presence as a gigantic screen running a looped Elder Scrolls Online trailer stopped con-goers dead in their tracks and throngs of gamers queued up to catch a few minutes of hands-on time with the upcoming title.
While ESO was the focal point of Bethesda’s PAX East booth, I was able to get some hands on time with a fantastic upcoming DLC addition to last year’s Dishonored, entitled “The Knife of Dunwall.”
Fans at this year’s PAX East waited hours upon hours outside of Ubisoft’s enormous multi-theater display to catch a glimpse of their Watch Dogs presentation. The game has plenty of buzz circulating it and with good reason — Watch Dogs looks to be one of the most creative and ambitious video game titles in years.
Behind closed doors at this year’s PAX East in Boston, we were able to sit down with Scott Lee, the art director for Ubsoft’s upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist, for an intimate look at the gameplay and new features the game will offer when it’s released this summer.
Japanime games ran a rather non-descript booth at this year’s PAX East with a minimal setup featuring two styles of playmats for use with their popular Tanto Cuore games, a physical copy of the upcoming Krosmaster Arena which is currently up on Kickstarter, and a table demoing their brand new release, Kanzume Goddess.
Just when you think you’ve seen everything there is to experience in the city of Steelport, Saint’s Row IV ups the ante.
Having spawned ten games and two motion pictures, Tomb Raider is one of the most recognizable and successful video game franchises of all time. Over the course of its seventeen-year existence, Lara Croft has zigzagged across the globe, exploring uncharted territory and finding adventure wherever she travelled. Though the series has aged gracefully, the team at Crystal…
To put it bluntly, Aliens: Colonial Marines is a broken, unfinished mess. With nearly seven years spent in development and in the hands of four very capable studios, it seems inconceivable that the game touted as the official sequel to James Cameron’s action/sci-fi masterpiece could have turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments…
We’ve seen some great-looking new games at this year’s Toy Fair, but no one could match the sheer volume of Cryptozoic’s output. Showcasing a staggering amount of killer upcoming titles and expansions based on both established licenses and original designs, Cryptozoic is on point to really knock it out of the park in 2013.
Dead Space returns with a third entry but, much like the reanimated, mutated corpses that have been horrifying players since the series’ inception in 2008, the franchise has suffered an unfortunate transformation. Lacking the subtlety and cohesive narrative that made the original something truly special, Dead Space 3 bears little semblance to the smart survival-horror…
Designer Vlaada Chvátil and publisher NECA/WizKids Games deliver The Lost Legion, an amazing expansion to the acclaimed Mage Knight Board Game. This supplemental piece adds a great deal of variety to an already extensive rule set while avoiding the pitfalls that some game expansions stumble into.
A spiritual successor to the cult hit MadWorld, Platinum Game’s Anarchy Reigns finally hits shelves domestically after being delayed for over six months. Unfortunately, this much-anticipated title kicks off 2013 on a bit of a flat note, offering a bland multiplayer component and forgettable campaign mode.
Looking back, 2012 was a great year for gaming. Sure, it was home to the possibly the biggest disappointment of all time followed by the second biggest, but aside from that there was much fun to be had. Let’s take a look back at the ten titles we enjoyed the most.