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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 10, 2012

PAX East 2012: Sleeping Dogs

Square Enix had an incredible showing at this year’s PAX East. Attendees and press were offered glimpses and hands-on time with many of the most anticipated titles coming from the ubiquitous publisher this year. One of the most immediately impressive titles on display was Sleeping Dogs, a third-person action game that puts the player in…


April 8, 2012

PAX East 2012: Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The Line sees the return of the long-running series and its first foray into the modern generation of consoles (the last title was Spec Ops: Airborne Commando back in 2002). Publisher 2K’s impressive military themed booth– complete with a post-apocalyptic bus– contained a lengthy single-player demo of the game that offered players a…


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 7, 2012

PAX East: Double Dragon Neon

If the phrases “bro-op” and “dude-bro synergy” don’t make you chuckle, you can just get out of your chair right now and walk away, probably to do something decidedly not manly. Still here? Yeah, I thought so.


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…


December 14, 2011

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…


November 15, 2011

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…


October 16, 2011

NYCC: Max Payne 3 Preview

The first two entries in the Max Payne series remain some of my favorite games of all time – specifically because of the excellent narratives that they were built around. Developer Remedy Entertainment had really nailed their execution of a modern film noir story.  Told through a series of graphic novel styled frames, Max’s gravelly…


October 16, 2011

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…