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news | 07/16/07 | Chris Martin
It actually came to Xbox Live last week, but I thought I'd share it anyway. Both Blue Dragon and Ace Combat 6 have their own demos, but so do 2K Sports' The BIGS, EA's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and THQ's Stuntman: Ignition. Quite a bit to keep you busy if you don't have enough games already.
review | 07/11/07 | Chris Martin
Hot on the heels of Settlers of Catan, which invaded XBLA last month, Carcassonne, the board game based on the fortified city in France of the same name, comes to Xbox Live Arcade in a very worthy package. While slightly pricy at 800 microsoft points, Carcassonne is an excellent strategy game for up to 4 people locally, or 5 over Xbox Live, although you'll find it best with only two or three.
game: Forza Motorsport 2
review | 06/29/07 | Chris Martin
Turn 10 and Microsoft Game Studios bring us the sequel to the critically acclaimed and commecrially successful Forza Motorsport with more cars, updated graphics, and a heftier customization system. Guaranteed to fulfill all your mid-life crises and car tuning fantasies, Forza Motorsport 2 is the next best thing in the world of racing games. And with the price of gas nowadays, what are you waiting for?
review | 05/17/07 | Chris Martin
"A gift to gamers" indeed. Microsoft's interns and Carbonated Games of Uno fame have made a wonderful shooter that just comes up on the short-lived side of things. Still, this one shouldn't be missed, not for being able to play 4 player coop over live or local, not for the sweet boss battles, and not, especially not, for the brevity.
game: Forza Motorsport 2
preview | 05/11/07 | Chris Martin
Forza Motorsport 2 is all about the cars. It's about loving them, tricking them out, customizing them, and collecting them. The game has, indeed, gone gold, but, not satisfied with that, the FM2 Demo has been released. The Forza Motorsport 2 Demo hit live yesterday at 2:00 a.m. PST, and now, having taken each car in the demo many, many times around Italy's Mugello track, we have our impressions.
game: Guitar Hero 2
review | 04/29/07 | Chris Martin
Guitar Hero 2 for the Xbox 360 introduces ten new songs, updates the PS2 graphics, and even revises some old songs in a very complete package. More than just a port, this version is a truly great and smart rethinking of the PlayStation 2 version. To determine how much enjoyment you will get out of either the face-melting new Xbox 360 version (or the old PS2 version, for that matter), you must wrestle with one of the most soul-bending questions of the ages: To Rock, or not to Rock? For those about to Rock, we salute you.
game: Xbox 360
news | 04/20/07 | Aaron Stanton
There's an interesting article written back in 2006 that asks the question, "Why is Microsoft still in the gaming industry?" After losing $5.4 billion between 2001 and 2006, what incentive does Microsoft have to stay in the home console market? In fact, Microsoft has no incentive, unless you look at what the entertainment division does for Microsoft as a whole. Microsoft wants to keep control of the living room away from companies like Sony and Apple, and uses the Xbox 360 as a strategic tool for a larger company vision independent of its individual profits or losses. Additionally, there's an 800-lb gorilla in the room that keeps getting overlooked: XNA.
game: Xbox 360 Elite
editorial | 04/04/07 | Chris Martin
Microsoft seems to be trying to play catch-up with the wrong gaming company. Instead of chasing the Nintendo Wii as it storms through the gaming industry, Microsoft is introducing features that bring it closer in line with the PS3. The PS3 has Blu-ray; Xbox 360 gets a HD DVD drive. PS3 has HDMI, and now so does the Xbox 360 Elite. Both systems now have price tags approaching half a grand. Standing in the middle between Nintendo and Sony's price tags, Microsoft would be better served introducing a cheaper SKU to compete as a high-end competitor to the Wii, not a low end competitor to the PS3. Yet both Sony and Microsoft seem to be pursuing features that are driven less by consumer demand and more by their own competition for the beefiest console. There's a reason that we don't need the Xbox 360 Elite; it's called the PS3, and not many people are buying that as it is. Why use that as the model for your feature list?
editorial | 03/20/07 | Chris Martin
Microsoft Game Studios' head Shane Kim sat down with GameDaily and they talked about everything from the Xbox 360's performance in 2006 to the negative feedback the PlayStation 3 has been garnering from a majority of the online press. He's fairly candid about his feelings in regard to Nintendo and Sony. And although he does a fair share of boosting Microsoft's image, he does have some constructive criticism about Microsoft as well. More inside.
game: The Darkness
preview | 03/17/07 | Chris Martin
The Darkness is shaping up to be a must have game for not only fans of the Top Cow comic, but for fans of first person shooters. Blending supernatural elements and gunplay, The Darkness puts you in the shoes of Jackie Estacado, our resident anti-hero, as he seeks revenge on his father's murderer. The newest video is a montage of some new and old footage, and shows off the darkling powers and what makes them a force to be reckoned with.
game: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
news | 03/16/07 | Chris Martin
One of the greatest 2D platformers ever created and certainly the best Castlevania game yet, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night will be hitting Xbox Live Arcade next Wednesday (March 21). Blending a memorable storyline and iconic characters (you play as Dracula's son, Alucard, fer crissakes!), RPG elements, and a long (read: MASSIVE) game, SOTN is going to be a huge release for Xbox Live Arcade.
game: Bullet Witch
review | 03/16/07 | Chris Martin
With its anime influenced style, guns-blazing action, and destroy anything physics, what could go wrong? Bullet Witch is an example of a game that could have benefitted from a few more months in development. Though not without its surprises, Bullet Witch concedes to the same gameplay mechanics we've been comfortable with for years. While it doesn't do anything really new with gameplay, it might be worth the rental if you're bored with everything else.
game: Viva Pinata
editorial | 03/10/07 | Chris Martin
We loved Viva Pinata so much, our resident creative writer Chris decided to do some neato lyric essay work about it. This is not the review, go here for the review
. But for an interesting take on the Viva Pinata universe, from a second person perspective no less, come on in. WARNING: language.
game: Call Of Duty 3
review | 02/27/07 | Matt James
Apparently, gamers will never get tired of killing Nazis. The Call of Duty franchise proves this formula by standing out amongst the many WWII shooters released every year. How does Call of Duty 3 stack up against its predecessor? Check out Matt's review to find out.
game: Lost Planet
review | 02/15/07 | Chris Martin
Capcom has been firing on all cyllinders when it comes to the Xbox 360 and gamers with that small white box could not be happier. Following their critically received efforts of Dead Rising, Lost Planet is a third-person shooter set on the fictitious ice-planet E.D.N. III where there are snow pirates around every corner and loads of alien Akrid. This unique IP blends a "vastness" found in sci-fi novels like Frank Herbert's Dune with an overly complex (the word would be: incomprehensible) storyline. What you get is an action-filled shooter that manages, once or twice, to even shoot itself in the foot.
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