E3 2012: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Preview

By: Jordan Douglas   (@JDouglas101) Another year, another round of unparalleled commercial success for the Call of Duty franchise. Activision’s flagship series remains firmly in command of not only the first-person shooting genre, but a significant share of how console gaming is viewed through the pop-cultural lense. This reality makes covering Treyarch’s latest Call of Duty instalment, Black Ops II, a strange experience in futility. In … Continue reading E3 2012: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Preview

Square Enix celebrating Final Fantasy’s 25th anniversary in Japan with a themed art gallery

By: Erren Van Duine Starting from August 31st Square Enix will be hosting an exclusive Final Fantasy 25th anniversary art exhibit in Shibuya, Japan. Similar to the event held in 2007 for Final Fantasy VII’s 10 year anniversary, you can expect to see development materials, artwork from Yoshitaka Amano, stage events and even exclusive items that won’t be found any place else. The event runs … Continue reading Square Enix celebrating Final Fantasy’s 25th anniversary in Japan with a themed art gallery

E3 2012: Dishonored Hands-On Preview

By: Jordan Douglas   (@JDouglas101) Arkane Studios’ original property Dishonored – which brings together developers from Deus Ex, Thief, BioShock and Half-Life – was one of the hot commodities heading into E3. We saw a guided demo showcasing different approaches – stealth and action, in this case – players have at their disposal, then played another level to put Arkane’s promise of player freedom to the … Continue reading E3 2012: Dishonored Hands-On Preview

Darkstalkers 4: Is It Worth The Clamour?

By: Stew Chyou Earlier this year Venturebeat posted an article claiming that a source had advised them of Capcom going to work on Darkstalkers 4, to which Capcom gave a no comment. One sentence in particular had the sirens blaring, the warnings lights going off and me making this face: "The unannounced fighter would use a modified version of the SF X Tekken engine, which … Continue reading Darkstalkers 4: Is It Worth The Clamour?

Microsoft And Nintendo Miss The Point This E3

By: Adam Ma   (@34thGingerbread) E3, just like any kind of entertainment industry expo, is a fairly simple beast to understand. Developers and publishers show up to razzle dazzle the audience, talk about the great things to come, and excite people with promises that may or may not be kept. In many ways it’s like an election campaign, where people eventually vote on the winner with … Continue reading Microsoft And Nintendo Miss The Point This E3