E3 2012: Darksiders 2 Hands-On Preview

By: John Wippersteg The original Darksiders was the big hit of January 2010, surprising a lot of people by offering an interesting combination of gameplay mechanics and storytelling. Darksiders 2 hopes to build on that success and based on the demo we played at E3 it looks like it should do so with considerable ease. The segment of the game we were allowed to play … Continue reading E3 2012: Darksiders 2 Hands-On Preview

Sony Expect 10 Million PS Vita Shipped In 2012

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) The president of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, has reaffirmed Sony’s commitment to selling 10 million PlayStation Vita consoles this calendar year. The PS Vita launched earlier in 2012, but has struggled so far, especially in Japan, due to a poor software library. However, Sony expects to see a surge in sales this holiday season as they release major software titles. … Continue reading Sony Expect 10 Million PS Vita Shipped In 2012

E3 2012: Watch Dogs Preview

By: Jordan Douglas   (@JDouglas101) E3, and the big-budget gaming industry in general, is often criticized for a lack of creativity, because of the perception that publishers lean toward established properties to lower their risk. While plenty of sequels were on display this year – which is not a commentary on their merits – it was refreshing to see some triple-A calibur announcements and surprise reveals … Continue reading E3 2012: Watch Dogs Preview

E3 2012: Splinter Cell: Blacklist Preview

By: Jordan Douglas   (@JDouglas101) The Splinter Cell series seems to have been wandering in the wilderness recently, much like the Tom Clancy multiverse in general, as it tries to find a coherent identity from game to game. Granted, there’s always been the steadying presence of everyone’s favourite super-soldier / agent / father Sam Fisher, but considering we’ve seen him go from co-op adventures in Chaos … Continue reading E3 2012: Splinter Cell: Blacklist Preview

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

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

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

Sony Expect 10 Million PS Vita Shipped In 2012

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) The president of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, has reaffirmed Sony’s commitment to selling 10 million PlayStation Vita consoles this calendar year. The PS Vita launched earlier in 2012, but has struggled so far, especially in Japan, due to a poor software library. However, Sony expects to see a surge in sales this holiday season as they release major software titles. … Continue reading Sony Expect 10 Million PS Vita Shipped In 2012

E3 2012: Tomb Raider Preview

By: Jordan Douglas   (@JDouglas101) Every year we witness an inevitable march of titles moving out of the holiday release season, either to avoid the industry’s blockbuster juggernauts or simply to add an additional layer of polish. Crystal Dynamics’ reboot of the Tomb Raider series happens to be one of those games poised to overwhelm the early 2013 release calendar. After getting a chance to check … Continue reading E3 2012: Tomb Raider Preview

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Announced For PS Vita, Features First Female Assassin

By: Colin Tan   (@unartifex) Ubisoft and Sony have unveiled Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation for the PlayStation Vita. Not only is it an extension of Assassin’s Creed III’s narrative, it also features the franchise’s very first lead female assassin. Covering the Louisiana Rebellion of 1768, players step into the shoes of Aveline De Grandpré, a lady of French and African descent, and “a woman of conviction…fighting … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Announced For PS Vita, Features First Female Assassin