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By Brad Tramel, July 18, 2013 0 VG Review

Rising Storm doesn’t hold the war-torn hands of its players. Most competitive first person shooters fret over fairness and accessibility, placing each team an equal distance from a map’s center and providing boringly equivalent weapons at the expense of variety…. Read More »

By Brad Tramel, April 29, 2012 1 VG Review

Critically acclaimed for its work on Dark Souls, From Software returns to its aged mech-fighter franchise with Armored Core V, a game that reflects much of what’s wrong with current Japanese video games and is evidence that some old design… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, April 1, 2012 0 VG Review

What pits M. Bison’s Shadaloo organization and the Mishima Zaibatsu of Tekken fame against one another? In generic fashion, the “Pandora Cube,” a powerful mysterious artifact, has crashed on Earth. Both sides vie for ownership and the power that comes… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, March 15, 2012 0 GN, Videos

Rockstar has released a new video in its Max Payne 3 Design and Technology series that shows off the game’s visual effects and innovative cinematic presentation. The Max Payne series is well-known for its graphic-novel-inspired cutscenes, but the trailer shows that… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, March 7, 2012 0 VG Review

Carving down the mountainside, my vision is obstructed by a large, ominous jump maybe 50 feet away. I continue downward, weaving between trees and other members of the SSX team. Where am I headed? What’s on the other side of… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, March 5, 2012 0 VG Review

Every mortal of Amalur is born inside the weave of fate, doomed to walk along an unchangeable path and endure predetermined events – except for you, the hero. How exactly you fell is unknown, nor is it important, because fate… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, February 2, 2012 0 VG Review

On the surface, I Heart Geeks is an underdog story about trumping evil jocks and winning the girl through the use of “nerdy” contraptions, but the narrative aspect is never expanded beyond this simple premise. Instead, the puzzle-solving design elements… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, January 26, 2012 0 GN

The official Rayman Twitter account has announced that a PC version of Rayman Origins will hit store shelves and digital download services March 29. The publisher also mentioned that online pre-orders will net the purchaser a free digital download of Rayman… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, January 25, 2012 2 GN

The successor to the Xbox 360 will play Blu-ray discs and prohibit the use of used games, an anonymous games industry source told Kotaku. The news comes only days after another all-but-confirmed report stated that production of the processing chip… Read More »

By Brad Tramel, January 19, 2012 0 GN

Irrational Games has announced 1999 Mode for BioShock Infinite, a mode that forces players to face permanent consequences of their in-game decisions. The new method of play is Irrational’s answer to a December survey that clued it in on how… Read More »