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Preview: Cloudbuilt (PC)

Preview: Cloudbuilt (PC)

For some time I’ve been playing Cloudbuilt. What is Cloudbuilt, you ask? Cloudbuilt is Rising Star’s and Coilworks’ upcoming Steam green-lit title; a link is available at the end of the post. With Cloudbuilt releasing soon, we are here with a hands-on preview of the game. As for my first impressions of the game, I can say it was fun as hell, addicting, and great looking, along wi...[Read More]

PAX Prime 2012: Loadout

PAX Prime 2012: Loadout

I have no qualms about free-to-play games. I am immediately wary of free-to-play games that are supported by micro-transactions, however. When the appointment for Loadout was pitched to me during my PAX planning period, I flat out said, “You do not want me covering a micro-transaction supported free-to-play game. I will not be kind.” I was guilted (like a boss) into taking the appointm...[Read More]

PAX Prime 2012: Rise of the Triad

PAX Prime 2012: Rise of the Triad

~ dipstick<enter> badtrip<enter> homerun<enter> There was nothing quite like running around a Rise of the Triad map under the mind-bending influence of Shrooms Mode while swinging Excalibat around with wild abandon. This is what I did at home almost to the exclusion of all else, and this is what I spent half of my computer classes in junior high school doing. The other half of my...[Read More]

PAX Prime 2012: Frost Wars

PAX Prime 2012: Frost Wars

When someone talks to me about strategy games, my go-to is Civilization. I’ve been playing the Civilization games since, well, Civilization. I will almost always choose a turn-based strategy game over a real-time strategy game, partially because of my upbringing with the aforementioned Civilization. Civilization is always a long-term investment of time, however, and isn’t always really...[Read More]

PAX Prime 2012: Card Hunter

PAX Prime 2012: Card Hunter

A few months before my 15th birthday, my mother and I moved from Oklahoma City, where I grew up, to California. I know what you’re thinking…”Wow, California? There are so many awesome cities there with so much to do, how did you choose?” Well, we went where the family was, and that was glorious, beautiful, exciting…Fresno. Fresno, which is pretty much a smaller, more ...[Read More]

PAX Prime 2012: Harold

PAX Prime 2012: Harold

I absolutely adore beautiful games. Mechanics are important, don’t get me wrong; a game can be as beautiful as the sun rising over a forested mountain range in the distance while morning dew catches its rays, but if it plays like a piece of my neighbor’s cat feces in my front yard…well, the smell ruins the experience, if you know what I mean. When I was preparing my schedule for ...[Read More]

Preview: LittleBigPlanet (Vita)

Preview: LittleBigPlanet (Vita)

Prior to this past weekend, I had never really played any of the LittleBigPlanet titles. I was always curious, of course, but for one reason or another, I never acted on that curiosity. I have now spent the last five days playing, re-playing, and creating my way through a preview version of LittleBigPlanet on my PS Vita, and I find myself eagerly anticipating its full release next month. The PlayS...[Read More]

Avengers vs. X-Men: Preview Issue #01

Avengers vs. X-Men: Preview Issue #01

Marvel Comics has had a real hard-on lately for “events” in their universe. Eschewing the path of simply allowing characters to play out their own adventures and missions within their own titles, Earth 616 has seen back to back, and often simultaneous, major events bringing their world’s cast together in collaboration and in conflict. So far, since 2010, we have seen more events ...[Read More]

Preview: Path of Exile (PC)

Preview: Path of Exile (PC)

Path of Exile has saved me from a relative rut in gaming.  I’m going to try to be brief in this preview as we have a few surprises coming up concerning the game.  I will also post updated previews as the game moves towards open beta and then full release.  In the meantime, read on for a bit of a high level preview about Path of Exile.

Preview: Silent Hill Downpour

Preview: Silent Hill Downpour

Say the name “Silent Hill” to a gamer, and it often conjures up images of fog-laden towns, disturbing visuals, brain-teasing puzzles, frightening twists… and occasional comedy involving aliens (gotta love those UFO endings). Unfortunately, it also brings up thoughts of recycled monsters (we get it, Pyramid Head was awesome), and plots that consistently refer back to the first few...[Read More]

E3 2011: X-Men Destiny

E3 2011: X-Men Destiny

I’m going to go a bit hipster on you right now. Before it was mainstream and popular, I read comics. Before it was mainstream and popular, I ran around on the playground pretending Rogue was my girlfriend and adamantium claws were popping out of my fists. Before it was mainstream and popular, I was collecting and trading Fleer Ultra cards with my like-minded friends. I am a X-Nerd, and I can...[Read More]