Month: April 2011

Review – Mortal Kombat

When Mortal Kombat hit arcades back in 92, my friends and I were in awe. Never before had we seen a game display so much blood and over the top violence with no apology. It also featured a never seen before in a fighting game called fatalities. Insanely violent and hilarious finishing moves – Eat your heart out Street Fighter. We were instantly hooked and that game ate up our quarters but as the years droned on, the franchise lost much of its lustre despite the ever increasing cast members. There just seemed to be too much focus on...

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Review: WWE All Stars (THQ: Stop Pissing on Wrestling)

When I was a kid, WWF as it was known back then, was something my friends and I very much looked forward to each and every weekend. Before the time when wrestling was on Raw Smackdown and Pay Per View events, we would cheer on our favorite wrestlers and whenever Saturday Night Main Event was one (which was very rare) it was a pretty big deal. When I learned of WWE All stars and saw the incredible roster of wrestling greats some of whom have left us for the big ring in the sky – I was pretty jacked up. The graphics looks great with their stylized characatures and arcadey gameplay I was sure it would be a great game. Was I ever wrong. WWE All Stars features a great cast sure but the execution of the game is pure garbage. The player can either create their own superstar or take control of the existing greats. From there you have 3 options – Go after Randy Orton and take the belt, create a tag team and go after the belt or go after The Undertaker and beat a legend. Each path gives you only 10 matches with some poorly executed dialoge from the respective Champs as they taunt you. The overall game experience is completely broken due to the overly aggressive AI that consistently and perfectly reverses a majority...

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Gears of War 3 Beta Impressions

If you haven’t seen our live play video yet stop reading and go over to our “Gears of War 3 Beta Footage” post and take a look. Last night I hustled on down to the Toronto Microsoft office to hang out with Epic ‘s Rod Fergusson, Executive Producer for the Gears of War franchise, to get down and dirty with the Hoard for some 5 on 5 multi-player. New features that players should be excited about: New Executions – Why curb stop when you can make a meat puddle by blasting the entire head off a downed opponent with...

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Gears of War 3 Beta Footage

Well it seems that our good friend MVern managed to worm his way into the Gears of War 3 Media Event in Toronto last night.He even had a chance to get some hands on time with the game and I managed to cry a little bit today because of this. Without Further Ado – Here’s the video he managed to...

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Spider-Man: Edge of Time TEASER TRAILER

Ok I’ll be one of the first to admin i haven’t picked up a Spider-man game in a long time because I was left feeling blah after swinging around Manhattan in Spider-man 2 for hours and hours just repeating the same type of mission over and over… but this new Current/Future Spider-man mash-up defiantly has my ears burning for more news… Activision what’s the Deal? Give me more! Get more info from Hero...

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