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  • Watch Dogs E3 preview: a different kind of multiplayer

    by Jonathan Ottman, contributor After being blown away at E3 2012 by Watch Dogs, I wasn't so surprised to see it once again grace E3 with a commanding presence. As we already know, Ubisoft’s open-world title takes place in a near-future Chicago, where the entire city is connected to the CTos,...

  • Thief E3 preview: Staying unseen never looked so good

    by Jonathan Ottman Thief--a series reboot rumored to be in the works one minute, then scrapped the next--has faced more issues coming to market than its predecessors (which is saying something). But now, stealh fans and open-world gamers can rest easy. Thanks to Eidos Montreal, the studio that brou...

  • The Witness E3 preview: beauty in the bare

    Warning: minor spoilers about The Witness' setting and world lie ahead. What I saw of The Witness, Jonathan Blow's first post-Braid effort, at E3 2013 was refreshing in several ways. In a week dominated by carefully constructed demos and pre-recorded gameplay footage, The Witness was an exercise i...

  • The Witcher 3 E3 preview: Geralt's final journey is my Game of Show

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was the very last game I saw at E3 last week. In a week full of surprises, where each day put a new game at the top of my list for "Best of Show," a 60-minute developer demo was all it took to sell me on The Witcher 3's lovingly handcrafted fantasy world and the r...

  • The Last of Us hands-on preview - set to be one of 2013's best PS3 games

    From our latest hands-on with Naughty Dog’s hotly anticipated The Last of Us, it is abundantly clear that the Uncharted developer has successfully created a gripping action-adventure that is wholly distinct from the treasure-hunting, baddie-capping antics of Nathan Drake. And thank god for tha...

  • Fuse hands-on preview - lethal teamwork with attitude

    Formerly known as Overstrike, Fuse has faced a lot of changes over the course of its development cycle. Insomniac Games' third-person, co-op shooter not only received a complete overhaul of its weapons and graphics, but also faced major plot changes and a shift in pace, switching from stealth-based ...

  • Hands-on with Zombie Tycoon 2: RTS action on PS3 and PS Vita

    Many people may not remember the PlayStation Mini Zombie Tycoon. Released in 2009, the game is a strategy title set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse, as you might have guessed. Being a PS Mini however, it was fairly limited in terms of an overall gameplay experience. This time however, th...

  • Diablo III hands-on impressions - a PAX East preview

    Since the PlayStation 4 announcement, I've had a metric ton of questions about how Diablo 3 would perform on a game pad. Granted Blizzard has reworked the game quite a bit to suite a different play style with console gamers, but I’m ecstatic to report that it works, and works very well. Direc...

  • Painkiller: Hell & Damnation hands-on - old-school shooter has a new makeover

    While many modern-day shooters seek to impress with sparkling production values, in-depth narrative and more features than an issue of Edge magazine, Painkiller: Hell & Damnation keeps it real, taking us on a nostalgic trip down memory lane by focusing on simple, yet effective, FPS mechanics and...

  • Hands-on with The Last of Us: the past, present, and future of survival horror

    Twenty years after the outbreak of a fungal epidemic that ravages the United States, some of humanity's last remaining occupy a quarantine zone in Boston. Martial law dictates that any man, woman, or child stupid enough to step out of line or venture outside the camp will be shot on sight. So it is ...

  • God of War: Ascension hands-on

    Much ado has been given to the highly-publicized multiplayer component of God of War: Ascension, leaving longtime Kratos fans to wonder whether the titular Spartan anti-hero's story will be left by the wayside. I'm not sure why Sony Santa Monica has been so tight-lipped about Ascension's solo advent...

  • Hands-on with Tearaway, the PS Vita game that will charm and delight you

    Next to nothing has been said or revealed about Media Molecule's upcoming PlayStation Vita exclusive since its reveal at last year's Gamescom, so it was with great interest and wonder that I sat down to play a 20-minute portion of the game at a press event today. I walked away both charmed and delig...

  • Hands-on with Killzone Mercenary, PS Vita's first benchmark shooter

    When I think of first-person-shooters on PlayStation Vita, the image of a cinematic, enthralling, and console-quality experience is not what appears in my head. Rather, I see bite-sized missions, cramped gameplay, and artistic compromises. Killzone Mercenary has none of these things. After hands...

  • DmC: Devil May Cry hands-on video preview of first 10 levels

    With a new Devil May Cry developer looking to give Capcom’s hack n’ slash franchise a fresh impetus, it’s no wonder that some fans of Dante’s demon killing exploits are slightly concerned that Ninja Theory may not do the game justice. The fact that Dante looks like he’s...

  • Wonderbook: Book Of Spells preview - bringing the magic to life

    A good book has the power to ignite your imagination and take you on a journey where you can walk through its pages in your mind as if living the experience. The Harry Potter series has the power to do just that. Anyone who has read J. K. Rowling’s work will have visualised what it’s lik...