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Guitar Hero IV

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

While many gamers may be dreaming of unwrapping a new copy of Guitar Hero III or Call of Duty 4 this holiday season, the corporate guys at Vivendi inadvertently revealed that Guitar Hero IV and Call of Duty 5 are in the works. In the flurry of activity surrounding this weekend’s surprise revelation that […]

Manhunt 2 and the Minds of 17 Year Olds

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Manhunt 2 was in the news again last week. Rockstar resubmitted the game to the ESRB and was successful in getting the game’s rating changed from AO (Adults Only) to M (Recommended for ages 17 and older). There was of course some controversy over this new ruling, particularly since the ESRB does not […]

Lipsynching in Videogames?

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Here’s an interesting bit of news that was released today - Bret Michaels, the lead singer from Poison, will appear in Guitar Hero III. When you play the Poison song “Talk Dirty to Me”, Michaels will appear in your band as the lead singer. However if you look carefully at the news release […]

More Guitar Hero III Tracks

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

There are a couple of cool tracks in the latest set of tracks announced for Guitar Hero III, but there are others I’m not so sure about:
· Miss Murder (by AFI)
· Through Fire and Flames (by Dragonforce)
· Number of the Beast (by Iron Maiden)
· […]

The Best of E3 2007

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Here, in no particular order, are some of the games that I’m really looking forward to playing after seeing them at E3:
Guitar Hero III
Rock Band
Fallout 3
Call of Duty 4
Unreal Tournament 3
Army of Two
The Simpsons Game
The Orange Box
Mass Effect
Tabula Rasa
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Killzone 2

The Big 3 at E3

Friday, July 13th, 2007

About the only thing noticeably different about the E3 press conferences for the three console manuafactures this year was that the audiences were about a third of the size as those of prior years. Otherwise it would be pretty hard to differentiate them from conferences past…
Off-site locations? Check.
Charts and graphs demonstrating market leadership? […]

E3 2007: This is Progress?

Monday, July 9th, 2007

This week marks the debut of the “new and improved” E3. If you missed all of the controversy last year, in short some of the larger game publishers announced after last year’s show that they would no longer support E3. According to them, the problem was that the show had become too loud, […]

Leave it to the professionals…

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Did you know that Dead or Alive 4 is available on the PC? And that it is an E-rated game? Neither did I, but according to the website for the new Championship Gaming Series pro gaming league it’s one of the games that they’re using. They’re also using the non-existent Project Gotham […]

Gaming With Vista - The Beginning of the End?

Monday, June 4th, 2007

The first Vista-only game from Microsoft arrived in our offices a few days ago for review. This distinction went to Shadowrun as a production delay slipped the Halo 2 release to a couple of days after Shadowrun. One of the interesting things about Shadowrun is that the box clearly indicates that it’s for […]

Jumping Is Fun?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

As I played through yet another movie-based platform game filled with jumping puzzles that shall remain nameless, I began to wonder if there are any gamers out there that actually enjoy jumping puzzles. Do game companies do market studies in which the gamers polled overwhelmingly ask for more jumping in games?
Jumping sequences […]