Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Preview: Positive reflections

All of my experiences with the original Mirror’s Edge went badly. It takes a lot to make me motion sick, but the first game and Super Mario Galaxy are the only two titles to make my stomach flop. I’d attempt parkour, thing I’d make the jumps, somehow fail and feel mentally and physically horrible as more »

Virtuix Omni & TRAVR Preview: Natural movements allow deeper immersion

Not only did I get to test out some of the hottest virtual reality headsets coming up on the market at E3 2015, I also tried a peripheral for the virtual reality experience – the Virtuix Omni. It’s touted as a “first-of-its-kind” virtual reality gaming platform, and my hands on experience had me jumping on more »

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Preview: Blast Ball until the last ball

While playing Blast Ball, the competitive multiplayer component of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, I couldn’t shake a feeling of deja vu. I’d played this before, right? Right!? Yes, it takes inspiration from two very clear sources, both upcoming releases in their own right, though it does so in a way that still manages to feel distinct more »

E3 2015: Star Fox Zero’s control scheme is unwelcoming

Star Fox Zero was a big draw at Nintendo’s booth. It has been almost 10 years since Star Fox Command. (Star Fox 64 3D doesn’t really count.) Of course people were going to be excited and want to play. My concern is, after spending some time with the title, that the unusual control scheme is more »


E3 2015: Is Nintendo recycling old properties to sell new games?

There were two games I played at Nintendo’s E3 2015 booth that concerned me. They were Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash and Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Now, both games could prove to be successful properties. (I’ll get more into the new Chibi-Robo! at a later date.) They could be good things. But I have a concern that more »

E3 2015: Best possible use of the Doom trailer

I’m going to be honest here. I think the entire amount of time in which I have played any Doom game is directly inverse to the number of articles about Skyrim that I’ve written. I haven’t played much of the game, is what I’m getting at. So I have no clue what makes a Doom more »


Super 3-D Noah’s Ark Most Confusing Steam Release To Date

Back in 1995, as the story goes, Id Software was annoyed with Nintendo’s censorship of Wolfenstine 3d and sold the source code to a company called Wisdom Tree. Wisdom Tree proceeded to turn the game into Super 3-D Noah’s Ark, where you used a sling shot and sleep pellets to make goats and sheep fall asleep. more »

E3 2015: Gears of War Xbox One remaster details leaked

We know some sort of Gears of War Xbox One game was in development, but who would have guessed we’d learn about it before Microsoft was ready? A leak occurred on Russia’s website for the series, since removed of course, and it detailed the Gears of War Xbox One remaster on the Gears of War more »

NFL star Marshawn Lynch will be Call of Duty: Black Ops III character

Forget about killstreaks, just engage Beast Mode. Seattle Seahawks superstar Marshawn Lynch will appear in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, becoming the first athlete in the series. As competitive as they are, I’m guessing he won’t be the last. Notorious for his efforts to avoid postgame interviews, Lynch might seem like an odd choice. But in more »

The reality of eSports: Talking with Team eLevate

ESports aren’t going anywhere, or at least anywhere but up. Recent reports show that worldwide eSports viewership has topped 134 million, with more than $600 million at play. League of Legends tournaments have pulled in larger audiences than the likes of the MLB’s World Series or NBA finals. The next Dota 2 International prize pool has already exceeded $12 more »

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Review: Still warm

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Price: System(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC Release Date: May 5, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Bethesda Softworks (MachineGames) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language Wolfenstein: The Old Blood being a thing is almost as surprising as MachineHead Games’ Wolfenstein: The New Order being a really good thing. The latter dropped last more »

It’s not Half-Life 3, but it is Black Mesa

I’m here to tell you something good. We’re getting a dose of Half-Life. No, this isn’t some Half-Life 3 confirmation or rumor, but rather an announcement heralding the arrival of Black Mesa on Steam’s Early Access. It’s exciting, as it’s a reimagining of Half-Life created with the Source engine by a team of fans, dubbed more »