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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

Bejeweled 3 released; spare time says bye-bye

on Tue, Dec 7, 2010 | By Tim Torres

Today marks the release of Bejeweled 3, and with it, the tenth anniversary of PopCap’s puzzle game series. Available as a download on Windows and Mac, the new game offers a variety of modes including a beat-the-clock Lightning mode, a relaxing endless mode called Zen, and a Quest mode. These secret modes, unique to Bejeweled 3, are unlockable by gaining achievements: -...

SNK Playmore announces PS3, PSN Neo Geo Station

on Tue, Dec 7, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

As hard as it may be to believe, the Neo Geo, SNK Playmore’s big red multi-game arcade cab, will turn 20 years old on December 21st. In celebration of the Big Red’s impact on the video game industry, SNK Playmore announced that it will launch the NeoGeo Station on the PS3 and PSP this holiday season. The first 10 PS3 game titles will be available on the Neo Geo’s...

“From Bedrooms to Billions” covers the birth of the video game industry

on Mon, Dec 6, 2010 | By Laurie-Anne Vazquez

It was only a matter of time before someone decided to make a movie about the birth of video games. From Bedrooms to Billions is that movie. Billing itself as the first attempt to bring the story of the rise of the video game industry together, From Bedrooms to Billions is the brainchild of filmmakers Anthony and Nicola Caulfield (Pink Floyd: Pulse, Gogol Bordello). While...

Interview: Tommy Tallarico discusses Video Games Live (Part II)

Video Games Live
on Sun, Dec 5, 2010 | By Tim Torres

[Please read the first part of our interview with video game maestro Tommy Tallarico, before beginning here.] Do you have a sound or some sort of melodic flourish you consider your signature? I would say, overall, it would be melody. To me, that’s the most important thing of any piece of music, is that melody, that motif. It doesn’t matter what era of gaming or...

NBA Jam (Xbox 360) Review – The beast is back

on Sat, Dec 4, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Despite writing extensively about the greatest sports video game athletes, I am not one you would call a sports gamer. Tracking stats, and jockeying for playoff spots is insta-snooze. I’ve always been more partial to sillier endeavors such as Tecmo Super Bowl and Mutant League Football, titles that have more liberal interpretations of the sports on which they are based. That’s...

Back to the Future game trailer does 88 to ’31

on Sat, Dec 4, 2010 | By Tim Torres

Aw, this is heavy, Doc! We finally get a look at the new Back to the Future game from Telltale Games and it looks … good! The graphics are super-stylized, the tone matches the original trilogy’s, the DeLorean’s back (never really dug that time travel choo choo), and there’s even Huey Lewis and the News. It’s like 1985 all over again. Of course,...

Pixeline and the Jungle Treasure hits iPhone

on Sat, Dec 4, 2010 | By Laurie-Anne Vazquez

2D platformers are near and dear to our heart here at 2D-X, particularly if they’re indie-developed.  Pixeline and the Jungle Treasure fits all those criteria – and looks like quite the fun little game. Developed by Progressive Media and distributed by osao, Pixeline and the Jungle Treasure follows heroine Pixeline (like Coraline, but pixel-y) through lush tropical landscapes...

Ys: The Oath in Felghana (PSP) Review – One of the best Ys games ever

Ys: Oath in Felghana
on Thu, Dec 2, 2010 | By Tim Torres

The latest Ys release from XSEED may be the best one yet. A remake of the classic Ys III, Ys: The Oath In Felghana is a snappy new PSP title that hits (almost) all the right beats. Once again you’re Adol Christin, red-headed adventurer extraordinaire, who arrives at Felghana, a land full of new monsters to slay, new magic to master, and more political corruption in which...

Binary Domain: SEGA’s new squad-based shooter gets trailerized

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on Wed, Dec 1, 2010 | By Patrick Donofrio

Earlier today SEGA issued a press release detailing their newest undertaking, Binary Domain. The game designer, well-known Toshihiro Nagoshi, set out to develop this innovative squad-based shooter with an engaging story containing themes relative to not just Japanese players, but those in Western markets as well. Described as an “energetic sci-fi shooter”, Binary Domain...

Pixel Force’s 8-bit DJ Hero: Hit or Miss?

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on Wed, Dec 1, 2010 | By Patrick Donofrio

Game designer Eric Ruth is back again with another 8-bit adaptation of a present day title. His latest project, Pixel Force: DJ Hero, serves as the anticipated follow up to his top-down rendition of Left 4 Dead which was released in the beginning of this year. Yet again, Ruth scores in capturing the essence of a modern title while incorporating all the warm-fuzzy characteristics...