Scroll to Top

2D-X – The Best Damn Video Game Site. Period.

Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

Review – Alien Breed: Impact (PC, PSN)

on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 | By John De Large

Alien Breed: Impact is a remake of gaming’s earliest top-down third-person shooters that gives a whole new generation of gamers a chance to gun down hordes of alien life forms. This time around though, the game takes place in an intense setting that’s as beautiful as it is frightening. However, Alien Breed: Impact isn’t without its faults. Here’s a...

Canabalt (Web) Review – Free-running thrills

on Mon, Nov 29, 2010 | By Matthew Kaplan

TimeWasters highlights many of the excellent, free Web-based/lightweight downloadable titles that you can dive into within the space of a lunch break. This outing, Matthew J. Kaplan explores Canabalt. It took Adam Saltsman five days to make the new freeware game Canabalt. Like so many Flash freeware titles, the game is played entirely in your browser. Its visuals consist of...

Holiday Gift Guide: Downloadable 2D Games

on Fri, Nov 26, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

There was a time not so very long ago when the impending holiday season meant that you could expect a physical holiday gift courtesy of Santa, Baby Jesus, Glenda the Good Witch, or whoever happens to be your winter solstice representative. The times are indeed a-changing, and so has the concept of the geek gift. If it has a digital element, chances are that there’s a...

Nail’d tests the limit of your need for speed

Nail'd 72
on Thu, Nov 25, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

  Nail’d‘s latest trailer can be wrapped up in two words: Mo’ speed. This ATV racer gives physics the finger by encouraging you to break the sound barrier and make vehicle jumps that no human begin would survive without massive injury to the groin and other cherished body parts. Developer Techland has indeed created a racer that moves at a blistering...

Marvel Pinball – Iron Man Table Trailer

on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

Today Zen Studios released another trailer showing footage from Marvel Pinball‘s Iron Man table. This time we’re getting a better look at how Zen plans on making this more than just a pinball game with a Marvel sticker. Hitting specific targets will activate a number of boss battles between Iron Man and several of his long-time enemies, which in turn requires you...

Black Friday: Best Buy’s Doorbuster Deals (Update #2)

on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

If we haven’t given you enough reasons to camp out in front of stores on  Friday morning then check out these gaming deals straight from my second home, Best Buy. Though they’re not available to the general public until Friday, many of the deals are open online to the company’s “premiere silver” members today from noon til midnight. So take a...

Spelunker HD hits PSN; retro cave explorers rejoice

on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Guess who’s back? The cult classic cave exploration game returns, and is given the HD treatment courtesy of Tozai Games. This reimagining of the classic 1983 Tim Martin platformer contains all the fun and challenge of the original, but with bold new 3D graphics, 100 new levels, and both co-op and competitive multiplayer modes for up to six players.  Sheila Boughten...

Marvel Pinball Announcement and Launch Trailer

on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

The classic game of pinball is getting a face lift with a little help from some of Marvel’s most celebrated heroes. Due out on Xbox Live and PSN shortly before Christmas, Zen Studios’ Marvel Pinball consists of four super hero-themed pinball tables integrating artwork, themes and music inspired by the Marvel Universe. Here’s an excerpt from its official release: Use...

Radiant Historia: Atlus USA’s epic throwback time travel RPG

Radiant Historia
on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

  Atlus USA announced the North American release for Radiant Historia, the company’s new, internally-developed time travel RPG for Nintendo DS. A throwback to beloved 16-bit RPGs of yesteryear, Radiant Historia combines hand-drawn 2D graphics, a position-based battle system, and what’s described as “one of the best soundtracks in recent memory”...

Project Draco and beyond: Japanese developers reveal Kinect titles

on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 | By Tim Torres

We got some new info by way of Famitsu and about some of Japan’s most prominent Kinect titles, including a new game from Grasshopper’s Suda 51 (Killer 7, No More Heroes). Called Codename D (any relation to the Saturn game?), Suda’s action game is set in an amusement park filled with terrifying animal-like creatures. Using Kinect, you become...