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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...

Interview: Tommy Tallarico Discusses Video Games Live (Part I)

Tommy Tallarico, Video Games Live
on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 | By Tim Torres

Last week, before Thanksgiving, Tommy Tallarico was gracious enough to talk with me for an hour over the phone. The video game rock star behind the globally successful Video Games Live concerts had a lot to say about his craft, his favorite games and composers, the future of his touring show, and much, much more. Many questions were prepared in advance by Laurie-Anne Vazquez....

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

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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...