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PAX East 2010: The music preview

on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

The heart of PAX East 2010 is video games, so it’s quite easy for attendees to overlook elements of the show that aren’t game demos, contents, swag, and dudes dressed as Princess Peach (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). Those hankering for a different aspect of gaming culture should be certain to pen in time to check out many of the musical performers...

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift adds more stages, music, and gameplay modes

on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Blazblue returns this summer in the form of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Arc System and Aksus Games’ update to the beloved 2D fighter. The new title rocks all of the features of the original plus add new characters (Tsubaki, ?-12, Hazama), modes (Beginner, Tutorial, Challenge), stages, and music. Naturally, the online components of the PS3 and Xbox 360 enables dometic...

Comic Jumper: The first 10 minutes of gameplay

on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Developer Twisted Pixel rocked the gaming world with two original IPs that garned much critical accliam (The Maw, Splosion Man), but the team isn’t resting easy on its successes. Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley, a side scrolling beat ‘em up that packs plenty of hand to face action (as well as double-gun blasting) looks to be another solid offering...

Virtual Vox Pop: What’s the most disappointing game you’ve played?

on Fri, Mar 19, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Virtual Vox Pop is a weekly open mic in which we ask you, the reader, to sound off on a particular topic. This week, it’s disappointing games. As gamers, there are few circumstances in life more disappointing than ripping a highly-anticipated game from the shrink wrap, popping it into a console, and then sobbing softly when brutal reality hits: the long awaited game isn’t...

PAX East 2010: The Preview

on Fri, Mar 19, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

IT. IS. ON. PAX East 2010, the three-day festival that celebrates all aspects of gaming (from tabletop to PC to console) debuts on March 26 after months of perapartion. The city of Boston will bethe Mecca of all east coast nerditivities when the doors open this Friday, as the Hynes Veteran Memorial Convention Center will play host to gaming tournaments, chiptunes concerts,...

Commodore returns with a keyboard PC; no beige color scheme spotted

on Fri, Mar 19, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

When I think PC gaming, two brands come to mind: Alienware and Commodore. Alienware, of course, represents the raw, unbridled face of contemporary gaming; a machine with enough graphical might to manage Crysis and Far Cry 2. Commodore, on the other hand, was the videogame posterboy in its day, a glorified game console that doubled as a education machine because it could push...

Nintendo DSi XL makes portable games more social

on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

Sporting a screen almost twice the size of its predecessor, the Nintendo DSi XL is aiming to bring people closer together in more ways than one. At 4.2 inches, the larger display makes it much easier to share the gaming experience with a friend without having to worry about bumping heads or limited viewing angles. “For some people, good things come in big packages,” said...

Final Fight: Double Impact gets dated, priced

on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Am I excited about the soon-to-be-released Final Fight: Double Impact? Oh yes, thanks to an in-depth interview with the collection’s producer and hands-on time at CES 2010.  Those moments provide much-need information about the new features added to both Final Fight and the criminally underrated Magic Sword, but what we did’t walk away with were pricing and launch...