Posts Tagged ‘hands on

During a week where the overarching theme was Xbox 360 and Playstation3 games making their way to the Wii U, it was kind of refreshing to talk about a Nintendo Wii game being ported to the Playstation 3. And in this case, a damn fine game it is. Sega confirmed that first-person, zombie-themed rail shooter [...]

PAX East 2011: Hands-On With Warp

In: Articles by Nick "Alsop Live" Dinicola

16 Mar 2011

Warp is one of those unexpected gems that makes PAX worth it. It’s a downloadable game from Montreal-based developer Trapdoor that puts you in the shoes of a cute, albeit weird, orange alien. You wake up in a sterile looking lab; no clue how you got there or where you came from, and very quickly [...]

PAX East 2011: The Gunstringer Hands-On Demo

In: Articles by Nick "Alsop Live" Dinicola

14 Mar 2011

Twisted Pixel and Kinect are a natural fit. The developer’s games are always colorful and non-violent enough to appeal to any age, yet are built on a solid mechanical foundation that appeals to the hardest of the hardcore. So it should come as no surprise that The Gunstringer feels less like “a Kinect game from [...]

PAX East 2011: Fallen Frontier Hands-On

In: Articles by Leah "WhiteGodiva" Haydu

13 Mar 2011

I’m a sucker for Metroidvania-style games — even though I hate that name for them — so I was immediately excited to try developer Moonshot Studios’ side-scrolling cooperative shooter, Fallen Frontier. Moonshot is primarily composed of ex-Bungie employees, so even though this is a completely different style of game than, say, Halo, no one can say [...]

Realistic racers with realistic cars don’t appeal to me very much. If I’m going to drive around a track during my gaming time, I want stuff to blow up every once in a while. Seems like a reasonable request, right? Developer Isopod Labs and publisher Autumn Games oblige my taste for virtual fiery doom with [...]

PAX East 2011: Trenched Hands-On Demo

In: Articles by Nick "Alsop Live" Dinicola

13 Mar 2011

How do you make trench warfare fun? With giant mechs of course. At least that’s the thinking behind Trenched, the new XBLA game from Double Fine, which actually plays nothing like trench warfare and is all the better for it.

PAX East 2011: Brink Hands-On

In: Articles by Nick "Alsop Live" Dinicola

12 Mar 2011

One of my main goals at PAX East this year was to play Brink, the upcoming multiplayer shooter from Splash Damage, since my fellow GameHounders had made such a big deal out of it at PAX Prime last year. After finally getting my hands on a PS3 version of the game, I can safely say [...]

PAX East 2011: Mortal Kombat Hands-On

In: Articles by Anthony McGill

12 Mar 2011

Warner Bros. has taken the Mortal Kombat series back to its roots in the truest sense. The only Mortal Kombat games I’ve ever really been into were Mortal Kombat 2 and 3 on the SNES. Thankfully, developer NetherRealm Studios embraced the series’ golden age and made some great choices in recreating a classic gameplay and [...]

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