The reason I reviewed these studies is that when the time comes, you, as a gamer, can use this evidence to dispel the misinformation regarding video game violence and aggression and misrepresentation of video games and the gaming community.
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Payday 2 Crimewave Edition is an enjoyable experience with one huge caveat: you must be willing to play online the entire time and be willing to communicate.
Overall, Sony's E3 Media Briefing left something to be desired. It wasn't terrible, per se, but there were a lot of moments that brought down the overall flow of the presentation.
As a franchise reboot we enjoyed the new Strider immensely -- it has just enough of the original flair mixed with rapid current generation of twitch gaming charm.
Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers is something else. When first jumping into the game I went in with little knowledge as to what I was getting myself into, and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Featuring heavy anime tones and beats paired with a solid fighting system, the game is a decent foray into the world [...]
Developer Quantic Dream and their outspoken head David Cage have been working long and hard since the release of their "outside the box" detective-style QTE-laced game Heavy Rain on a brand new adventure that shares a bit of the same design philosophy. Beyond: Two Souls is the culmination of a few years of hard work [...]
Nostalgia is all about perspective. Alien Rage is a first person shooter developed by City Interactive Games, the team behind the Sniper: Ghost Warrior series. Players are tasked with defending a remote mining facility on an asteroid from opposing alien forces that are after promethium, the once plentiful energy source that could power or destroy [...]
As an avid enthusiast of downloadable games and campy 90’s science fiction tales, I was initially intrigued by VectorCell and Ubisoft’s hi-def remake of Flashback. This 2.5D platform shooter does its best to draw upon the popularity of the original version that came out 21 years ago, but mundane missions and a slow-paced narrative makes [...]
How to Survive is a third person isometric zombie action game developed by EKO Software and published by 505 games. Though it looks like just another clone in a glutton of post-apocalyptic zombie killers, How to Survive is fun in spite of itself. Going hands-on with the game, I noticed there are really two halves [...]
After a less-than-lackluster DLC outing last time around, Borderlands 2 comes back into proper form with its latest downloadable content, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. This heavily fantasy-themed expansion is loaded with new enemies, areas, weapons, and tons of the trademark irreverent humor and pop culture references the Borderlands series has always been known [...]
The Worms series is back again with Worms Revolution - looking better than ever with the same quirkiness that the franchise is known for. All the classic weapons are back with some new friends, giving your little worm soldiers the armory they need. This along with the robust tutorial will be great if you're new [...]
Dishonored is a Victorian/Steampunk immersive experience (or game if you will) that takes players to a strange and mysterious land and drops them inside the body of Corvo Attano. As Corvo you are betrayed, imprisoned, manipulated and turned into an expert stealth assassin with the ability to wield creative weapons and magical items. Arkane Studios, Bethesda & [...]
I was afraid of the dark as a kid.When nighttime rolled around, everything covered in darkness got twisted and deformed. Now imagine this was the principle with which your world was based on. This is what it's like to live in Closure, a new puzzle game released on Steam. You play a small eight-legged demon [...]
We got some hands-on time with Naughty Bear Panic in Paradise this week and came away wanting to play more! Panic in Paradise is a sequel to Naughty Bear - a third person action game that saw a retail release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 a few years back. This time around Naught [...]
The latest in a long line of Rock Band titles Rock Band Blitz moves the franchise forward by devolving the idea. This is Rock Band for the friendless, finally a one man band sim. Harmonix is stepping away from their formula in a couple other way too. One: it's a downloadable title via XBL and [...]
Books turn into movies. Movies are turned in to games. Television shows are made onto movies. A book into mini-series. Video game into television shows. This is the nature of our entertainment. Cannibalistic, symbiotic, incestual? That's a matter of perspective. On the subject of perspectives, these are the five best cartoon based video games in recent [...]
Dyad is the proof that the video games industry is amazing as a medium for entertainment. Independent developers (in this case, Shawn McGrath) making people step out of their comfort zones to experience something other than the typical platformer or run-and-gun is one of the many things I love about this industry. Currently exclusive on [...]
Ubisoft has announced a July 17 2012 release date for the first Ghost Recon Future Soldier DLC pack. Titled Arctic Strike (in July?) this first add-on brings three new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer game mode, six additional weapons, a new Guerrilla Mode co-op map, a level cap increase, and some new achievements for the [...]
Ronimo has crafted a funny, fantastical, cartoonish multiplayer battle arena. And they've titled it Awesomenauts. Apparently drawing inspiration from the glory days of Saturday morning cartoons the playable characters, or Awesomenauts, are some crazy folks; featuring a French assassin lizard, a brain in a jar, a space cowboy (I call him Maurice), and a jet [...]
If you follow me anywhere on social media sites then you'll see that I haven't been able to stop talking about how much I enjoy playing Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning. Amalur has much going for it, great fantasy, excellent combat, well crafted magic and now two DLC expansion packs. Last time around, I discussed in [...]