Dishonored Preview: The Best Game At E3

The winner of the best gameplay demo at E3 is easily Dishonored from Arkane Studios. Arkane, a sister studio to Bethesda, counts Deus Ex designer Harvey Smith among its employees. The company developed Arx Fatalis and assisted with BioShock 2. You can see elements of all three games in Dishonored.

Hitman: Absolution Preview: It Could Go Either Way

Hitman: Absolution is one of those games that could go in one of two directions: complete disaster or one of the greatest games of the year. You play as a hitman (who really looks like a hitman, to hilarious effect. Smile from time to time, dude!), and really take on the modern day assassin experience from top to bottom.

Harry Potter Kinect Preview: Another Underdeveloped Kinect Game

One of the games I was most excited to get my hands on at E3 this year was Harry Potter Kinect. Like using the force in Star Wars, using spells in Harry Potter through the Kinect has been a hope of mine since the technology was announced. I pretend to hold a wand and cast spells most of the time anyway. Unfortunately, also like Star Wars for Kinect, this game too generally seems underdeveloped and generic.

Metal Gear Rising Revengeanc​e Preview: Must Slice Things

Since I haven't played much of the Metal Gear series, the massive genre change doesn't bother me. In fact, I was so delighted by the unadulterated fun of Blade Mode, I feel like I might become a defender of the switch, but it'll be interesting to see how long time fans of the series react

Quantum Conundrum Preview: Insert Portal Comparisons Here

Have you gotten every single achievement in both Portal and Portal 2 and found your brain itching for that kind of puzzle-solving gameplay? Great news! Airtight's new project with Square Enix, featuring Portal mastermind Kim Swift as creative director, was on full display at E3.

Sleeping Dogs Preview: Fresh And Nostalgic At The Same Time

One of the new offerings from Square Enix this year is the open world game Sleeping Dogs, where you play as an undercover cop bent on taking down Hong Kong's criminal organizations.

Dead Or Alive 5 Preview: A Treat For Old And New Fans

Dead or Alive is back! Is it weird that I'm so excited about this? Dead or Alive was my jam, my fighting game, where others had Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken or Virtua Fighter. I played the crap out of Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball 1 and 2, on top of mastering DOA 3 and 4. So for me, Dead or Alive 5 is huge.

Dance Central 3 Preview: Everything Is Awesome

While reviewing Dance Central 2 last year, I fell almost instantly in love, despite my usually uncompromising hatred of dancing. But the game was fantastic exercise for the brain and body and it ended with robots on a zeppelin, so you just knew the developers were secretly badass.

Worms Revolution E3 Preview: Classic Gameplay Gets Even Better

Soon you'll be able to download the next installment in the Worms franchise, Worms Revolution to your Xbox 360, PS3, or PC. This Worms game is the 19th of its kind, and though it has tons of new elements, it thankfully feels very authentic and maintains that same sense of strategic whimsy as past successful iterations.

Borderlands 2 E3 Preview: Interested But Not Convinced Yet

Five years after the events of the first Borderlands, a dude named Handsome Jack now rules the planet of Pandora. He even took credit for your heroic deeds in the original game. You and your cohorts, instructed by the Guardian Angel satellite, must rescue the original team (all of whom return as NPCs) from Jack's clutches and kill him.

Fable: The Journey E3 Preview: Magically Delicious

After many fans were disheartened by the Fable: The Journey demo at E3 2011, Lionhead went back to the drawing board, essentially starting from the ground up, and this year's fully playable hands on demonstration has far exceeded all expectations.

Kinect Star Wars Review: A Mildly Fun Missed Opportunity

Fun in doses can really only get you so far when your universe sucks. Sorry. But this game would be a thousand times better if it SIMPLY TOOK PLACE DURING THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY or at least with original trilogy characters. I'm glad I got to see Chewbacca, but I don't understand why I'm fighting alongside some random invented character instead of Luke Skywalker. Have the prequels and Clone Wars TV show really made the original trilogy that irrelevant to Kinect owning/video game buying geeks?

Alan Wake's American Nightmare Review: What The Hell Is Going On?

A big positive from this in any event is the hope for the future of XBLA games. Though I didn't particularly enjoy this one, it was a comprehensive gaming experience, a solid six hours, with some Arcade levels to keep you going if you actually find yourself liking the combat.

Heavy Fire Afghanistan Review: PS Move Saves A Mediocre Shooter From Total Damnation

As much as it pains me to give a hard time to a small company, Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is a completely run of the mill knockoff filled with a little too much Marine propaganda for my taste. Your time can definitely be better spent elsewhere.

Kinect Disneyland Adventures Review: A Magically Addictive Exercise In Wasted Potential

There's so much unmet potential in this game, I wonder if I'd be more forgiving to the overall message of a Disneyland Park video game, had the gameplay taken proper advantage of the Kinect technology and helped create something truly special. Unfortunately, we'll never know. In any event, I would recommend at least taking this strange meeting of the awful and wonderful for a test spin.

Kinect Sports Season Two Review: Safe, Family Fun

The notion of a basic sports package for a console with motion based technology is nothing new. Wii Sports revolutionized casual gaming and Kinect Sports Season One, noted mostly as simply Microsoft's response to Wii Sports, was fun enough, but nothing special. Kinect Sports Season Two certainly ups it game when it comes to using the Kinect technology and boasts a handful of new features, but does that make it worth the buy?

Dance Central 2 Review: Way More Fun Than It Should Be

I was extremely skeptical when stepping into Dance Central 2 - could someone who doesn't enjoy dancing glean joy from a dancing game? Somehow, miraculously, I did. Thanks to Dance Central 2 , I'm actually looking forward dancing. How is this possible?? Let's break it down.

The Gunstringer Review: Kinect Isn't Worthless After All

The Gunstringer is easily one of the most original, seamless and entertaining uses of the Kinect technology to date. If you own a Kinect, here's your chance to own a game you may actually play. Fingers crossed that other studios developing games for Kinect step it up the way Twisted Pixel has.

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