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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet - review

Saturday, 06 August 2011 03:24 PM Written by

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet from Fuelcell Games is the newest game for the Xbox Live Arcade.  It’s a side-scrolling, exploration game that is reminiscent of Metroid.  Although the gameplay may feel like Metroid, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (ITSP) has an art style and soundtrack all its own.

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Child of Eden - review

Thursday, 04 August 2011 12:45 AM Written by

Child of Eden has received some much-deserved attention since its release in June.  It’s been called “a reason to own a Kinect,” and while this may be a bit of an exaggeration, this game is one of the best games for Xbox’s motion capturing camera.

If you’ve never played Child of Eden’s predecessor, REZ, it’s unlike anything you’ve ever played before.  It’s a combination of a music and rhythm and action shooter that adds some mesmerizing flashing lights and colors.  Child of Eden is a satisfying feast for your eyes and ears.

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Exploring Nintendo's Uncertain Future

Thursday, 28 July 2011 08:37 PM Written by

In a surprising announcement on Thursday morning, Nintendo declared that their latest handheld, the 3DS, will see an $80 price cut next month.  The 3DS is currently Nintendo’s flagship console, as the company hoped to ride the wave of success left by the DS.  This latest handheld was released in March, which makes the announcement of a price cut unprecedentedly early, and says much more about the company than just a cheaper price point for a handheld.  It says that Nintendo is in for a rough financial road.

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Avatar Kinect - Impressions

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 10:50 PM Written by

The wait is over for Avatar Kinect.  OK, it may not be the most anticipated piece of software ever, but it was one of the things Microsoft unveiled at E3 at their press conference.

Avatar Kinect is Microsoft's own virtual chat experience.  It uses new facial tracking features, which makes your avatar's face match whatever face you're making.  Facial recognition has been promised by companies in the past, but how well does Avatar Kinect actually work?

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Comic-Con 2011 Gaming Wrap-Up

Monday, 25 July 2011 02:02 AM Written by

A thousand apologies for the baron blog last week.  I was on my summer vacation and I picked quite the week to catch some R&R.  Little did I know when I scheduled my vacay that it was during the week of San Diego Comic-Con 2011.

Comic-Con has evolved from a convention solely focused on comic books into a Mecca of total Nerddom.  Video games only account for a portion of the spotlight that it has to share with movies, comics, television series, books, action figures, and collectables, but the industry has saved some pretty substantial announcements for this yearly event.

Here’s a wrap-up of the biggest gaming-related announcements that were unveiled, announced or discussed at San Diego Comic-Con 2011.

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