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  • 06Feb

    [Prototype]

    I was recently able to get hands on with [Prototype] developed by Radical Entertainment. The game takes place in a sandbox type environment with you playing Alex, who is trying to regain his memories after waking up on an autopsy table. Alex has superhuman strength, speed, agility, durability and healing as well as the abilities of consuming his fallen enemies and being able to shapeshift. Alex can morph into the likeness of someone whom he has consumed, or as I experienced, can change his hands into bladed weapons or stone fists. The object of the game is to sneak in and infiltrate and destroy on both the military or the mass of infected people that now roam parts of New York City, while trying to gain back your own memories. I thought the controls were smooth and easy to pick up the basics of. There are more sophisticated moves for

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  • 29Jan

    Yukino Liberates Alaska (Fallout 3)

    Because I just can’t seem to get enough of minus 30 degree Celsius weather and piles of snow….. The much-anticipated first bundle of Fallout 3 DLC, Operation Anchorage, arrived about an hour before midnight MST on January 26th. I had been watching the online Xbox LIVE Marketplace since 10pm, refreshing often, anxious to get my hands dirty once more. It had been almost a month since I had visited the expansive wastelands of D.C. There were mutants to be hunted down, new weapons to experiment with, and people to save. After making sure I wasn’t paying for French content (Canadian, therefore 2 versions of the DLC), it was back to my house in Megaton to lighten my load. I didn’t want to walk into the new quests only to find that I couldn’t carry all the new items that were to be had. From there I began my journey towards

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  • 16Jan

    Monopoly Review

    Platform: Xbox 360 (Also available on PS3, Wii) ERSB: E for Everyone Genre: Interactive Board Game Number of Players: 1-4 Publisher: EA Release Date: Dec 5, 2008 Official Website Buy (for fans) One of the most revered of all board games, Monopoly is one of the first EA Hasbro titles to hit consoles just in time for the holiday season. Instead of dragging out three different boards, trying to find all the money and player tokens, you can pop a copy into any of the current generation platforms and select from multiple themed boards without having to worry about who is going to be cleaning up once the game is over. Let’s start out with the Classic mode we are most familiar with. In this mode, you and up to three friends (or computer AI) can select from the original board, the new World Board from Here & Now Edition, a

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  • 14Jan

    Bourne Conspiracy Review

    Platform: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (reviewed on 360) ESRB: T for Teen Genre: Third Person Adventure/Shooter Number of Players: 1 Publisher: Sierra Release Date: June 3, 2008 Official Website Rent Let’s cut right to the chase: You play (of course) as Jason Bourne, the protagonist of the Bourne series of books and movies, throughout his journey to assassinate the targets assigned to him. But that’s not all! The game primarily treads through the events of the first Bourne movie with extra details taken from the novel and leads to many memorable, yet repetitive moments. Despite this game being based on the book’s version of Jason Bourne’s adventure, I just wanna say that I usually don’t mind any kind of movie game. They’re harmless, usually easy, and made to make money so I don’t put too much thought into them. I have not read Robert Ludlum’s book or seen all

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  • 05Jan

    Review: Toy Story Mania!

    Rating: G Players: 4 Genre: Arcade, Multiplayer Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios Release Date: 15th September 2009 (NA) RENT Being a big Pixar fan, of course I have seen the Toy Story movies and I’m eagerly awaiting installment #3‘s release in 2010. I’ve even played a Game Boy version from the Toy Story empire, but we aren’t exactly friends any more if you get my drift. Now we have a new game for the Wii by the name of “Toy Story Mania!”. Based on the real life attraction “Toy Story Midway Mania!” at California’s Disney theme parks (as well as the Toy Story movies), “Toy Story Mania!” is a series of arcade-style mini-games to test your skills on. Many of these mini-games are the same as those you’ll find at the Disney theme parks, but there are also some generated for this game specifically. A lot of your favourite characters join

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  • 01Jan

    World of Goo

    For my first ever article on GA, I volunteered myself to do a First Look. And of course, being the type of person that does things the hard way, I settle on one of the biggest games of the year! World of Goo has been nominated for and been given multitudes of awards, and it’s not hard to see why. With quirky animation, strategic thinking and high-pitched evil laughs, I have been quickly suckered into this game and all its elements. “Wait, strategic thinking? What the..” I hear you say. As this is my attempt to sound smart, let me explain. As with alot of games recently, this game has realistic physics involved, so you’ll need to use your brains in some levels more than others. After the first 4-5 hours of playing WoG (as I am newly christening it), I can honestly say I am enjoying this game. Enjoying

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  • 29Dec

    Lord of the Rings Conquest First Look

    Awhile back, EA and Pandemic invited us to a full day of checking out Lord of the Rings Conquest which is being released on January 13, 2009. Below is my coverage from the event. Enjoy! A while back we were invited to Pandemic Studios to get the first hands-on with Lord of the Rings: Conquest. The game is based on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and fans of the series will not be disappointed. You can play as good or explore your evil side. Lord of the Rings: Conquest will be out next year for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC platforms with the ESRB rating of T for Teen. The title offers single player, two player co-op split screen and network online co-op play. At the event we were given a taste of each. As a fan of co-op play, it’s different in that co-op campaign

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  • 21Dec

    Resident Evil 5 (First Look)

    Okay, so an incredible opportunity came my way Friday evening. I was actually fortunate enough to get my hands on some awesome RE5 action. So of course, I am obligated to share the juicy details and my first impressions with my Gaming Angels ladies. Needless to say, I was super excited. The demo had Single Player and Offline Co-op modes available to me (I have no idea if it will offer online co-op when the official American demo is released). There were two stages to choose from, and I assumed that the one on the left was first in the story. The levels in the demo are immersing, but after you master them, they feel very short. But they definitely give enough to allow you to make a decent first impression. [b]Title screen looking sharp.[/b] From the moment I started up the demo, even the title screen had me drooling.

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  • 19Dec

    Wii’s Baroque First Look

    I recently rented Baroque for the Wii. It looked interesting, a sort of futuristic RPG with an anime like art style. To play, you have to make sure you use the Wiimote with the nunchuk attached, or try to use a classic styled controller. I opted for the Wiimote/nunchuk play, not having a classic style, and not wanting to dig out my Gamecube controllers. Boy, was I sorry about that choice. The game begins with your character waking up from some sort of stasis and being dropped at the beginning of this dungeon. There’s no instruction on what buttons do what, it’s all trial and error, and it’s very hard to tell the difference between people to talk to and those to try and attack. When you die in Baroque there’s a cut-scene that cannot be skipped, and it plays no matter how many times you’ve died previously. And when

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  • 17Dec

    Peggle Nights Holiday Levels!

    PopCap games introduced today the first bonus pack of levels for Peggle Nights for those of us who can’t get enough of this game! The Holiday Bonus Pack includes 5 wintry holiday themed levels that can be played either in Quick Play or Duel modes. There are also slightly modified Challenge mode versions of the levels to master. These are awesome. Looking at the pictures of the levels when deciding which to play is deceiving. The movement in these is incredible. AND, the background images include some of the friends we have made from this and other PopCap games. My personal favorite is the O Holey Night level with many black holes for the ball to drop into and come out the center (though Slip Sleddin’ Away runs a close second). And my favorite challenge level is the Mantle Peace, with magic hat laden fireballs! The Bonus Levels are free

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