|Starhawk is a lawless frontier, or something like that.|
Because I'm talking beta here, I'm going to limit the rest of my comments to questions for any players and developers.
|All for one dolla'|
Scratch that. They're actually quite a bit more expensive than that. Starter decks cost about 10 bucks and booster packs are another $4 apiece. If you want to get into a decent CCG, or stand a chance in any actual duels, you can usually expect to drop quite a chunk of change on all those cards.
Not so for Elemental Monster, an online CCG that quietly released on the PlayStation Network a couple of weeks ago. The title is a remake of a DS game that has somehow managed to fly completely under my (and I'm guessing your) radar until now.
Seeing as the core game cost a single dollar, I figured I had to at least check the title out. If nothing else, I wanted to see what the catch was.
I thought that, at only a dollar, there was no way this game would be very good, right? Or, if nothing else, I figured that dollar would only get me a few cards and a handful of matches, with the rest selling piece meal at a premium.
I was wrong on both counts.More >>
|Humans and chimeras still hate each other.|
When I played the beta, I saw lots of hedgehog bombs, shrapnel grenades and shotgun blasts to the face. And much more.
|Get ready for some crazy action|
When I first heard about all the extra modes, customization options and tweaks developer Naughty Dog would be adding to the formula, I'll admit I was a little skeptical. I loved U2's online for its simplicity, and the list of additions for U3 was about a mile long.
The Uncharted 3 online beta launched Tuesday evening and, after pouring several hours into the new offerings, I'm feeling pretty damn good about what the final product will have to offer. In this particular case, it looks like all those extra toppings will result in a more delicious pie.More >>
|It takes two, baby.|
Not only has the upcoming Star Trek game had a longer development cycle than most movie tie-ins, but it also doesn't exactly "tie in" to any particular movie. While the universe is that of the new J.J. Abrams films, the story is brand new.
Find out why developer Digital Extremes' new project looks to break the mold just after the break.More >>
|Meet Amy. You'll wanna keep her alive.|
Coming from Lexis Numerique, the team behind Flashback and the more recent Red Johnson's Chronicles, Amy is a PSN exclusive set for release this August.
During my final day at E3, I had the opportunity to speak with LN's Marketing and Business Development Director Djamil Kemal at a small table set up off to the side of the L.A. Convention Center's South Hall. It was a humble setup for a game that pretty much stole the show for me.More >>
|Buckle up for another lap|
During the F1 2011 E3 showing, the developers made it clear that they were not out to cash in on a yearly racing title.
"It has to be more than just an update with new tracks," said Codemasters' Stephen Hood. "We wanted to squeeze as many features into 2011 as we could to persuade gamers that the new title would be worth their time and money."More >>
|Bodycount: "All about the guns"|
If this tagline sounds familiar, it's because it's the same one used for 2006's Black, which was pretty much built by the same group of guys.
After a brief demonstration and taking on two of the game's levels myself, I feel less inclined to agree with such a statement when it comes to Bodycount. Everything, from the guns to the story to the levels, felt a bit too generic.More >>