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E3 2011: Prey 2 First Impressions

Jun. 24, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

E3 2011: Prey 2 First Impressions This year at E3, Bethesda showed a live presentation of Prey 2 at its booth. The first Prey game was your standard linear campaign shooter, but the sequel does a complete 180. The new protagonist this time around is U.S. Marshal Killian Samuels, and the game takes place right after the ending of the first one. After waking up in a destroyed ship, the player finds a gun and attempts to escape.  Combat has been revamped to include a cover...

E3 2011: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim First Impressions

Jun. 22, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

E3 2011: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim First Impressions The Elder Scroll series is known for being one of the most epic and never-ending RPG series of all time. Not just in game play, but in sheer scale, too. Players can be anything they want, do anything they want, and go anywhere they want, all at any time. Both Morrowind and Oblivion have allowed for the creation of thousands upon thousands of user-made mods, drastically increasing the lifespan of the already-content heavy games that are still...

E3 2011: Our Final Thoughts

E3 2011: Our Final Thoughts This year, OMGN took four of our staff to E3 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif.: Robert F. Ludwick, Kyle Hovanec, Jenner Cauton, and Ryan Goodman. The four of us frolicked and cavorted in video games' biggest expo and survived to tell the tale. We left the show with sore necks, sore feet, and sore shoulders (from all of the free swag!), and now that we've had some time to reflect, we'd like to offer our opinions of the show as a whole.   What less...

E3 2011: Call of Duty Elite First Impressions

Jun. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

E3 2011: Call of Duty Elite First Impressions When I first heard of the Call of Duty franchise possibly charging for online services, I had mixed feelings. A Call of Duty MMO? I couldn't fathom the thought. I still can't. While in no way do I dislike MMOs, Call of Duty didn't seem like one of those franchises that needed it. All my worries, for the most part, subsided when OMGN went to see Activision's presentation of Call of Duty Elite at E3. COD Elite is a community-based service in which...

E3 2011: Dead Rising 2: Off The Record First Impressions

Jun. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

E3 2011: Dead Rising 2: Off The Record First Impressions Capcom has scheduled another trip to Fortune City for Dead Rising fans later this year when Dead Rising 2: Off The Record hits stores. This new zombie-filled adventure was playable at E3, and I got to take a look at what has changed from last year’s hit. The biggest difference this time around is that you’re not in the shoes of DR 2 protagonist Chuck Greene, but instead are once again behind the lens of the original hero of Dead...

E3 2011: WWE '12 First Impressions

Jun. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

E3 2011: WWE '12 First Impressions THQ is ready to step back in the ring once again this fall, promising a brand new WWE experience, that is totally different from the stale SmackDown! Vs Raw series. WWE '12 was at E3, and from what I can tell, THQ is looking to the past to move the WWE franchise into the future. That's not a good thing. WWE '12 promises to have a full roster of WWE superstars when it's released, but the version at E3 only had a handful to choose from. I got to...

E3 2011: Frogger 3D Preview

Jun. 15, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

E3 2011: Frogger 3D Preview Tak Fujii became an E3 legend in just one press conference after his enthusiastic presentation for Ninety Nine Nights II. Soon the phrases “One million troops” and “You'll be sucked” were tossed all over the Internet and cemented his reputation as an eccentric and upbeat game designer overnight. For all intents and purposes, a game like Frogger 3D should not be made by Tak Fujii. “There are so many people who like...

E3 2011: Wakfu First Impressions

Jun. 15, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

E3 2011: Wakfu First Impressions Wakfu is a turn-based tactical MMORPG and a continuation of past titles Dofus and Dofus Arena. In the game, your job as the player is to travel around the world, play different classes and learn new professions, all while fighting different creatures and earning new skills and loot. I was given 15 minutes of playtime to test the game and get a feel for the combat mechanics, farming mechanics, and navigation. However, despite the time with the...

E3 2011: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City First Impressions

Jun. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

E3 2011: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City First Impressions When Capcom announced Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City earlier this year, it immediately got me thinking of my favorite entry in the series, Resident Evil: Outbreak, which focused on working as a team to escape Raccoon City. While this new adventure won’t be the same thing, it does appear that working together will again play a big role, but from a much different perspective. The events of ORC take place during Resident Evils 2...

E3 2011: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine First Impressions

Jun. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

E3 2011: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine First Impressions THQ has many Warhammer 40,000 video games in development. One they are keen to get introduced to a broader audience is Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. I got some game time with this title on an Xbox 360 at E3 2011. For a quick look at what Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, I give you THQ's official description: In Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine you are Captain Titus, a Space Marine of the Ultramarines chapter and a seasoned veteran of countless...

E3 2011: Prototype 2 First Impressions

E3 2011: Prototype 2 First Impressions Robert, Jenner and Kyle got a tour of Prototype 2 at E3 2011, so we thought we'd share our thoughts. Prototype 2 takes place 14 month after the original title. New main character Sgt. James Heller returns to a virus ravaged New York City to find his daughter and wife have been killed by the first game's protagonist, Alex Mercer. Heller, after gaining the same abilities as Mercer, sets out to claim his revenge. Heller is a different character...

E3 2011: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 First Impressions

E3 2011: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 First Impressions Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the juggernaut followup to the highly successful 2009 prequel Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The game takes place immediately following MW2, after the initial attack by the Russians on Washington D.C. New York, along with other cities and even countries, is under the threat of military attacks, and the whole world stands on the brink of World War III. Following the traditional system of playing as multiple...

E3 2011: Street Fighter X Tekken First Impressions

Jun. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

E3 2011: Street Fighter X Tekken First Impressions Capcom and Namco shook the fighting game world at last year’s E3 when they announced that they would be collaborating on a pair of new fighting games that would combine the worlds of Street Fighter and Tekken. While Namco’s game, Tekken X Street Fighter was a no-show at this year’s E3, Capcom’s take on the battle, Street Fighter X Tekken, was present and playable on the show floor. Only a handful of the fighters were...

E3 2011: Aliens: Colonial Marines First Impressions

Jun. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

E3 2011: Aliens: Colonial Marines First Impressions Aliens: Colonial Marines is a sci fi shooter developed by Gearbox Software and produced by Sega. The demo was shown behind closed doors, or rather the closed doors of a colonial marine drop ship in a dark, enclosed room. The lead developer Randy Pitchford himself was there to demo the game, saying that this game would be the “true sequel” to the James Cameron film, Aliens, picking up a few months after the events shown there. The...

E3 2011: Inversion First Impressions

Jun. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

E3 2011: Inversion First Impressions Inversion is an upcoming third-person shooter developed by Saber Interactive and produced by Namco Bandai Games. Players take on the role of soldier Davis Russel, who, along with his teammates, must fight an unknown enemy utilizing only the power of gravity. The demo had me playing through a ruined city space, utilizing the usual third-person shooter mechanics: Shoot here; run until you find cover there; hide behind said cover until your health...

E3 2011: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier First Impressions

Jun. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

E3 2011: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier First Impressions Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is the next chapter of the popular Ubisoft third-person tactical shooter series. This time, the game takes place in the near future, utilizing technology such as optic camouflage and pinpoint tactical missiles. The demo I played was a single-player level through a swampy village. The main ghost commando I controlled was able to sneak through a heavily guarded village using stealth camo to take out...

E3 2011: The Darkness II Impressions

Jun. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

E3 2011: The Darkness II Impressions While at the 2K Games booth at E3 this year, I got a chance to see some of The Darkness II played in a demonstration. The game picks up a little way from where the first game left off. Jackie, the protagonist from The Darkness, is now the head of the mob after taking most of it out in his first adventure, which was retribution for the mob having killed his girlfriend. A new foe has emerged called The Brotherhood, and unfortunately for Jackie,...

E3 2011: Crimson Alliance First Impressions

Jun. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

E3 2011: Crimson Alliance First Impressions While walking by the Microsoft booth at E3, I ended up talking with one of the owners of Certain Affinity, which is putting out a new action RPG on Xbox Live this summer 2011. She convinced me to give the demo a play through with another E3 attendee, so I obliged. I'm glad I did. Crimson Alliance is the aforementioned action RPG. It is a four-player fantasy dungeon crawler as well, and it looks pretty good. I didn't get to play the entire demo -...

E3 2011: Deus Ex: Human Revolution First Impressions

Jun. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

E3 2011: Deus Ex: Human Revolution First Impressions Deus Ex was critically acclaimed for one thing: choices. Whether you wanted to go for the stealthy approach or with guns blazing, it was up to you. Deus Ex was also extensive with its conversation options. You could be polite or simply let your gun do the talking. Every choice had a reward, and every choice had a consequence. With Deus Ex: Invisible War, many players were disappointed. The game was simplified with fewer upgrade choices which...

E3 2011: Forza Motorsport 4 Preview & Impressions

Jun. 12, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

E3 2011: Forza Motorsport 4 Preview & Impressions The realistic racing genre can be summed up in two game series: Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo. Microsoft's latest entry in the battle, Forza Motorsport 4, had three drivers seats available (one of which was a massive contraption that felt like an air fighter simulator) as well as a few consoles with controllers available to play. After standing in three separate lines for quite some time, I got my hands on one of the two "lesser" driver...

E3 2011: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing for iOS Impressions

Jun. 12, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

E3 2011: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing for iOS Impressions Sonic launched his own kart racing game to battle the multitude of kart racers on the market, once again chasing his rival Mario for a video game crown. Unfortunately, his appearance on Apple's iOS leaves a bit to be desired. Namely, anything memorable. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is your standard kart racing game. It also uses your standard driving controls on iOS -- you tilt the device left or right to steer left or right. There are on...

E3 2011: Otomedius Excellent Impressions

Jun. 12, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

E3 2011: Otomedius Excellent Impressions Konami deployed Otomedius Excellent to Japan in November 2008. The arcade shooter was playable at the Microsoft booth at E3, and I got some time with it. Otomedius Excellent is inspired by Gradius. It's been available in Japan for quite some time, and Konami has decided to release the game this July 19. The first thing I noticed -- of course! -- about Otomedius Excellent were the anime women in the game. You must choose a pilot for your ship...

E3 2011: Bioshock Infinite Preview & Impressions

Jun. 11, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

E3 2011: Bioshock Infinite Preview & Impressions 2K Games was kind enough to give me a look-see at Bioshock Infinite, the third game in the Bioshock series . The first Bioshock was one of the biggest games of the current console generation, with its intense environment, morbid characters and massive, mind-bending twist near the end of the game. Bioshock 2 was a good game in its own right, but it didn't hold a candle to the way the first captivated our imaginations. It just didn't improve on...

E3 2011: Star Wars Kinect First Impressions

Jun. 11, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

E3 2011: Star Wars Kinect First Impressions Star Wars Kinect is one of the new Kinect titles covered at E3 this year, getting a spot in Microsoft's press conference as well as at its booth. If you watched Microsoft's press conference, you will have seen the E3 demo of Star Wars Kinect in its entirety. Fortunately, Microsoft also allowed boothgoers a chance to play that demo for themselves. Star Wars Kinect is an on-rails first-person game where you take control of Jedi in the Star Wars...

E3 2011: Majesco 3DS Roundup First Impressions

Jun. 11, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

E3 2011: Majesco 3DS Roundup First Impressions Majesco has a number of 3DS titles in development, and we've got a look at three of them for you: Face Racers: Photo Finish; Pet Zombies; and Nano Assault. Face Racers: Photo Finish Face Racers: Photo Finish is a kart racing game, plain and simple. The feature that sets this game apart from other kart racers is that it uses photos of the players' faces for use in-game. There have been a few arcade titles in the past that have used this kind of...

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