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E3 2011: Ubisoft Presser: Our Thoughts

Feature; Jun. 7, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman, Robert F. Ludwick

E3 2011: Ubisoft Presser: Our Thoughts OMGN had two of our flock at Ubisoft's E3 2011 press conference at the Los Angeles Theater yesterday. Robert and Ryan have put their impressions together for your enjoyment.   What game most excited you? Why? Robert: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. I played Ghost Recon 1 and 2 and liked them quite a bit. GR: FS is looking pretty solid with the updated drone and squad interfaces. The graphics and the interface look quite good. Ryan: Rayman...

E3 2011: Nintendo Presser: Our Thoughts

E3 2011: Nintendo Presser: Our Thoughts OMGN's E3 team's impressions of Nintendo's press conference at the Nokia Theater:   What game most excited you? Why? Robert: Even though they didn't show any screenshots or game play, Smash Brothers was announced for the Wii U, and that's my choice. The idea of being able to use the Wii U controller in a Smash Brothers game environment intrigues me greatly. I've always liked the Smash Brothers games. Ryan: While I would love to say Smash...

E3 2011: Super Mario 3DS First Impressions

Feature; Jun. 7, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

E3 2011: Super Mario 3DS First Impressions After seeing its impressive debut at the Nintendo press conference, I was very optimistic to check out the new Super Mario game for the Nintendo 3DS. I was given the option to play one of four levels. I chose the level that featured an old favorite from Super Mario Bros. 3, which especially caught my eye during the presser: the Tanooki suit. The demo starts with the Tanooki suit in your inventory. The first thing I immediately noticed about the...

E3 2011: Microsoft Presser: Our Thoughts

E3 2011: Microsoft Presser: Our Thoughts OMGN's 4 E3 representatives were in attendance for Microsoft's E3 2011 press conference. Here's our thoughts.   What game most excited you? Why? Kyle: For me, the game that had me most excited was Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. The use of the Kinect to customize your weapons by using your hands to manipulate gun parts along with the ability to test fire the weapons with simple hand gestures seemed very streamlined and very intuitive. It had...

E3 2011: Sony Presser: Our Thoughts

E3 2011: Sony Presser: Our Thoughts OMGN's 4 E3 representatives were in attendance for Sony's E3 2011 press conference at the LA Sports Arena yesterday. Here's our thoughts.   What game are you most excited about? Why? Robert: Dust 514, hands down. EVE Online is a great game, and Dust looks to be more of the same. The game seems to have a great amount of detail from the smallest battles and territories to the grandest galactic scale. That kind of scope excites me. Ryan:...

E3 2011: Nintendo Press Conference Liveblog

News; Jun. 7, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman, Kyle James Hovanec

E3 2011: Nintendo Press Conference Liveblog Check back here regularly for our Liveblog of Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference. We'll keep you updated.   10:13:27AM Show is ending.  10:12:02AM 4 official Nintendo systems: DS, Wii, 3DS and Wii U. 10:11:04AM EA games is telling how their games will fully use the Wii U  10:07:33AM Slew of third party titles shown including Assassins Creed. Ghost Recon Online, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Ninja Gaiden 3, and Darksiders II. 10:04...

E3 2011: Sony Press Conference Liveblog

E3 2011: Sony Press Conference Liveblog Check back here regularly for our Liveblog of Sony's E3 2011 press conference. We'll keep you updated. Please note: We're experiencing issues with Google Chrome refreshing. Please bear with us.  6:58:17PM Trenton is on stage again. Show is coming to a close.  6:56:46PM Two models will be released. Wi-Fi and 3G Wi-Fi for $250 and $299, respectively. Will release this holiday season.  6:55:26PM Video montage of upcoming titles...

E3 2011: Microsoft Press Conference Liveblog

News; Jun. 6, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman, Kyle James Hovanec

E3 2011: Microsoft Press Conference Liveblog Check back here regularly for our Liveblog of Microsoft's E3 2011 press conference. We'll keep you updated. Liveblog done! 10:57:01AM Closing to the show. Halo 4 is officially announced. 10:52:55AM Harmonix is on stage. Dance Central 2 is announced with voice mode and new songs. All original songs can be imported.  10:49:25AM' Kinect Sports Season 2 announced in-game voice, Kinect gestures, and new sports including football and golf. ...

Splatterhouse

Review; Mar. 30, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

Splatterhouse A trend over the last few years in the world of video games has been the revival of many forgotten classic series. A recent example is Namco resurrecting a horror classic that many fans have been long clamoring for: Splatterhouse. After a more than year-long development, the new Splatterhouse is ready for fans of the original and new gamers alike. Unfortunately, this is one remake that should have probably stayed in its grave. Click the image to...

Angry Birds Review

Review; Feb. 17, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

Angry Birds Review Every now and then, a game will gain nationwide attention and become a cultural phenomenon. Whether it be Space Invaders in the '70s, the original Super Mario Bros. in the '80s, or World of Warcraft in the last decade, chances are if you mention it in everyday conversation, people will know what you’re talking about. Right now, a popular title most non-gamers will be familiar with is a game on iPhone and other smartphones called Angry...

NBA Jam Review

Review; Feb. 3, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

NBA Jam Review One of the biggest crazes these days in the world of gaming has been the relaunching of classic, dormant franchises. While some of these reboots are older console games, several of them have been updates to arcade classics. Recently, EA, which has had a stranglehold on the sports genre, relaunched a franchise made famous by Midway; the over-the-top 2-on-2 arcade classic, NBA Jam. Unfortunately, this reboot falls a bit short to what EA and fans...

NCAA Football 11 Review

Review; Jan. 21, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

NCAA Football 11 Review Each year, EA updates its sports franchises with a new version. Most of the time, it adds some minor tweaks to slightly improve the previous entry, while occasionally, it will give that franchise a complete makeover. Unfortunately, NCAA Football 11 pretty much falls in the former category. Click the image to view screenshots Despite a lack of abundant new features, NCAA Football 11 is still a fun game to play if you’re a major fan of...

X-Men Arcade Classic Review

Review; Dec. 28, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

X-Men Arcade Classic Review A fond memory for many old gamers was heading to the local arcade and pumping dozens of quarters into all the popular games. One of those popular titles in the early '90s was a Konami beat-em-up based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men that featured top-notch graphics and sound for its time, as well as up to six different players, depending which cabinet was at your arcade. While those arcade days are now over, this classic lives on thanks to the PSN...

Resident Evil 5 Review

Review; Dec. 23, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

Resident Evil 5 Review For years, Capcom has been at the forefront of the survival horror genre with Resident Evil. When the first game in the series came out in 1996, it left its mark on the video game industry, leading to countless other attempts at the genre, such as Silent Hill. They redefined survival horror, and gaming in general, again in 2005, when Resident Evil 4 was released. The latest game in the franchise is Resident Evil 5, and while it doesn’t...

Fat Princess Review

Review; Oct. 1, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

Fat Princess Review Every week, new and exciting games are released digitally for gamers to enjoy. Whether it’s PSN or X-Box Live, many of them offer variety and a new, unique experience. One of those unique experiences is in the form of Fat Princess, a very strategic, but simple online game on the PS3. Click the image to view screenshots Fat Princess is simply an interesting twist to classic Capture the Flag, but instead of a flag, you’re fighting to...

Madden NFL 11 Review

Review; Sep. 13, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

Madden NFL 11 Review Every year, EA brings its latest Madden squad to the video game gridiron. For the most part, each new installment adds a few minor tweaks to the gameplay, along with the expected updates to NFL rosters. This year, however, there was more of an effort to make things a little different, and a bit more interesting. Click to view screenshots The biggest addition in Madden NFL 11 has to be Gameflow, which was designed to let you play through an...

MLB 10: The Show Review

Review; Jul. 10, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

MLB 10: The Show Review Every year, a new batch of updated sports games get released for all the major consoles and occasionally, the PC. With these new editions come updated team rosters and the occasional new mode or play mechanic. Well, the latest in Sony’s Major League Baseball games do just that and then some. MLB 10: The Show brings all of the features from previous entries and brings much more to the plate. The gameplay in The Show is pretty simple and...

StarCraft II Beta: First Impressions

Feature; Jun. 23, 2010; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

StarCraft II Beta: First Impressions One of the most highly anticipated sequels of all time is upon us with the release of "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" next month. A lucky few, however, were given a sneak peak of what to expect when they were chosen to give the game a go in beta testing. I was fortunate enough to wake up about a month ago to an e-mail from Blizzard inviting me to participate. I'm proud to say that the wait, SC fans, will likely be worth it. If you were worried...

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