Previews

Woman vs. machine — Horizon Zero Dawn

by 3 months ago

What I saw of Horizon Zero Dawn at E3 this year made me feel a sense of desperation that the grittiest of survival games have never managed to create within …

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No pulling punches — The sweet science behind Street Fighter V’s new modes and characters

by 3 months ago

The big daddy of fighting games is back, and for the first time in almost a decade, we’re getting a completely new Street Fighter in Street Fighter V. This is …

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Expanding your vocabulary — Typoman’s unique approach to grammatical platforming

by 3 months ago

A wise man once said, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Words can topple regimes and enrapture millions, and in Typoman, words are everything. I got to demo the …

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Finely threaded — Yoshi’s Woolly World preview

by 3 months ago

Let’s just get this out of the way right now: Yoshi’s Woolly World is one of the most adorable games ever made. Taking a nod from Kirby’s Epic Yarn, the …

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Slowly but surely — NBA Live 16 preview

by 3 months ago

NBA Live has been a series struggling to find an identity since its resurrection a few years back. The past two iterations of the series have been a total mess, …

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Tools of the trade — how Rock Band 4 expands the genre without forcing change

by 3 months ago

The key to Rock Band 4’s brilliance is the way it builds up, rather than changes. Many rhythm games attempt to change the design or alter the tools, in order …

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A skate down memory lane — Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 preview

by 3 months ago

From the first moment I laid eyes on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, I could tell that this game is meant as a throwback. Everything about the game screamed nostalgia, …

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Crytek makes the leap into virtual reality — preview of Robinson: The Journey

by 3 months ago

Despite its prevalence across the video game world, I had never played a virtual reality game. That is, until my hands were upon Crytek's newest foray into virtual reality. The …

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Taken for a ride – Destiny: The Taken King preview

by 3 months ago

It wasn't long after setting foot on the dark, dreary moon of Phobos that I began to feel that something wasn’t right. Cabal starships flew overhead, but instead of engaging …

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Persona 4: Dancing All Night – A bit off-beat

by 3 months ago

I expected Persona 4: Dancing All Night to be a lot of things, but the haphazard and random rhythm game I felt like I was playing at E3 this year …

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Platforming with ease and complexity — Mighty No. 9

by 3 months ago

Mighty No. 9 is one of the original Kickstarter darlings, and it looks like we’re finally going to be able to get our hands on it.  I was able to …

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A sword fighting ballet — For Honor hands-on impressions

by 3 months ago

Ubisoft’s For Honor debuted this week and was easily one of the biggest surprise announcements to come out of E3. As a brand new IP with an emphasis on sword …

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