The City of Angels

Lasting First Impressions of L.A. Noire from Rockstar Games If you were to have asked me what my most memorable and anticipated game from PAX East was, that would have been a very easy answer to give you: Rockstar Games’ ...
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An Outlandish Adventure

Lasting First Impressions of Outland from Ubisoft I first experienced Ubisoft’s latest XBLA title, Outland, while attending PAX East 2011 in March.  Even then the title was as good as complete and the levels I played...
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Go West, Young Man

Lasting First Impressions of Wild West Town from Clipwire Games Facebook was, once upon a time, just a place to reconnect with friends, old and new.  Over the years, however, it has become much more than just a place to ke...
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A Return to Roots

Lasting First Impressions of Ash from SRRN Games Classic games such as Final Fantasy, Ultima, Phantasy Star, and Dragon Quest forged the ever popular RPG genre laying the groundwork that would eventually bring us such modern hi...
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Press Y to Kill

Lasting First Impressions of Swarm from Hothead Games Another title that I had the pleasure to receive a preview of while attending PAX East was the recently released Swarm, developed by Hothead Games.  The developers and ...
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Fast Forward: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD

Looking forward to Clash of Heroes HD from Capybara Games One of the first games I saw on the show floor at PAX East was an upcoming XBLA/PSN game, developed by Toronto-based Capybara Games, that continues the long running Migh...
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Fast Forward: Orcs Must Die!

Looking Forward to Orcs Must Die! from Robot Entertainment Last week I had the pleasure of attending PAX East 2011 and seeing many new and upcoming games from several developers.  Over the next week I will post my thoughts...
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Playing with Dolls

Lasting First Impressions of Stacking from Double Fine Productions Playing with Dolls is fun. Well, that is, when these dolls are Russian stacking dolls with attitude! Stacking is the latest title from the great minds at Double...
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Reflections of a 40-year old Gamer

On February 22nd, 2011, I turned 40 years old.  To mark the occasion I wrote an article reflecting on being a gamer for the past 30 years.  As this article doesn’t really fit into this blog, my friend Maranda (H...
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Gameshow Hijinks

Lasting first impressions of You Don’t Know Jack from THQ You Don’t Know Jack was a classic trivia game for the PC back in 1995 boasting “where high culture meets pop culture” mixing trivia with comedy.&...
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Mobile Death

Lasting First Impressions of Dead Space for iPad from EA Games In 2009, EA release a new IP in the form of Dead Space and it was a huge hit amongst fans of survival horror games.  With high anticipation, these same fans, m...
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Space Bully

Lasting First Impressions of A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks! from Frima Studios The latest release from Frima Studios comes in the form of a forward scrolling shooter available now as a PlayStation Mini on the PlayStation Store fo...
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Fevered Frenzy

Lasting First Impressions of Score Rush from Xona Games Xona Games really knows how to take us back to the core of video games as they were originally created.  My first review of a Xona game was with the release of Decima...
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Mobile Pursuit

Lasting First Impressions of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit HD for iPad from EA Games I love racing games.  More precisely, I love street racing games.  Since the first Need for Speed game was released on PlayStation in ...
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Nostalgia Extreme

Lasting First Impressions of Decimation X3 from Xona Games Most seasoned gamers will agree that a return to the roots of video gaming is a good thing.  Being able to play the old school games again brings back a great deal...
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World Tour

Lasting First Impressions of Rock Band Reloaded HD from Harmonix Those of you who know me or have read my Soundproof post, know how much I love music.  When Rock Band was first introduced back in 2007, I was among the firs...
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A Steampunk Christmas

Lasting First Impressions of A Christmas Carol from PadWorx Digital Media One of the great things about the iPad are the eBook readers for when you just want to kick back in your favourite chair, tune out your world and delve i...
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Derezzed

Lasting First Impressions of Tron Evolution: Battle Grids from Disney Interactive In 1982, Disney released a highly experimental movie which, despite the stunning imagery found in the film, was a failure at the box office. It w...
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Dark Kingdom

Lasting First Impressions of Epic Mickey by Disney Interactive When Warren Spector, creator of such epic games as Deus Ex, Wing Commander, and System Shock decides that his next project will star Walt Disney’s cornerstone...
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Burn and Earn

Lasting First Impressions of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved by Ubisoft Well it’s been a few weeks now since Xbox Kinect launched and I have been having an absolute blast with it.  The first day I brought it home and hoo...
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General Review: Puzzle Bots

General Review of Puzzle Bots from Wadjet Eye Games NOTE: I contributed the following review to GeneralGames.ca and was given permission to also include it here.  My usual tag line will not follow this review because I am ...
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The Next Chapter

Lasting First Impressions of Fable III by Lionhead Studios For some reason I never actually played the original Fable on XBOX yet when Fable II released a few years later, I was actually excited and couldn’t wait to play ...
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After Hours: Enslaved

Continuing Impressions of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West In my first review of the game “Enslaved, Odyssey to the West” I stated that I was very impressed and I have to say that this impression is still in full effec...
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Continuing the Tradition

Lasting First Impressions of "Fallout: New Vegas" from Bethesda Softworks In 2008, Bethesda presented the world with their vision of an alternative future in which a nuclear war devastated the Americas in the 1950s fo...
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Monkey Business

Lasting First Impressions of “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West” from Namco Bandai It was just shortly before this game hit the market that I had even heard about it. It just sort of came out of no where and I had no id...
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Changing of the Guard

Lasting First Impressions of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow from Komami Castlevania is among the few long lasting titles in video game history. Beginning in 1986 with the first Castlevania, Konami has graced many of our beloved c...
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Soundproof

Lasting First Impressions of The Truth from Brian Melo Those of you who know me understand that I love music. My Dad is a wonderful vocalist, I am a singer (I...
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You Talkin’ to Me?

Lasting First Impressions of “Mafia II” from 2K Games Having been advertised and hyped for months before its release, Mafia II just seemed to be yet another open world GTA style game. I bought GTA IV on launch day a...
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Treading Water

Lasting First Impressions of “Hydrophobia” from Dark Energy Digital I was first introduced to Hydrophobia at PAX East in March, 2010. Although I did not play the game, I was intrigued by what I saw and it quickly ma...
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Hero Worship

Lasting First Impressions of “Comic Jumper” from Twisted Pixel It started with The Maw.  Then came ‘Splosion Man.  Now, the crazy minds at Twisted Pixel bring us their latest platformer for XBLA, Comic Jumpe...
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