Return of the King

Lasting First Impressions of RAGE from id Software id Software has been out of the spotlight for some years now with their last developed title, Doom 3, having been released in 2004. While John Carmack, the father of Doom and Q...
by Sean
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Reliving the Nightmare

Lasting First Impressions of The War of the Worlds from Paramount Digital Entertainment Last week saw the release of Paramount Digital Entertainment’s The War of the Worlds, a side-scrolling run-for-your-life action game ...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 26

The One with the Can’t Hear You Song » Besides talking about what we’ve been playing this week: HAWKEN, Guild Wars 2 (Jeff hit level 80. Ding!), NFS: Most Wanted, and Assassin’s Creed III, we also discuss these q...
by TheOMGHour
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Player Profile: Maranda Carvell

Today we welcome fellow community gamer and a long-time supporter of Lasting First Impressions, Maranda Carvell to our Player Profile questionnaire.  Maranda is a mother of 4 wonderful children, and a woman of many talents.  ...
by Sean
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Doing Things Differently

Personal Reflections of Guild Wars 2 » The gaming industry is ripe full of MMORPG games and it seems that everywhere you turn, another studio is working on yet another MMO.  Both Free-to-Play and Pay-to-Play models exist and ...
by Sean
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God of War: Ascension

Developed by Santa Monica Studio » Lasting First Impressions he God of War series is a bit of a Game of Shame for me; I have all the games, but I’ve never played them through.  I briefly played the original game but ne...
by Sean
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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

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Our Final Take 4 / 5 - Very Good
by John
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PC

PAX East Preview: Outlast

Developed by Red Barrels Games » During the annual gathering of nerds known as PAX East, I had the pleasure to spend some time with a new survival horror game that is going to prove almost too scary to ever spend a lot of tim...
by Sean
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Healthy Gaming Diary: Week 4

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Dear Diary, Today began another new Kinect fitness program developed in association with The Biggest Loser trainer, Jillian Michaels.  With such success behind her name, you’d think that Jillian Mic...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 35

The One with the New Guy » There’s lots of news to discuss this week as CES in Las Vegas is over with. Steam Boxes, and Microsoft’s new “Holodeck” tech demo make the rounds as well as updates on the THQ...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: episode 23

The One with the Space Cadet » Just when we thought we had our timing correct, we still went over an hour.  Having a couple of great interviews will do that.  More Project Play interviews come your way this week, including P...
by TheOMGHour
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 15

The One with the Cat Fight » Craig gets his life back, temporarily, Sean goes on Vacation, and both have stories to tell about their adventures.  Late breaking news for the first time on The OMG! Hour with the rumours of OnLi...
by TheOMGHour
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 34

The One with the Anticipation Happy New Year and welcome to the first episode of 2013! Maranda joins Jeff and Sean once again to discuss all the games we’re looking forward to in 2013.  We also take some time to talk abo...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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PAX East Preview – Borderlands 2

One of the biggest attractions at last week’s PAX East 2012 was 2K Games’ large-as-life Borderlands 2 booth with lines snaking all the way around the booth and wait times of nearly 2 hours to play for 20 minutes.  Craig an...
by Sean
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Looking Ahead at 2013

A new year is upon us and it is this time that everyone looks ahead to what gaming will bring us next.  Last year’s games are behind us, they’ve received their Game of the Year nominations and wins, but that’s all histor...
by Sean
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Special Forces Team X

Developed by Zombie Studios A Third Person Mess t is a common thing to run into various multiplayer shooter games these days; a market niche overflowing with titles. Too many in my opinion, but that is another story. Zombie Ga...
by Omar
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Ubisoft Divulges Development of Groundbreaking New IP “WATCH DOGS”

MONTRÉAL – June 4th 2012 – Ubisoft® unveiled Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft debuted its new, ground-breaking intellectual property, an open-world action-adventure game called Watch Dogs. Deve...
by Sean
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Reef Shot

Developed by Nano Games Lasting First Impressions » It’s not very often one finds a fully-realized, 3D environment game that has no weapons, no combat, and no enemies whatsoever.  A game that one can sit down and actua...
by Sean
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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China

Lasting First Impressions When one speaks of the Assassin’s Creed series of games, one usually thinks of cutting edge 3D game engines and photo realistic graphics paired with a huge open world sandbox of a game.  Well, throw...
by Sean
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Return to Ground Zero

Lasting First Impressions of [PROTOTYPE 2] from Activision Released in 2009, Radical Entertainment’s original Prototype went on to become the top selling game on the Xbox 360 in June of that year and has sold over 2.1 million...
by Sean
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The OMG! Hour: Episode 41

The One Where it all Starts Again » Some big announcement happened this week and we talk about it all.  In fact, there was so much to talk about this week, that we only got through half of it.  The big Sony PS4 announcement ...
by Sean
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Gamers Unscripted: Episode 39

Doing it in The Dark Zone This week’s Hosts: Jeremy Lyons (@Ruiner2) – Dads Getting Grounded Marcia Morgan (@Jaxboxchick) – The Mommy Gamers Mike Mahoney (@CapnMikeM) – Gamers In Beta Rob Goddard (@S...
by Sean
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Star Light, Star Bright

Lasting First Impressions of Sword of the Stars II Enhanced Edition Developed by Kerberos Productions  |  Published by Paradox Interactive » 2011 saw the release of Sword of the Stars 2, a turn-based 4x strategy game in the ...
by Jeff
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Indoor Pool

Lasting First Impressions of Michael Phelps: Push the Limit from 505 Games Multiple Gold Medalist winner, Michael Phelps, along with developers 505 Games are aiming to bring, for the first time ever, the thrill and excitement o...
by Sean
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Heavy Metal

Lasting First Impressions of Hawken Developed by Adhesive Games » War. War never changes. With an over saturation of FPS games pouring in every year since the COD revolution, it is very difficult finding titles in this genre t...
by Omar
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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review

Lasting First Impressions ostalgia. There’s nothing quite like our fond memories of what once was even if it means viewing those memories through rose coloured glasses.  That which we remember affectionately usually does...
by Sean
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Stay Out of the Light

Lasting First Impressions of The Darkness II from Digital Extremes Taking over from where Starbreeze Studios left off 5 years ago with the original The Darkness, Digital Extremes brings us the next evolution of first person sho...
by Sean
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An Alien Experiment

Lasting First Impressions of Warp from Trapdoor Warp, developed by Trapdoor and published by EA Games, is a wonderful stealth, puzzle game that I first had the pleasure of seeing demoed at PAX East 2011.  It’s been a long ti...
by Sean
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