Kinect Rail Shooter

Lasting First Impressions of Blackwater from 505 Games Blackwater from 505 Games, developed by Zombie Studios, had a lot riding on it.  It was boasting itself as the first FPS game developed for Kinect.  That’s a huge r...
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Bringing a Classic to Life

Lasting First Impressions of The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Game from Ubisoft I remember the Tin Tin character and books from when I was a child.  My best friend was a big fan of Tin Tin, but I really didn’t know much about ...
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An Hour of Joy

Lasting First Impressions of Kinect Disneyland Adventures from Frontier Developments I was only 5 years old the last time I visited Disney World in Orlando Florida.  I have never had the opportunity to visit Disneyland in Cali...
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Home Invasion

Lasting First Impressions of Rabbids Alive & Kicking from Ubisoft The Rabbids were first introduced with Rayman in Rayman Raving Rabbids in 2006 and was a collection of mini-games for the Wii.  It made wonderful use of the...
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Living 2D in a 3D World

Lasting First Impressions of Rayman Origins from Ubisoft I remember the original Rayman game, released on the Sony PlayStation back in 1995, with much fondness.  I would spend hours playing Rayman and loved every moment of it....
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Discover Your Legacy

Lasting First Impressions of Assassin’s Creed Revelations from Ubisoft The original Assassin’s Creed, first released in 2007, was a title most agreed was very repetitive and, at the time, most would have said that i...
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World War III

Lasting First Impressions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from Activision Does a Call of Duty game these days really need anyone to tell you whether it’s good or not?  I mean, if absolutely no one reviewed this series ...
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The Call of the Dragonborn

Lasting First Impressions of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks I think it goes without saying that any open world RPG from Bethesda is going to be revered and will be popular with many, many people.  With the...
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Making Fitness Fun

Lasting First Impressions of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 from Ubisoft One of last year’s premiere Kinect release titles was Ubisoft’s Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, their foray into the fitness genre of gaming th...
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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...
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Bond is Back…Again

Lasting First Impressions of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded from Activision You can’t kill Bond. He’ll just keep coming back as someone else.  In this case, I’m referring to the seminal GoldenEye 007 game that was o...
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Bring the Danger Home

Lasting First Impressions of Motion Sports Adrenaline from Ubisoft Following up 2010’s poorly received Kinect Launch title, Motion Sports, Ubisoft aims to take us to the air, the mountaintop, and the water to bring us a t...
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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 ...
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3DS

The Real Toy Story

Lasting First Impressions of Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure from Activision This is definitely just a kids game, I told myself when I first heard about Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.  Well, I was right, but what I w...
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Become a Superhero

Lasting First Impressions of PowerUp Heroes from Ubisoft Okay, I never saw this one coming and I had no idea what it was when it arrived.  PowerUp Heroes seemed to fly under the radar and just stealthily appeared in stores one...
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Lost in Time

Lasting First Impressions of Spider-Man: Edge of Time from Activision For several months now, I have been following the news about Activision’s latest in their annual Spider-Man release with keen interest. I was most intr...
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The Real Deal

Lasting First Impressions of Rocksmith from Ubisoft It was quite a while ago that I learned of Ubisoft’s plan to introduce their own entry into the music game genre.  It was right around the time that Activistion put the...
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Power Control

Lasting First Impressions of X-Men Destiny from Activision With the exception of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men games of recent years have not fared well in the video game market. The Wolverine game was exactly what this franc...
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Dance Like No One is Watching

Lasting First Impressions of Just Dance 3 from Ubisoft The original Just Dance game was released solely for the Wii in 2009 but to low critic ratings.  I was working part time at EB Games at that time and I always wondered abo...
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It’s a Trap!

Lasting First Impressions of Orcs Must Die! from Robot Entertainment Robot Entertainment may best be known for their work (when they were Ensemble Studios) on the classic Age of Empires III and the seminal XBOX RTS Halo Wars, b...
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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...
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More of the Same

Lasting First Impressions of The Baconing from Hothead Games When the original DeathSpank game was released for XBLA last year, I played it nonstop and loved every minute of it. It was fresh, quite humourous, and a ton of fun t...
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The End of an Era

Lasting First Impressions of Gears of War 3 from Epic Games Back in 2006, a little known title hit the shores of an unsuspecting XBOX360 audience.  It was a new IP and a new contender in an already saturated market of shooter ...
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The Puppet Master

Lasting First Impressions of The Gunstringer from Twisted Pixel Back in March, Twisted Pixel wowed everyone who came by their booth during PAX East with their latest in a line of ever-brilliant titles, this time exclusively des...
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Multiple Personality

~ Lasting First Impressions of Driver: San Francisco from Ubisoft ~ I love driving games.  More specifically, I love street racing more than circuit racing.  I grew up playing the original Need for Speed on my PlayStation and...
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Dunk Tank

Lasting First Impressions of Hole In The Wall from Ludia Apparently, Hole in the Wall, is a popular television game show that aired on Fox from 2008-2009. It was originally adapted from a Japanese game, Nokabe in which people c...
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Deus Ex Human Revolution

The Bionic Man

Lasting First Impressions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution from SquareEnix August 23rd, 2011 was a great day for gamers.  It was a highly anticipated day long in the waiting.  It was the release date for the SquareEnix published ...
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Summer of Arcade: Week Five

Lasting First Impressions of Toy Soldiers: Cold War from Signal Studios In 2010, Signal Studios released their first XBLA game, Toy Soldiers, to much fan response.  Personally, I couldn’t get into the game and I was ...
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Summer of Arcade: Week Four

Lasting First Impressions of Fruit Ninja Kinect from Halfbrick Studios I was first introduced to Halfbrick’s Fruit Ninja when I discovered it for the iPad and was immediately hooked on the game.  Without thinking twi...
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Summer of Arcade: Week Three

Lasting First Impressions of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet from Shadow Planet Productions In 2005, artist Michel Gagne created a series of interstitials for Nickelodeon’s “Halloween Shriekin Weekend”  Fr...
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