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...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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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 ...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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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 ...
by Sean
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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 ...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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Summer of Arcade: Week Two

Lasting First Impressions of From Dust from Ubisoft Xbox Live Arcade’s second week of Summer of Arcade continues with another unique entry from the mind of legendary creator, Eric Chahi (Out of this World/Another World) c...
by Sean
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Summer of Arcade: Week One

Lasting First Impressions of Bastion from Supergiant Games PAX East back in March was full of promising games, many of which have already been released since. One game in particular, which I had the pleasure of playing back the...
by Sean
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Solid Summer Fun

Lasting First Impressions of Dungeon Siege III from Obsidian. Dungeon Siege III is the franchise’s first time on consoles, and they did a good job bringing the Diablo-style gameplay to a controller.  It’s an Ac...
by Maranda
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Cyberpunk Battle Royale

Lasting First Impressions of Trenched from Double Fine Productions Double Fine Productions, the developers behind such titles as Brutal Legend, PsychoNauts and Stacking, comes at us again with their latest XBLA release, Trenche...
by Sean
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A Psychedelic Future

Lasting First Impressions of Child of Eden from Ubisoft It’s been a long while since screens and teasers for Child of Eden began making their way across the vast landscape of the internet seizing the wonder and imaginatio...
by Sean
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The Building Blocks of Fun

Lasting First Impressions of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game from TT Games and Disney Interactive I love Lego.  I have loved Lego since my 6th birthday when I received my first Legoland LL924 Space Cruiser.&#...
by Sean
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Choose Your Own Adventure

Lasting First Impressions of Gamebook Adventures from Tin Man Games Among of my very favourite books to read as a child were the wonderful adventures found in the Choose Your Own Adventure series of books.  Perhaps these a...
by Sean
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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’ ...
by Sean
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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...
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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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...
by Sean
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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 ...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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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.&...
by Sean
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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...
by Sean
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