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Wonderbook Book of Spells Preview [E3 2012]

Wonderbook Book of Spells Preview [E3 2012]

I take a look at the key title for Sony's Wonderbook device.

007 Legends Preview [E3 2012]

007 Legends Preview [E3 2012]

James Bond's latest adventure is looking good so far.

Spy Hunter Hands-On [E3 2012]

Spy Hunter Hands-On [E3 2012]

The Spy Hunter franchises gets re-enlisted in a new handheld focused entry.

Papo & Yo Preview [E3 2012]

Papo & Yo Preview [E3 2012]

Papo & Yo once again leaves me stunned through its compelling gameplay and art direction.

Disney Epic Mickey: The Power Of Two Hands-On [E3 2012]

Disney Epic Mickey: The Power Of Two Hands-On [E3 2012]

Mickey's return is shaping up better than his last adventure.

E3 2012

Wonderbook Book of Spells Preview [E3 2012]

Greeted with an amount of skepticism that’s even abnormal by the standard of the already jaded gaming community, Sony’s announcement of the Wonderbook peripheral for the PS3 was something that people just didn’t know how to compute in their heads.

007 Legends Preview [E3 2012]

2012 could be one of best years for the suave spy that is James Bond since we’re not only getting the third Bond film starring Daniel Craig but we’re also receiving 007 Legends, the latest Bond video game which takes classic era Bond and has it retrofitted to fit today’s modern sensibilities.  

Spy Hunter Hands-On [E3 2012]

Seeing old games return on new platforms is always an entertaining thing that never really has the same stigma as when Hollywood opts to remake a classic film. Bringing back an old video game is certainly a playing it safe type of thing, but at the same time such a move does result in fans being happy and a new generation of gamers get the chance to experience a particular franchise for the first time.  At E3 this year I was able to play a new version of game that seemingly has been around as long as Pac-Man and Mario, none other than the legendary action series Spy Hunter.

Papo & Yo Preview [E3 2012]

Seeing a game continuously at certain tradeshow events can both be good and bad for a few key reasons.  Whenever I get a chance to see a game months if not a year ahead of its ultimate release I of course feel fortunate since I’m witnessing something not a lot of people get a peek at. But at the same time seeing an early/advanced preview of a game can be disappointing if the same problems are present or even worse if the same demo build is at multiple events, thus igniting a feeling that progress isn’t being made or the involved parties are being overly cautious.  

Disney Epic Mickey: The Power Of Two Hands-On [E3 2012]

When a sequel comes along the usual sentiments or desires from gamers is that they want a bigger and better experience with a host of new features and refinements. Most of the time we receive sequels that fulfill such a thing and once in a blue moon we get a sequel that is so bad that we immediately lose all faith in such a way that it can never be restored.  

Tank! Tank! Tank! Hands-On [E3 2012]

I think it’s relatively safe to say that Nintendo’s E3 2012 press conference was an astounding bust of such epic proportions that it nearly rivals Sony’s infamous E3 2006 press conference. There may not have been any massive enemy crabs or soul crunching announcements of a $599 price point, but the lack of firm details and constant tip-toeing about certain things resulted in a showing from Nintendo that was almost embarrassing as it played things more safe than even how Sony does sometimes.  

The Avengers: Battle For Earth Is An Unexpected Kinect Brawler [Screens]

Amidst all the mayhem that occurred at E3 last week a lot of games went under the radar, either to those in attendance or those sitting at home keeping tabs on coverage.  I wouldn’t say there were any complete hidden gems at E3 this year, at least for properties that are completely new, but one game that did go under the radar in a surprising way was Ubisoft’s The Avengers: Battle for Earth.  

Need For Speed: Most Wanted Hands-On [E3 2012]

It may seem like EA is simply beating a dead horse, but the Need For Speed franchise continues to thrive with every new installment that’s released. Sure, there may be a stinker or two such as NFS: The Run, but even then the series manages to grab an audience that’s enthralled by the prospect of driving fast and extremely recklessly as opposed to taking four driving tests before the action finally heats up. 

Aliens: Colonial Marines Hands-On [E3 2012]

Seeing a game in action is one thing but actually getting some hands-on time with it is when things get truly interesting.  It’s fine to see a game be demoed or presented through a pre-recorded video, but grabbing a controller putting a game through its paces is when it’s known if a game is on the track to greatness or if we’ve basically been tricked for the last few months and the game in question is merely a fake gemstone that could pass for the real thing at first but upon closer inspection is a noticeable fake.

Tomb Raider Preview [E3 2012]

Video games may not have been around for as nearly as films have been or even classic literature, but there are a few characters as iconic as protagonists like Hamlet or film icons like Han Solo.  Characters like Link and Mario are timeless video game characters who have manage to stay relevant as the years have gone by.  One character who in a lot of ways broke a few of the longtime molds of the video game industry was none other than Lara Croft, the star of the Tomb Raider franchise.  For nearly twenty years Ms.

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