With NFL teams getting ready for training camp, it’s time for armchair quarterbacks to get ready for what’s become the most anticipated sports release every summer—Madden. And with the playable demo being released on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace just this week, it’s even more of a reason to get excited.
As the hack-and-slash loot RPG genre is getting a revival on the PC with the release of Torchlight and the upcoming Diablo 3, the consoles haven’t seen much of the genre lately outside of some hybrids like Patapon and Borderlands. Hothead Games and Ron Gilbert are bringing the genre to XBLA and PSN with the [...]
I’ve been an editor for this publication for more than five years now, and the real joy of it (aside from offering my thoughts on the latest and greatest happenings in the gaming industry) is fielding questions. We at SmashPad get a bunch of questions each day… some good, some stupid, and some just bizarre. [...]
Despite Comic Con being somewhat limited on game preview selection, we were able to get through a demo of the upcoming Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions on the showroom floor. Spidey games typically are hit or miss types of games: the movie tie-ins have been misses, but independent titles have garnered a bit more success. But the [...]
In the Gears of War series, The Locust have always seemed like such a bully. Sure, they’re trying to completely eviscerate any traces of human life, and they pop up from the ground and swallow cities, but have we really taken the time to get to know what they are really like? No, and because [...]
With the latest news of Dragon Age II being revealed, Bioware is hard at work on the follow-up to their 2009 critically-acclaimed title. While fans are anxiously awaiting to see what the sequel brings to the track, Bioware is not letting up on the gas as it keeps releasing a steady flow of downloadable content [...]
The buzz about Kinect since E3 has not been about the potential of this new technology nor the games, but the price and what it can’t do. Microsoft has confirmed today on Major Nelson’s blog that Kinect will retail for $149.99 that will include Kinect Adventures with it to confirm what many of the retailers, [...]
Before the silhouette platformer becomes a crowded subgenre, it’s nice to have one game that sets the bar extremely high for the followers that are inevitably on the way. Limbo features a mix of platforming, puzzles, style, tension, and brutality that is a rare sight these days on XBLA or any platform these days. Limbo [...]
Microsoft announced last week that Destination Arcade would be released for everyone in the US to download when Summer of Arcade started next week, but Major Nelson has announced today that it would only be available to until Summer of Arcade ends on August 18. We really don’t understand this either.
The conferences aren’t completely changing, at least not due to the events of this summer, but at least you can change the virtual landscape of college football. NCAA Football 11 features several upgrades and changes that improve the visual, presentation, community, and the controls quite a bit. Despite a few kinks in the armor, NCAA [...]