Archive:  June, 2010

Release Round-Up for the Week of June 27

Release Round-Up for the Week of June 27

Written by (@johncatuira) on June 29, 2010 in News

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Summer’s here!  What better way to enjoy the warmer weather than to hole yourself up in your house and play some of this week’s releases? Sunday, June 27 Alcatraz (2010) (PC) Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (Nintendo Wii) Monday, June 28) Harley-Davidson: Road Trip (Nintendo Wii) thinkSMART (Nintendo DS) Tuesday, June 29 10 Minute Solution… Read More »


Generations Past: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Generations Past: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Written by (@paxrock) on June 29, 2010 in Features

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Game: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Year: 2003 Developer: Nintendo Platform: Nintendo Gamecube Like many gamers of my generation, the Legend of Zelda series is held in high esteem for me.  I cut my teeth on Super Mario and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES but it wasn’t until I got a… Read More »


Hands On: Mafia II

Hands On: Mafia II

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on June 29, 2010 in Features

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Mafia II drops you into the past with a story based in the ’40’s and ’50’s. You’ll play as Vito, an Italian American trying to rise up in the ranks of the Mafia. Starting off with some easy missions like car theft and robbery, you move up along with Vito’s childhood friend Joe. Mafia II… Read More »


Estrocast-02  The Pew Pew Show

Estrocast-02 The Pew Pew Show

Written by (@leftybrown) on June 27, 2010 in Married Gamers Podcast

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The Estrocast returns! Kelly Brown hosts a panel of dynamic women podcasters to discuss many gender and gaming issues. This time out she is joined by Edie Sellers (Gamehounds), Rochelle Hinds (ElectricSistahood), Leah Haydu (Some Other Castle), and Esmeralda (Sarcastic Gamers Pink).


Adventures of a Vicarious Gamer: Dual Ownership

Adventures of a Vicarious Gamer: Dual Ownership

Written by (@) on June 25, 2010 in Features

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I am what you would call a “vicarious gamer.” I don’t normally hold the controller to our Xbox 360 except to turn on the console and watch Jane Austen movies, or to occasionally play Fable II. I’m miserable at first person shooter games, and watching my husband play Batman Arkham Asylum nearly gave me an… Read More »


Ripped from the Headlines: Social Issues in Video Games

Ripped from the Headlines: Social Issues in Video Games

Written by (@paxrock) on June 25, 2010 in Opinion

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“The Republic of Costigar, Africa… “The internal warfare plaguing the people of this country for over a decade has finally come to an end. “However, they continue to struggle with attacks by guerilla militants, land mines, and refugees en masse. Still, the country is slowly walking down the path toward peace. “Other countries have begun… Read More »


E3 Impressions: Spec Ops – The Line

E3 Impressions: Spec Ops – The Line

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on June 24, 2010 in Features

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On Tuesday at E3, I had the privilege of seeing 2Kgames’ new third person shooter Spec Ops: The Line. Spec Ops was shown behind closed doors in a hands off demo of a level build for E3. The game already looks nice and I would have loved to get a little play time with this… Read More »


MadCatz Rock Band 3 Interview

MadCatz Rock Band 3 Interview

Written by (@leftybrown) on June 23, 2010 in Features

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On the first day of the E3 Expo 2010, we sat down with Alex Verrey, Global PR Managaer for Madcatz who will be making the official licensed Rock Band 3 band peripherals for the forthcoming game.


Hands On: Nail’d

Hands On: Nail’d

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on June 23, 2010 in Features

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Nail’d which is a 4-wheeler over-the-top racing game that gives you a rush of speed and destruction in your race through forests, deserts and even on the Hoover Dam. Landing your jumps perfectly, nail’d, if you will, builds up your boost, thus enabling you to create bigger, more spectacular jumps. It was a fun game… Read More »


Hands On: Formula 1 2010

Hands On: Formula 1 2010

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on June 22, 2010 in Features

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Wet or dry conditions, Formula 1 racing has all of the excitement and danger a single sport can possibly pack in. Codemasters’ attempt to capture these elements is a good try to get the job done. Few video games, if any, have ever caught the full experience and immersion of racing. It’s simply too hard… Read More »