Clash of the Titans: Skylanders Swap Force vs. Disney Infinity

Two companies. Two NFC-powered titles. Two ambitious reaches for the hearts and minds of today’s kids. When Skylanders broke out onto the scene a couple years back, I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical. The Spyro brand had been struggling to find its niche, particularly in light of the resurgence of other kid-friendly properties… Read more »


The Wonderful 101 Preview: Wonderfully Full of Wonder

For a lot of people, Friday’s The Wonderful 101 Direct was the first time the new Wii U exclusive IP really passed through their radars. During past reveals, the game’s been overshadowed by news about core Nintendo properties like Mario or Zelda. Now that I’ve spent three hours with the game’s eShop demo, which released… Read more »


Next-Gen Face-Off: Forza Motorsport 5 vs. Driveclub

Both upcoming next-gen consoles are tearing it up with a major first-party driving game at launch, and that means for fans of the genre, it’ll be important to weigh the pros and cons of each head-to-head before you dive into a full purchase for either. Fortunately, I managed to score some hands-on time with both… Read more »


Transistor Preview: Make Your Move

Transistor is Supergiant Games’ latest RPG, and like their previous hit Bastion, it’s a visual wonder that doesn’t pride itself on realism but rather on solid artwork presented in as pure a fashion as possible. This time, the game doesn’t explore a medieval-type fantasy world, but a futuristic one, and that means more sophisticated gameplay… Read more »


Sonic Lost World Hands-On Preview: The Best of Speed and Skill

When I approached Sonic Lost World at E3 2013, I was equal parts optimistic and skeptical. After all, the Sonic franchise has given me little reason to maintain interest over the better part of the last decade, and aside from some Galaxy-style touches and the old-school look and feel, I had little reason to believe… Read more »


Project Spark Preview: A New Kind of Canvas

Are you a fan of sandbox games? Do you enjoy creating your own game worlds and building your dreams? Do you want to try out your skills in game design? If so, you’re going to really enjoy Project Spark. Revealed during this year’s Microsoft E3 presentation, the development team behind this game wanted to give… Read more »


Next-Gen Face-Off: DualShock 4 vs. Xbox One Controller

Controllers. They’re one of the key factors in any game console purchase decision. Do they have the right balance of features for all your gaming needs? Are they comfortable and intuitive? Do they come at the right price? With Xbox and PlayStation consoles, there’s usually not a lot of variation, but how the controllers feel… Read more »


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 E3 2013 Impressions

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 builds off of its previous installment to enhance the gameplay and experience. With new features such as an open world to explore and free ranging camera. The game takes place right after the previous title, but now the main protagonist Gabriel Belmont has turned into the famous Dracula, with new… Read more »


Ryse: Son of Rome E3 2013 Impressions

As both one of the flashiest and most controversial reveals during Microsoft’s E3 presentation, we made Ryse: Son of Rome a priority on day three of the E3 show floor. Originally announced as a Kinect-heavy 360 title, Ryse has evolved into a next generation Xbox One game that (in the final product) will make use… Read more »


Knack E3 2013 Impressions

With the release of the PlayStation 4 coming this holiday, the launch lineup is showing promise with the inclusion of this title, Knack. The world is being overtaken by a goblin army, and while others fight with planes and soldiers, one scientists has created an ally that grows with thousands of bits and pieces of… Read more »


Tearaway E3 2013 Impressions

The Vita is in desperate need of some system-selling must have titles, and for some time now I’ve suspected that Tearaway could fit the bill. Coming from Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet), Tearaway is an intriguing and ambitious title which promises to make use of all the Vita’s unique functions. With GenGAME taking to the Sony show… Read more »


Puppeteer E3 2013 Hands-On Preview

Puppeteer is one of the most creative PS3 titles to come out of Sony’s already-creative SCE Japan Studio, and it’s a masterpiece in just about every sense of the word. Not only is it gorgeous in presentation, but it’s got a spectacular story-telling style that resembles a theater production and a simple gameplay style that’s… Read more »