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Evan Narcisse

Infinite Chemistry: Ken Levine talks about collaborating with the lead actors of “BioShock Infinite” (photo)

Infinite Chemistry: Ken Levine talks about collaborating with the lead actors of “BioShock Infinite”

The next title being made by Irrational Games may have traded the deep sea milieu of Rapture for the high altitude of Columbia, but that’s not the only thing changing from “BioShock” to “BioShock Infinite.” Many of the world-building components in the highly anticipated first-person game show signs of an evolution and among those are […]

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Here’s what “The Avengers” game could’ve looked like

THQ’s been having a rough year. The Hollywood-based game publisher’s seen some expensive flameouts recently, with their internally-developed hardcore AAA games like “Homefront” and Red Faction Underground getting critically blasted and under-performing in terms of sales. But, THQ also does a brisk business in licensed video games and playable experiences based on properties like Nickelodeon’s […]

Insert Credit: “Gears of War 3” (photo)

Insert Credit: “Gears of War 3”

“Gears of War 3” reminds me of nothing so much as a classic music video. It takes the emotional energy of classic “Gears of War” trailers–Mad World, Ashes to Ashes and War Pigs–and turns it into a big playable experience. The rage rock of the AC/DC song, the mournful recontextualization of the Tears for Fears […]

Insert Credit: ‘Resistance 3’   (photo)

Insert Credit: ‘Resistance 3’

Insert Credit endeavors to suss out where you should be allotting your video game allowance, sifting out a single title from many and crowning it as The One Game You Need to Get This Week. Don’t consider these reviews, gentle reader. Rather, think of Insert Credit as a mix of hands-on time, informed opinion and […]

Clip Analysis: The first “Max Payne 3” trailer  (photo)

Clip Analysis: The first “Max Payne 3” trailer

One look at the new trailer for “Max Payne 3” and your first thought will be, “Time changes a man.” The hero of the hard-boiled shooter series sports a paunch, shaggy hair and bristly beard, where he once had six-pack abs, a dashing pompadour and razor-sharp jawline. But the trademark kill-or-be-killed action looks to have […]

PAX 2011: Haunted Temple’s Jake Kazdal talks about “Skulls of the Shogun” and reviving a near-dead genre (photo)

PAX 2011: Haunted Temple’s Jake Kazdal talks about “Skulls of the Shogun” and reviving a near-dead genre

One of the most buzzed-about games at this year’s PAX Prime was the innovative real-time strategy adventure “Skulls of the Shogun.” The debut title from Haunted Temple Studios updates the grid-based formula of RTS games like “Final Fantasy Tactics” and “Advance Wars” by letting players move freely and advance and retreat within a round. “SotS” […]

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Clip Analysis: “Gears of War 3” Dust to Dust trailer

Video game teasers tend to stick to a certain formula: dazzle the viewer with awesome graphics, show off some of the games’ abilities and maybe dribble a little story out to tantalize would-be players. But every so often, one piece of video-centric marketing will float above the rest or sink to join the sludge. In […]

Insert Credit: “Jetpack Joyride”  (photo)

Insert Credit: “Jetpack Joyride”

Insert Credit endeavors to suss out where you should be allotting your video game allowance, sifting out a single title from many and crowning it as The One Game You Need to Get This Week. Don’t consider these reviews, gentle reader. Rather, think of Insert Credit as a mix of hands-on time, informed opinion and […]

PAX 2011: “Joe Danger: The Movie” Makes You the Fall Guy  (photo)

PAX 2011: “Joe Danger: The Movie” Makes You the Fall Guy

In true stuntman fashion, Hello Games’ “Joe Danger” landed with a surprise explosion on the PlayStation 3 last year. The stunt-centric title had players controlling the titular death-defying daredevil through a series of motorcycle races, helping him regain his former glory. It recalled the old-school fun of “Excitebike” on the NES, with a robust, modern-day […]

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PAX 2011: “Quantum Conundrum” Will Shift Perceptions Next Year

In “Portal,” players were the ones that moved through rifts in space. In Kim Swift’s new game, all of reality is the thing experiencing a dimensional shift. Developed by irtight Games, Quantum Conundrum casts players as the nephew of a famous if peculiar scientist named Prof. Fitz Quadwrangle, who’s gone missing after an space-time experiment. […]