Aug 202013
 
First Look: Teslagrad - Experience The Power of Teslamancy

Games seeking inspiration from the great Nikola Tesla always have my attention. However, they often don’t live up to the legend. Just look at Dark Void. Thankfully, Norwegian-based developer Rain Games is looking to buck that trend with their latest game, Teslagrad. With a lovely, hand-drawn aesthetic and slick animations to match, the 2D puzzle [...]

Jul 032013
 
First Look - Saints Row 4: Hands On Preview

Recently, a preview build for Saints Row 4 showed up in our inbox. We didn’t know what to expect, would it be everything we have experienced so far? How finished would this build be? Would I finally get a crack at the super powers? Turns out, it was the beginning of the whole freaking game. [...]

Jun 102013
 
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection Preview

From Naked Snake’s ascension to Big Boss in Snake Eater to Solid Snake’s apparent last days in Guns of the Patriots, this collection will take you on a nostalgic tour across the whole of Hideo Kojima’s thrilling and critically  acclaimed stealth action series. With such rich content and history, Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection [...]

Jun 052013
 
New Puppeteer Details Emerge. Yes, It Still Looks Awesome

    With that simple debut trailer at Gamescom 2012, Puppeteer became my most anticipated title of 2013. After a few other similar trailers, it looks like we’re finally getting a better look at the entire experience. A group of videos made their rounds today, further showing off some of the fantastic environments, gameplay elements, [...]

Jun 032013
 
Anno Online Beta Preview

Growing up, I spent a lot of time playing city-building sim games a la Sim City. I had exited the genre well before Anno first surfaced. I briefly was pulled back into the fold of this genre when my wife wanted to play some of the social gaming on Facebook. It was horrible, I was [...]

Apr 072013
 
Dungeon Defenders II Impressions (PAX East 2013)

Dungeon Defenders was a fun action/tower defense hybrid with some RPG elements and a focus on cooperative play. It was one of the first games I reviewed for Gaming Irresponsibly, back in October 2011, and I really enjoyed it. Developer Trendy Entertainment was showing the sequel at PAX East, and I had a chance to [...]

Mar 282013
 
The Last of Us Hands On (PAX East 2013)

The Last of Us is my most anticipated game of the year, so when I saw that Sony had a thirty minute demo playable at PAX East, I was ecstatic. I was actually a little hesitant at first, wanting my first experience with the game to be when I finally get my hands on the [...]

Feb 072013
 
First Look: Neverwinter

To open this preview, I’d like to inform you of a few things. I spent four hours playing the closed press beta of Neverwinter last night. Neverwinter is the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons based free-to-play MMO being developed by Cryptic Studios. Cryptic is behind other well known MMO titles such as City of Heroes/Villains, Champions [...]

Jan 262013
 
First Look: Shootmania Storm

With the success of their Trackmania series, Ubisoft has decided to take the core concepts of that game, user generated content and perfectly balanced competitive play, and create a whole series of games under the “Mania Planet” banner. Trackmania 2 Canyon kicked off the Mania Planet initiative in 2011, with the subject of this article, [...]

Jan 092013
 
Dead Space 3 Preview - The Hate, The Love, and The Co-op

When you think of horror games, the one franchise that pops into everyone’s mind is the Dead Space series that began so surprisingly back on October 13th, 2008. Dead Space gained tons of attention pre-release for its copious amounts of blood and gore which, though very creepy, was created from photos of car crash victims [...]

Nov 062012
 
First Look - Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Released exclusively for the Wii in 2010, Disney Epic Mickey was an ambitious platformer starring Mickey Mouse. The game was developed by Junction Point Studios under the direction of Warren Spector, who most know as the creator of the original Deus Ex. The game had some interesting elements, but was ultimately held back by the [...]

Sep 282012
 
Hands-On Impressions: Resident Evil 6

I recently downloaded the now public demo for Resident Evil 6 and quickly realized it was split into three different parts, all dealing with a separate character. After deciding I wanted to do a hands-on impression of the demo, I figured the best way to do so would be to separate the three characters and [...]

Sep 212012
 
Dishonored Preview - Morality, Chaos, and You

Dishonored has brought about a lot of questions since its announcement, with the biggest question being “What the hell is Dishonored?” Once you begin to look past the crazy gameplay videos and broad ideas the game tries to surface, it becomes clear that… Well, Dishonored really is an extensive game that seems to have multiple [...]

Sep 142012
 
First Look - Bundle In a Box: Deep Space Bundle

If you’ve never heard of the Bundle in a Box before, here’s a brief explanation: The Bundle in a Box is a digital “box” of indie games that all fit a specific theme. For example, the first bundle was the “adventure” bundle, and all of the games contained within fell into the adventure category. The [...]

Aug 142012
 
Polished Warframe Alpha Gameplay Trailer Is Here

Over the past few months, Digital Extremes have been hard at work preparing some Alpha gameplay footage of the upcoming free to play, third person shooter Warframe. Ever since the first trailer revealing the game was released, Warframe has looked like something special and very tidy for a F2P title. Promising to bring along a [...]

Aug 102012
 
Preview: AirMech (PC - Steam Beta Bundle)

Now I’ll fully admit from the outset that I wanted AirMech to be good.  Nothing earth-shatteringly amazing, after all, it’s a free-to-play indie title, but good would do.  I am a huge Transformers geek (Generation 1 purist right here) and AirMech, from initially spotting it pop up on the Steam store, looks to be based [...]

Aug 032012
 
Oculus Rift VR Headset Will Change The Way You Play Forever

The past few years has seen the way we play video games evolve in ways we never thought possible. Light guns and wireless controllers were once the absolute pinnacle of technology for gamers but now we have advanced levels of motion gaming with the Wii and PS Move, while Kinect uses motion capture and 3D [...]

Jul 162012
 
Phat Loots: Borderlands 2

The original Borderlands was released well over two years (October 20th, 2009 to be exact) and it came as no surprise to many that Gearbox, the developers of Borderlands, announced a sequel not long after the game’s popularity exploded among critics and normal folk alike. The thing that helped Borderlands in its popularity explosion is [...]

Jul 122012
 
Two New Awesomenauts Characters Will Be Free

On PSN, the MOBA Awesomenauts is getting some big updates”sometime soon” giving players two things that they’ve been asking for, balance and new content. While the balance will be noticible, the new content is what has most excited because it’s coming in the form of two brand new characters. The ew characters will be free along [...]

Jun 262012
 
NCAA Football 13 Preview

It’s said year after year by many people “Why would you buy the new NCAA/Madden game? It’s the same as the last one.“ To those people I say they obviously don’t play them year after year as changes are always abound no matter what franchise’s month we’re in. We’re currently almost to July (breaking news [...]

Jun 252012
 
E3 2012: Double Dragon Neon is Totally Rad!

While at E3, I nearly got to publicly embarrass myself by playing NBA Baller Beats. As my common sense got the best of me, a guy approached me and asked if I wanted to play his game. Curious as to what game this guy was going to show me, I agreed and we went over to a [...]

Jun 132012
 
IndieCade at E3 2012: A Mother's Inferno

When Gaming Irresponsibly made it over to this year’s E3, we had the pleasure of making our way to the IndieCade booth for some one-on-one time with upcoming indie games. For those who don’t already know, IndieCade is one of the largest independent gaming events in the world. In previous years, IndieCade has played host [...]

Jun 132012
 
IndieCade at E3 2012: Dark Dot

When Gaming Irresponsibly made it over to this year’s E3, we had the pleasure of making our way to the IndieCade booth for some one-on-one time with upcoming indie games. For those who don’t already know, IndieCade is one of the largest independent gaming events in the world. In previous years, IndieCade has played host [...]

Jun 132012
 
IndieCade at E3: Coalesce

When Gaming Irresponsibly made it over to this year’s E3, we had the pleasure of making our way to the IndieCade booth for some one-on-one time with upcoming indie games. For those who don’t already know, IndieCade is one of the largest independent gaming events in the world. In previous years, IndieCade has played host [...]

May 092012
 
First Look: Akai Katana

A few years back, Cave (the developers of DeathSmiles) released a bullet hell shooter called Akai Katana overseas, they loved it, there are many crazy videos on Youtube of people showing off their high scores. On May 15th, we will be receiving a localized version of the game with HD graphics and 16:9 support. If [...]