Our good friends and gaming couple, Manny Martinez and Mary Carlson, ventured off to Anaheim for their first Blizzcon. Both Manny and Mary are big fans of WoW and the MMORPG genre and were featured in our November 2010 2 Player Spotlight.
When I sat down to play my three hours of Skyrim, I was only told that I was about 45 minutes into the game, yet I will still get to check out the character creator. It was clear that Bethesda wanted me to talk a little about the creation process, so I will, but later. First I want to talk about playing a game on limited time.
Ballistic Publishing kicked off the summer with the third book in their Art of the Game series with The Art of Gears of War 3. The book is the largest in the series so far, weighing in at 320 pages, and is packed with hundreds of pieces of concept art and production art from the game as well as some that never made it into the final version of the game.
The next installment in the Soul Calibur series, Soul Calibur V, is here with a handful of old and new characters, new stages, and some notable changes to the battle system. The game takes place 17 years after the events in Soul Calibur IV. The story portion of the game follows Patroklos and Pyrrha, the son and daughter of Sophitia and nephew and niece of Cassandra.
The Lego games have truly become an art. As with all art, it is becoming increasingly difficult to review the games, and so I think that instead of giving this game a traditional review, I am going to attempt to give it a critique.
Before I do so, let me first just say that the game is great, and if you liked the first one, there is no reason not to get the second to complete the collection. I just wish that there was some sort of connection between each game; a way to import data to tell the second game what you have accomplished in the previous game(s). Any other issues you can read about in my review of the first game, as they are essentially the same.
It’s that time of year again and Ballistic Publishing has compiled over 200 pages of some of the most beautiful CG character art from 223 artists across the globe to make up the annual art book, Exotique 7. This collection of gorgeous digital paintings features CG characters spanning several genres like sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and even some of the most photorealistic digital paintings I have ever seen.
Ben 10 is a Cartoon Network television show that has been pretty popular for the last six years or so. The show has undergone a few changes as Ben Tennyson has grown older, spawning Ben 10 Alien Force and Ben 10 Ultimate Alien. Since the fall of 2007, the franchise has spawned several games across all current game systems.
However, Ben 10 Galactic Racing marks the first racing themed video game for the series. The game is a pretty straight forward kart racing game. The gameplay is very similar to Mario Kart, where the race to the finish line is about disabling your opponents using power ups and special attacks and coming in first place.