Cat vs. Bat: Hands-on with ‘Batman: Arkham City’

My hands-on time with this year’s Bat-game revealed a few things to me.

The new criminal ghetto in the sequel’s Gotham City is big. Very big. You’ll face off against even more thugs–and more kinds of thugs–in Arkham City. But Batman will have a powered-up set of attacks and gadgets. The combat system features tiers of execution …

Tasty ‘StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm’ Details Divulged

Just like that, Blizzard’s teasing StarCraft II expansion numero duo details, including a teaser that probably shouldn’t have been teased yet. See what happens when you take a day off?

As expected, the expansion—dubbed Heart of the Swarm—continues Blizzard’s epic sci-fi soap, including scruffy brooding cowboy-type Jim Raynor’s …

On the Brink: Hands-On with 2011’s Experimental Shooter

While other first-person shooters will be vying for gamers’ thumbs in 2011, no game next year will look like Brink. The characters look lived in, with pockmarks, scars and receding hairlines all among the options for customization. And that customization’s amongst the best I’ve ever seen in any game in recent memory. Sections of the …

Preview & Contest: Get a Beta Code for “LittleBigPlanet 2”

In his play “No Exit,” French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre famously observed that “hell is other people.” Sony’s LittleBigPlanet games have proven the opposite, that heaven is other people. Or, to be more specific, the ingenious user-generated levels that other LBP creators have crafted.

I saw LBP2 yesterday …

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