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Ryan Southard is a video game enthusiast, dissecting games down to their tiniest details. Whether it's new or it's old, as long as it's awesome, he'll play it. Follow him on Twitter at @Ryan_Southard
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I still question the lack of a D-pad on an iPad, and apparently someone else out there agrees. In the video you’ll see that Youtube user ProtoDojo attaches mechanical fingers to his iPad which connect to a NES controller. He has some problems at first, but halfway through, I think he proves that More >
Battlefield 3 has popped up on the internet again; this time with some sniper fire targeting the rooftop you and your squad are on. It really looks like Battefield 3 is going to put you into a lot of situations to keep the game interesting. Also, explosions and falling buildings are looking to be More >
You should watch this new Portal 2 video, for science. A first-person game that’s focused on puzzles, personalities, and comedy is a rare combination – the opposite of zombie video games.
The video was shot at PAX East (not by us). It has a short live introduction, so can skip to the 2-minute mark More >
If you want a level that you created to appear in Infamous 2, then read on. Developer Sucker Punch will be selecting winners, so you should feel a little special if you get chosen; like you’ve been virtually touched by the gods of Infamous. I have a feeling they’re probably looking for email More >
::SPOILERS ABOUND:: ::Contains Expletives::
::Warning:: For fear that people may misunderstand the review, my opinion is actually the opposite of what is stated in the review. It’s a joke review poking fun at the movie. Get it? Also, please heap your praise/criticism on me, Ryan Southard, and not More >
We might just be celebrating Zelda’s 25th birthday all year, and why not? Nintendo says they still have plans for the celebration, so I think that gives us some leeway. This super well done piece of art comes from a professional artist in Mexico named Salvador Ramirez Madriz. His deviantart name is More >
It really doesn’t matter whether or not you’ve played the previous Bioshock games. Bioshock Infinite is a major force to be reckoned with. it’s an FPS with a strong cinematic touch, a world filled with interesting extreme politics that criticize our own real world, and some interesting gameplay to More >
Kim Jong Il’s son, Kim Jong-Un, is the leader of North Korea in this fictional story from Homefront. North Korea invades, and with how crazy North Korea is, I’m sure many of us can gather enough motivation to care about Homefront’s plot to want to kick Kim Jong-Un right out of America.
It’s really More >
This trailer is like Michael Bay, on a good day, after drinking a ton of Rockstar energy drinks. Like, seriously. This trailer is insane. Once it starts, it just doesn’t stop. There is so much destruction going on, you kinda start to feel bad for all of the architects who built the structures. I More >
If you like strategy games, you cannot go wrong with this one. I played the original game on DS last year, and it had me hooked. The gameplay is an odd hybrid of puzzle, turn-based strategy, and with a little bit of RPG leveling thrown in. You’ll play as several different characters, and the plot More >
The Sith attack in this exciting new trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, the MMO looming in the distance. There are a few quick glances of two flight sections, and one appears to have you piloting the Millenium Falcon. I think it’s great to see RPG-based MMO games including other types of More >
You’ve probably read at least one article with impressions of the 3DS, talking about how impressive the 3D effect is. Now it’s time for you to go out and try it for yourself.
At the demonstration, you will be able to play Pilotwings Resort, Madden NFL Football, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, More >
Do you want virtual reality? Of course you do. The 3DS just might be the right step in that direction. Have you guys heard about the augmented reality cards (AR cards) that come with the Nintendo 3DS? They essentially make it appear (via your 3DS screen) as if there are virtual objects right there More >
For those of you who wished Half Life 2 and Team Fortress could somehow make a 2-D baby, well, your wish was granted. Rochard is a platforming game with puzzle and action elements thrown in. The game has an art style similar to Team Fortress, and the main character, John Rochard, uses a gravity More >
That’s right, games that were once only available for download on Xbox Live are now heading to retail stores. It seems a bit backwards to go from download to retail, but hey, at least these excellent titles will get more mass-market awareness by being in major stores.
For the reasonable price of More >
I’m sure most of us remember the ridiculous arguments: “My soldier shot yours”, “No, my bullets hit yours first”. This is exactly why video games became popular. You don’t have to argue about that anymore. Just let the game decide whose soldiers were shot first. Though I’m sure kids (and adults) More >
This new indie game, “Hawken“, might just hit that sweet spot and fill a void that’s all too often ignored – the giant robot genre. It’s really surprising to see the dearth of mech games out there. Why would you not want to pilot a robot that can fly, jump across buildings, and shoot More >
Hot off the presses, Deus Ex: Human Revolution finally has a release date in this crowded year. You can expect it to be released on August 25th, 2011, though that is according to EB games in Australia.
The release date for Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be August 23rd, 25th, and 26th More >
Dead Island, the game whose trailer spread across the internet much like a zombie apocalypse would infect the world, has a lot of new details via Game Pro magazine.
The game takes place on Royal Palms resort. I’d say some of the more exciting aspects of the game are that it is an open-world game, More >
So, is everyone aware that Dragon Age 2 is coming out tomorrow, March 7th? To get everyone all riled up, Bioware has released an action-packed trailer full of golem-like creatures, dragons, and did I mention action?
Is Dragon Age 2 a part of your destiny, or do you have other plans?
Dragon Age 2 More >
If you’d like the whole world to see your mug in Resistance 3, now is your chance. Sony is asking for applicants to upload a photo of themselves “…in the middle of a Resistance style battle, or looking like you’ve just survived one – the more props you use, the better.”
The contest winner gets More >
Yes, for now that’s all the time you’ll get via Youtube footage. In this video for Resistance 3′s multiplayer, highlights include: a bubble shield being used for cover, an ability that allows you to zoom forward, and some semi-good sniping. I’ve actually never played the Resistance series, so More >
For those of you who are already tired of the characters available for Marvel vs Capcom 3, there may be hope. This hope comes in the form of a picture, possibly confirming that Frank West from Dead Rising, and Strider from…Strider, are on their way to your fight stick.
It hasn’t yet been confirmed More >
Angry Birds has been gaining momentum, and with 20 million downloads on iPhone and iPod Touch, they’re ready to take over the world.
In an interview with Wired UK, Rovio talks about the beginnings of Angry Birds. For those of you who think Rovio is some kind of lucky over-night success, realize More >
Alright Shenmue fans, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. It’s been years since Shenmue 2, and while Yu Suzuki has recently talked about the possibility of actually making a Shenmue 3, he decided it would be best if he told us of Ryo’s final chapters in his epic journey, in case Sega More >