Posts Tagged ‘PS3’
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Review: Sniper Elite III

by Nazih Fareson June 27, 2014
With the new generations of consoles, Rebellion is back, pursuing perfection in their hit series, known for intense infiltration and sniper skills: Sniper Elite III. The third installment (if you don’t count the offshoot Nazi Zombie whatever-it-was titles) comes out with rather interesting changes, including semi-open level designs, new mechanics and obviously, the return of the franchise […]
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Review: Valiant Hearts: The Great War

by Nazih Fareson June 26, 2014
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is the second non-Rayman project to use Ubisoft quirky UbiArt Framework, after the beautiful but soporific Child of Light. A few weeks after the 70th anniversary of the D-Day (Normandy Landing), this Ubisoft Montpellier title is set back on a conflict that is rarely adapted in videogames nowadays: the First World War. The Great War as […]
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Rayman Legends

by Nazih Fareson August 30, 2013
The first thing that strikes by loading Rayman Legends for the first time, is the special care given to the world and the soundscape. Origins had set a very high bar in terms of graphics and soundtrack, this second installment pushes the limits even further. Whether at the level of textures, lighting and animations, this […]

Understanding Video Game DRM: Why we need it

by Mazen Abdallahon June 22, 2013
Couple of weeks ago, I discussed DRM and I tried to approach the reasoning behind it. I mentioned that I understood it existed for a good cause but that it wasn’t the right way of going about things. Now, I find myself challenging that point of view. Here’s the thing. Right now the industry is at […]
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Review: The Last of Us

by Nazih Fareson June 14, 2013
After the creation of an iconic character for both the PlayStation One and PlayStation 2 eras – Crash Bandicoot – PlayStation 3’s Nathan Drake three adventures, you would think that Naughty Dog would take a breather and rest on its laurel. Even with the launch of the first Uncharted, Naughty Dog has become a reference […]

Understanding Video Game DRM

by Mazen Abdallahon June 12, 2013
Put down the pitchforks people, I don’t actually support DRM and I hate the restriction it creates. This piece is more about understanding this oft-maligned creature, sorta like Silence of the Lambs. I was watching bits and pieces of E3 footage with some friends and we got to the famous video where Jack Tretton kicked […]

E3 2013: The Gruesome Battle of Two Titans

by Nazih Fareson June 11, 2013
Last night was all about the big battle: Sony and Microsoft competed at E3 in Los Angeles. While presenting a new PlayStation, the other tried to defend the Xbox One. A decisive battle for the two giants. So who won the hearts of the gamers? For myself, the answer is very clear: there has been […]

E3 2013: What does it mean for the big three?

by Nazih Fareson June 10, 2013
Gamers are really demanding! This is not really something we just learned. But it’s getting worse with time, as gamers become more critical, more experienced, and harder to please. While it is difficult to imagine a more exciting renewal of the current generation, as we turn to E3 2013 for the moment, we all remain […]

Indie Games: Retro Overkill

by Mazen Abdallahon May 16, 2013
Retro culture is a problem for a lot of reasons. On one level it’s a problem because of creative stagnation. Rather than trying to do your own thing, you simply ape an earlier creation and try to get by off that thing’s popularity. On another it feels like a cheap tactic. When you promote something […]

PlayStation 4: Sony’s last hope for redemption

by Nazih Fareson April 27, 2013
“We need to really take a look at where we excel and make investments to make sure that we continue to excel in those areas that will manifest itself in exciting projects that will really wow our customers” confided Kazuo Hirai, Sony’s CEO since April 2012, and member of the board of Sony Computer Entertainment […]