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Live E3 coverage in two weeks

In Uncategorized on May 31, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Just a reminder folks, the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) is right around the corner and I will be providing coverage and analysis of the event live on this blog. Coverage will come in the form of live blogs occurring during all major press conferences, followed by in depth analysis and opinions of the announcements. This year’s E3 should pack a huge punch with the followups Sony and Microsoft will showcase in the wake of last year’s announcements for the PlayStation Move and Project Natal. Plus, Nintendo will likely be unveiling their new Zelda title, one of the most anticipated titles of the year. Check back here starting June 13 for the early portions of coverage, and then again on June 15 when the live coverage of the press conferences begins. I will share my thoughts on Natal, Move, and much more all week.


Alan Wake Review

In Videogames on May 20, 2010 at 6:28 PM

“He took out his hip flask when he reached the page that described how he reached the page that made him take out his hip flask.”  As Alan reads this page of his manuscript aloud, the paradox of Alan Wake comes full circle.  Like the age old question of the chicken or the egg, the story of Alan Wake begs to question the very nature of storytelling – what came first, the author or the story?  Are we playing the game, or is the game playing us?  This is just one theme in Alan Wake’s looping, David Lynch-esque narrative, a story that lasts roughly ten hours of twists and turns, constantly engaging the audience and challenging them to think. Read the rest of this entry »