Tag Archives: Sean Comer

Casey Hudson's Full Mass Effect 3 Statement Hits Social.BioWare Forums

   (WARNING: The article below contains significant Mass Effect 3 SPOILERS. Read on at your own risk.) A complete statement by BioWare director Casey Hudson addressing the Mass Effect 3-ending furor hit the Social.BioWare forums just hours ago. “Addressing,” in this instance, means that Hudson celebrates the trilogy-concluding title’s critical praise, thanks fans that have supported the Smithsonian Art Museum-honored […]

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Mass Effect 3 Concludes Trilogy Not With Closure, But Fan Betrayal [Review]

Platform: Xbox 360 ,PS3 (reviewed), PC Published by: Electronic Arts Developed by: BioWare Genre: Action RPG/Shooter ESRB Rating: M For Mature Number of Players: 1-4 (Cooperative Multiplayer) Release Date: March 6, 2012 (North America); March 9, 2012 (Europe); March 15, 2012 (Japan) With a conclusion ultimately somber, fitting and flawed, Mass Effect 3 memorably concludes a benchmark in game design as an art-form and […]

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BioWare Director Addresses Mass Effect 3 Ending Controversy *SPOILERS*

(NOTE: This piece originally appeared, by the same author, at http://www.examiner.com/playstation-in-phoenix/bioware-director-addresses-mass-effect-3-ending-controversy-spoilers) Fan backlash against how BioWare executed the long-awaited Mass Effect 3’s branching endings has become a cacophony within the game’s first week in release for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms. Rest assured director Casey Hudson has heard the frustration. To his credit, Hudson has […]

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GXC Reviewer Sean Comer Joins The Man Cave Podcast – Listen Now!

I recently was invited to sit and talk gaming and MMA with a couple respected internet-journo contemporaries. Mixed martial arts aficionados and devout gamers Jeremy Lambert and Samer Kadi talked me onto Jeremy’s newly minted Man Cave Podcast to discuss all that THQ has done right with UFC Undisputed 3, hitting shelves Feb. 14 for […]

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Demo Impressions: Twisted Metal (PS3)

  The Twisted Metal demo heralding the beloved Sony franchise’s eighth game and its first current-generation bow doesn’t paint a pretty picture. In fact, it feels in places like a hot, chaotic mess. Multiplayer vehicular combat is a fast-paced, chaotic genre by its nature. It’s not for those with poor reflexes, concentration that falters easily […]

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Demo Impressions: A Year Off Did UFC Undisputed Good

There’s a reason most annual-iteration sports franchises don’t take a one-year sabbatical, no matter how badly some titles could use the extended retooling window. True die-hard sports fandom often begets marking time by tournaments, races, rivalry games and other calendar highlights that practically take on the significance of holidays. That following of this or that […]

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Expanded Content #3: AMY A Start-To-Finish Nearly Broken Mess [Review]

Platform: Xbox 360 ,PS3 (reviewed), PC Published by: Lexis Numérique/Namco Bandai Partners Developed by: VectorCell Studios Genre: Survival Horror ESRB Rating: M For Mature Number of Players: 1 Release Date: January 11, 2012, PSN (North America): January 17, 2012 Ask not “What went wrong with AMY?” Instead, ask “How did something this unplayable slip past […]

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Against Creator's Wishes, Twisted Metal Gets Online-Pass Restriction

Gamers that planned on buying the forthcoming Twisted Metal PS3 revival used can anticipate being snapped onto a short leash that ends right outside the PlayStation Network. Against series creator David Jaffe’s apparent wishes, Kotaku reports that the vehicular mayhem series’ current-generation resurrection will be subjected to many a player’s most reviled dirty word: “online […]

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How A Franchise-Record Team May Reinvent Resident Evil…Again

That snarling mug above? That’s “Javo.” Developers behind Capcom’s Resident Evil 6 – announced Friday with a trailer revealed during an event celebrating the original Resident Evil‘s 15th anniversary and launching the new Resident Evil: Revelations off-shoot title for the Nintendo 3DS – have deemed it to have “an even greater impact than the zombies,” […]

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E3 2012 Gets Metal Gear Rising Playable Demo

  This summer’s E3 showcase will usher in an uncertain new era – that of a stealth-free Metal Gear playable demo. The franchise Powers-That-Be whose 1999 PlayStation debut ushered in an action-gaming revolution and made a Sony icon of a flawed Nintendo title’s protagonist has apparently decided that Solid Snake and Co. have stuck long enough […]

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New Mass Effect 3 Kinect Trailer Announces Demo Date

BioWare has once more blazed a new trailer: probably ruining many a romantic, hearts-and-flowers-like Valentine’s Day 2012 with what will probably be this winter’s most hotly anticipated demo. The developer and Electronic Arts bedfellow unleashed a trailer revealing Mass Effect 3‘s dynamic Kinect voice-command functionality. That reveal alone will probably have the Microsoft faithful mopping their […]

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Sega's True Dumbest Creation Ever?

Behold, arguably the most gloriously insane video game hardware this side of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy. That thing was just horrendously impractical. A friend owned one, and claimed he could only play it laying prone with the screen facing down over his head. This, though? This makes me think Sega conducted hideous early-2000s splicing experiments involving […]

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Does "Call Of Duty" Ad Really Demean True Combat?

Note: [All opinions expressed herein are that of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of GamerXChange] An American veteran of combat in Afghanistan has taken his sensitivities to The Atlantic regarding how Activision/Square Enix have recently marketed Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Red Planet Noir Novelist and former Army Special Operations paratrooper […]

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Congrats, Crysis 2: You're 2011's Most-Pirated

Well, this probably wasn’t how Crytek saw the year ending. Not only did Crysis 2 make its mark on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with the debuting CryEngine 3 showing off textures, A.I. and movement that rivaled any Unreal iteration’s most brilliant applications, but TorrentFreak has declared it among 2011’s most-pirated games. Fortunately, […]

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Expanded Content #2: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception [Review]

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception exemplifies balanced gaming that performs everything so nearly perfectly, one almost couldn’t ask anything more.

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