Chris Cerami

Shadows of the Damned Developer Diary #1 uses its spooky voice

You can always count on Goichi Suda, head of Grasshopper Manufacture, to think outside the box when promoting his games. This is the guy that stood outside of shops in Akihabara waiting to hand out No More Heroes toilet paper to lucky customers. The first developer diary for Shadows of the Damned shows off the typical Suda 51 flair. Both he and Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, Devil May Cr...

That voice sounds familiar – John DiMaggio

Have you ever played a game or watch anime or cartoon and thought, “Hey, that voice sounds familiar…”? Odds are, you’re not going crazy. Many of the voice actors in the industry are quite ubiquitous and their voices can be heard in dozens of series, from bit parts to leading roles. Sometimes, you’ll realize that two characters in totally unrelated works have the same voice, and that can be a mind-...

Back to the Future Episode 4 Out Now

While those of us with flux-capacitor-enabled DeLoreans have already played all 5 episodes of Telltale Games’s Back to the Future episodic adventure game, the more chrono-impaired gamers out there are just now getting hold of episode 4: Double Visions. Clearly Marty and the Doc have by now completely thrown out the old rules of not altering the past, because utter chaos has broken out so far...

Microsoft Unbans, Quickly Rebans All Xbox Consoles

Readers would be wise to file everything that follows as a rumor for the time being. According to reports by various users around the internet, Xbox 360 users whose systems had previously been banned from access to Xbox Live would once again be able to connect to the online service. Now, I would take most of this with a grain of salt as Microsoft has not released an official statement so far, but ...

Tekken 6 Added to Games On Demand

With the recent relases of Mortal Kombat 9 and Super Street Fighter 4 3d, as well as the pending release of Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, the fighting game community has had its hands pretty full. Gamers who prefer their fighting games to incorporate all three dimensions might be excited to hear that Namco Bandai Europe has recently added Tekken 6 to the Xbox Live Games On Demand service. It se...

Gatling Gears gets a release date and a new trailer

Gatling Gears, the upcoming twin-stick shooter published by Electronic Arts, has finally received an official release date. Gamers can download the game on Xbox Live Arcade on May 12th and on Playstation Network on May 19th. These dates are for Australia and New Zealand, while North America and Europe will get the game one day earlier  although at the same time as the Eastern Hemisphere due to the...

L.A. Noire’s hit-and-run case based on a true, strange story

While the plot of L.A. Noire is a fictional tale following LAPD detective Cole Phelps in post-WWII Los Angeles, the team over at Rockstar have pulled some inspiration for the game from real case files. The “A Marriage Made in Heaven” case for example is based on the real life story of Jay Dee Chitwood. In 1944, Jay Dee was found dead on the streets of Los Angeles. The conclusion of the...

Witcher 2 Combat Walkthrough Explains Weapons, Magic

CD Projekt’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is quickly approaching its May 17th release date. The developer has begun releasing walkthrough trailers detailing the various aspects of the upcoming RPG. The first of these videos was released recently, showing off the combat of The Witcher 2 and explaining the player’s choices between magical combat and swordsmanship, as well as touchin...

Google Steals Donations from Project Zomboid

Project Zomboid, the zombie survival RPG by indie devs The Indie Stone, is looking to be a pretty exciting title for fans of the living dead. It’s logical to assume that some of these same fans would want to support its development through pre-orders and donations then. This is exactly what had been happening over at the Project Zomboid site for a while now. Due to cautionary tales from othe...

Top 5 Zombie Day Games (for Easter)

For millions of people all over the world, this weekend is one for deep religious celebration. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make for a very entertaining article, so instead we’re going to make light of other’s beliefs. So, since Easter is the day to celebrate the dead rising from their graves, let’s take a look at the top 5 games to celebrate International Zombie Day, aka Ea...

Portal 2 Review

Portal 2 Developer: Valve Publishers: Valve & EA Genre: First-Person Puzzle/Platformer Price: $59.99 (PS3, Xbox 360) $49.99 (PC) Platform: Xbox 360, PS3 (reviewed version), PC Buy Now ($64.90) US Buy Now ($92.00) AU The original Portal was a masterpiece of game design. Featuring puzzles which ranged from clever to damn-that-was-clever and comedy blacker than any mesa, it offered gamers a short...

Fancy Pants Adventures available today on PSN, XBLA

The newest game out on Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade is something I (and many others) have been looking forward to for a long time. Fancy Pants Adventures started its humble life as a flash game which circulated the web way back in 2006. Since then, gamers have helped Fancy Pants Man on his quest over 100 million times. The game, which features hand-drawn animation, has Fancy Pants Man ...

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