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A brief look at Hawken, a mech game

Hawken, created by a small developer studio called Adhesive Games, is part of this revival Mech-centered games have experienced in the past year. The Hawken team launched an announcement video in early 2011, showing bipedal machines engaging one another in highly kinetic, fast-paced combat in a science-fiction dystopia with guns and rockets. There was plenty for a Mech-head to like there, but there were several questions that arose from it: Will this game really convey the sense to the player that they’re piloting a machine, or will it feel as… Read more A brief look at Hawken, a mech game

Dead Space 2, a review

Isaac Clarke, an engineer for the CEC, woke up from his medically-induced stupor to face, for the second time, the horrors of the Marker and its progeny.  Agitated, though taking the gory mayhem in stride, he runs from his padded room while still strapped tight in a straightjacket. He isn’t surprised by the corpses mutilating the living with extraneous praying-mantis-like appendages. He knows exactly what is going on as he tried to avoid slipping on the blood and gore of the nurses, doctors and patients. What he’d like to find… Read more Dead Space 2, a review

Joe Abercrombie’s world in The Blade Itself

I’m almost done with Book One of the First Law series by Joe Abercrombie, it’s a very enjoyable, quick read. The prose is effective, polished and direct; he emphasizes elements in his description sparingly. He only does so when he needs them to set the atmosphere and accomplish the effect he’s after. The characters are consistent, believable, and thoroughly human. Mr. Abercrombie reveals of each of them, again, just enough to sculpt them as perfectly as he needs to. Both of these characteristics serve him well, as that brevity is… Read more Joe Abercrombie’s world in The Blade Itself