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Gory is an understatement when looking at Dead Space

The first Dead Space game was something pretty special. Its setting of a deserted spaceship infested with seemingly endless hordes of "necromorph" human/alien mutations pushed the boundaries when it came to evoking a sense of isolation and foreboding, interspersed with periods of outright terror. The game was successful enough to warrant a fully fledged sequel along with numerous related titles. We join Isaac Clarke in his latest outing in Dead Space 3. We looked at the game on Xbox 360.  Read More

Spoil a party from long range

He may not be a nice guy to meet in a dark alley, but Agent 47 is always fun to take adventuring. 47’s latest game, Hitman: Absolution, shakes things up a bit too, with new features and a lovely twist in the tale narrative wise. Gizmag goes into stealth mode in this Xbox 360 review.  Read More

Big explosions rock this tropical paradise

If one was to use a single word to describe Far Cry 3 it would be “visceral.” Here we have a game full of intense, dramatic, and at times decidedly bloody moments that really cut to the core of what shooters are all about. Gizmag reviews the game on the Xbox 360.  Read More

The changing seasons help punctuate the passing of time

From its inception there has been a lot to like about the Assassin’s Creed series. The game has always delivered jaw dropping visuals, some very cool acrobatic moves and those delightfully enjoyable sneaky kills on unsuspecting individuals. These ingredients are yet again featured in the latest installment, a game that takes the series to a new environment, as you explore the political machinations of revolutionary colonial America. Gizmag reviews the Xbox 360 version of Assassin's Creed III.  Read More

We're blasting through all the best Black Friday deals (original image: © BrokenSphere / W...

No matter where you live, you are probably aware that the day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. is dubbed Black Friday. Prices are slashed, early alarms are set, and it's a full day of shopping insanity. What you may not know is that retailers spend the previous week "accidentally" leaking their deals. Let's take a look at some of the biggest and best Black Friday deals of 2012.  Read More

How do the hottest gaming consoles stack up?

When opening gifts, there's nothing quite like receiving a gaming system. After peeling back the wrapping, visions of epic battles, bouncy plumbers, and buzzer-beating shots dance through your head. If you want to create that exhilaration this year, you have a couple of familiar options, and several new ones. Let's take a look at the top game consoles for the 2012 shopping season.  Read More

Evil's controller, with the integrated battery

The Xbox 360 has, in my opinion, the best video game controller going around. But that doesn't mean it can't be improved upon. That's just what Evil Controllers is attempting with a new set of mods that are designed to make the Xbox 360 controller more comfortable and integrates a rechargeable battery that should keep you playing longer.  Read More

Again the Chief stands alone

It has been a while, but the Master Chief is back. Halo 4 has finally been released and any concerns about the franchise being handled by a new developer have been dashed in a very big way. The latest game brings a superb ensemble of features to the table and delivers a tour de force of great Halo-style moments fans will truly love. We reviewed the game on the Xbox 360.  Read More

Deft ball control is at the core of this game's appeal

Soccer isn’t called the “world game” on a whim. It is the biggest football code on the planet with fans and players hailing from all corners of the globe. The game is also the most popular video game in the ball sports genre, and with good reason. It is fun, has tactical depth and is usually pretty thrilling to play – and it's in the gameplay stakes that Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 on the Xbox 360 shines.  Read More

Team attacks can be devastating

When it comes to martial arts madness, few games can claim the pedigree of the Tekken series. First arriving on the original PlayStation in the mid 90s, Tekken was seen as a genuine threat to Sega's then groundbreaking Virtua Fighter game. Several iterations later and Tekken has emerged as one of the most successful and long lasting beat 'em ups. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has been released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 and we review the Xbox 360 version of the game.  Read More

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