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Video Game Review: ‘Darkstalkers: Resurrection’ Awakens Dormant Franchise

Darkstalkers: Resurrection

CHICAGO – “Darkstalkers: Resurrection” is the latest effort in a series of attempts by Capcom to capitalize on their storied past by releasing compilations of popular games to the XBLA. “Resurrection” collects the bizarrely titled “Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge” and “Darkstalkers 3”, into one convenient package along with an assortment of goodies including bonus videos, art, youtube replays, and a bunch of other stuff to hopefully satiate the desires of the long neglected fan base.

Video Game Review: ‘Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins’ is an Amusing Ret-Con

CHICAGO – “Marvel Vs. Capcom: Origins” is very much like a trade paperback comic book. It collects the first two chapters in the Marvel Fighting Game Franchise; “Marvel Super Heroes” and “Marvel Vs. Capcom” into one ready-to-play collection. Both games were developed by Capcom, developers of the legendary “Street Fighter” series, as well as about 50 other games you’ve probably heard of, played, and loved.

Video Game Review: Non-Stop Action Can’t Hide Flaws of ‘Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’

CHICAGO – I adore the “Resident Evil” franchise to such extremes that I kept trying to find ways to overlook the notable flaws of the action spin-off “Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City” but they add up to the point that they can no longer be ignored.

Video Game Review: ‘Street Fighter x Tekken’ Enters Crowded Arena of Stellar Fighting Games

CHICAGO – It’s an amazing time to be a fight game fan. For years, it seemed like the genre was on life support, waiting for someone to unleash the fatality that put it out of its misery. There seemed to be a distinct lack of creativity in the arcade-based form that once gave us titles like “Mortal Kombat” and “Street Fighter,” games so popular that they even spawned movies.

Video Game Review: ‘Asura’s Wrath’ is Weirdest Game You Will Play This Year

CHICAGO – “Asura’s Wrath” is a whole lot of weird. It’s kind of anime, kind of a fighting game, kind of a “God of War” button-masher, a bit of sci-fi shooter, and a whole lot of something completely new. The odd mix is off-putting at first. I kind of hated it for the first hour.

Video Game Review: Few Major Upgrades in ‘Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3’

CHICAGO – Ten years after “Marvel vs. Capcom 2” hit arcades, PS2s, and Dreamcasts, Capcom released “Marvel vs. Capcom 3” to Xbox 360 and PS3. The result was an exciting fighting game that crossed over two historic franchises into vivid and action packed battles with amazing special attacks and abilities. For the most part, “Marvel vs. Capcom 3” was respected and praised in the video game world.

Video Game Review: ‘Dead Rising 2: Off the Record’ Offers Alternate Take

CHICAGO – “Dead Island,” “Resident Evil” (which just had “Resident Evil 4” & “Resident Evil Code: Veronica X” re-released and upgraded for Xbox 360 and PS3), “Left 4 Dead,” “Dead Nation” — the zombie genre is one of the most resilient and creatively impressive in the world of gaming. So much so that Capcom has actually released an alternate version of their 2010 hit “Dead Rising 2.”

Video Game Review: Fighting Excellence of ‘Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds’

CHICAGO – “Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds” plays like a comic and video game geek’s fan fiction come true. What would happen if your favorite comic characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Wolverine not only fought each other but went at it against your most-beloved video game icons like Chris Redfield (“Resident Evil”), Nathan Spencer (“Bionic Commando”), and Chun-Li (“Street Fighter”)?

Video Game Review: Big Things Go Boom in ‘Lost Planet 2’

Lost Planet 2

CHICAGO – As the video marketplace gets more and more crowded, it becomes even harder for some titles to stand above the competition, especially in the incredibly crowded month of May 2010. It takes confidence to challenge highly anticipated titles like “Red Dead Redemption,” “Alan Wake,” “Super Mario Galaxy 2,” and “ModNation Racers” for gamer dollars.

Video Game Review: ‘Dark Void’ Free Falls as First Disappointment of 2010

CHICAGO – There really is a void in the center of the first disappointment of 2010, a game that sucks in too much of its incredible potential into classic traps of the gaming world like thin storytelling, mediocre graphics, and, most damagingly, sketchy controls. “Dark Void” isn’t horrible but that’s faint praise indeed when one considers the expectations for this title and the cleverness of its concept.

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