Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – Raziel & Kain Trailer

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2010 Year End Summary

2010 has been a solid year for releases as well as new hardware. There was at least one strong release each month, with other months being bum-rushed with a lot of excellent titles. With the beginning of December upon us, there aren’t many more titles releasing during the Christmas holiday season, many big games waiting until after the season and releasing in the first part of the new year.

The PlayStation Move and Kinect released, both of which I’m interested in seeing the progression of the titles, but have no real interest in playing. I’m not a big fan of motion control gaming, preferring using the DualShock 3 or Xbox Controller to the Move or Kinect and even the Motion Controller of the Nintendo Wii.

Digital Downloads and DLC flourished a lot more this year, showing that the format is viable to games, though the DRM of the systems do get a little annoying. The idea of purchasing online passes for games (Hi EA), is something that’s fighting against used sales, an argument that has good basis on both sides.

Some people don’t know, but I moved from News.GotGame.com to start this site, taking more control over my work and what I want my site to be. It’s been almost six months and I still enjoy it, but it does take a lot of time out of the day.

I appreciate anyone who reads the site, whether it be through Google Search, a random link, or suggestion by a friend. This site will probably never be as big as others, and considering I work alone, occasionally getting help from past writing friends, thank you for reading.

The titles I’m mentioned are ones that I personally played, so if I’m missing a big title, it’s probably because I wasn’t able to play it.

Now to 2010

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (Mini)

I’ll admit that I’ve never played a Tomb Raider title ever. From PSOne to PlayStation 3, I have never seen Lara jumping through tombs or battling creatures with her signature double pistols.

But Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light isn’t Tomb Raider. It’s an arcade type experience that focuses on collecting orbs, solving puzzles quickly, and moving from the start of a level to the end as quickly as possible.

Played better with a friend, the co-op is a better experience for the title, using the right stick to aim and create the nostalgic arcade play style. It’s a light title, focusing on smaller play sessions, but the switch is that they’re a fun diversion and lead to moving to the next level.

As a PSN download, there’s more than enough to warrant the price, and if you have friends, it’s one of the better co-op titles online.

Fun with friends, a little lonely alone

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Repost: Batman: Arkham Asylum Review

There have been many games that involved the Batman franchise and universe. Even with Lego Batman, there was always something missing. In Batman: Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady and Eidos took the universe and created a title that took all the elements that have been missing from previous games.

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Just Cause 2 Infographic of Six Months of Destruction

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