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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review

It seems that Treyarch, the developers, have tried to focus on a more developed backstory and character storyline than actual gameplay. That may not sit well with gamers who want a full blown world war experience.

MLB 2K10 Interview

MLB 2K10 Interview

We recently had a chance to speak with the developers of Major League Baseball 2K10.  Even though many sports games have a new version every year, the developers were very enthusiastic about the improvements to this year’s iteration.  The game mechanics have changed to be more fun, but remain familiar so that veteran players will […]

Five Things Square Needs to do so Final Fantasy XIII doesn’t suck.

Five Things Square Needs to do so Final Fantasy XIII doesn’t suck.

It’s no secret that Square-Enix isn’t the juggernaut they once were during the PS1 and PS2 eras. That’s not to say they aren’t a respected company, they just aren’t the be-all, end-all RPG empire that they were. Most of this happened with Final Fantasy XII, a game that was critically acclaimed by the media, and […]

FairyTale Fights Game Interview

FairyTale Fights Game Interview

Recently I spoke with Rick Van Beem Public Relations Manager for Playlogic Game Factory as well as Producer Martin Jense about their new game Fairytale Fights which was a blast to play at PAX. I want to thank Rick for answering my questions and for Danitra for arranging the interview GVK: What is the background […]

Guitar Hero 5 Review

Guitar Hero 5 Review

Following on the success of its preceding title, Guitar Hero World Tour, Activision brings gamers Guitar Hero 5. Building on the popularity of playing in a four-person band experience, GH5 opens up opportunities not just to play a new, if somewhat eclectic, playlist, it also gives players the freedom to play lead and bass guitar, […]

Lost Planet 2 Preview

Lost Planet 2 Preview

Capcom was on hand at PAX09, and one of their hottest previews was definitely Lost Planet 2.  We had a chance to play one of the co-op missions with one of the Capcom employees, who gave us a walkthrough of the mission. Like the previous game, Lost Planet 2 is a science fiction third-person shooter […]

Resident Evil 5 for PC Preview

Resident Evil 5 for PC Preview

There were several vendors at PAX 09 that were showing off Resident Evil 5 for the PC.  Of course, the Capcom booth was featuring the latest zombie shooter, and nVidia was showing how it worked with their exclusive 3d technology.  I spoke with the Microsoft rep at the Games for Windows section about how the […]

Red Dead Redemption First Look

Red Dead Redemption First Look

OCmodshop was first in line to get a glimpse of Red Dead Redemption; the sequel to 2005’s critically mixed Red Dead Revolver. Keep in mind, Rockstar was very tight about security breaches. No pictures could be taken, videos recorded etc. So we have only what we saw. The game takes place around 1910 in the […]

The Conduit Review (Wii)

The Conduit Review (Wii)

As an owner of the Wii gaming system by Nintendo, I was at first captivated by the joy and novel nature of playing Wii sports. The fun of being more interactive in my games had my mind racing with possibilities of what future games would hold as developers became more familiar with the system and […]

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings Review (PSP)

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings Review (PSP)

Since we have already published an official review of IJatSoK for the Wii (read it here), I decided to publish my thoughts on the PSP version of the game. I’m glad to see a lot more Indiana Jones around, because there was such a drought of content between the third and fourth movies. I’ll just […]

My Sims Racing Review (Wii)

My Sims Racing Review (Wii)

Rev up your engines and get ready to race as EA has released My Sims Racing for the Nintendo Wiii. Gamers get to select from a quick race options as well as multiplay and career modes that allow gamers to customize not only their characters but their cars and tracks as well. The game allows […]

The Problems with BioShock 2

The Problems with BioShock 2

Everyone has been anticipating the release of BioShock 2 ever since it was announced, and has been really hyped by the media.  Many review websites gave it very high marks, like a 9.5 or 10 out of 10.  While BioShock 2 is a very good game, I disagree with other critics that it is nearly […]

Guitar Hero: Metallica Review

Guitar Hero: Metallica Review

Guitar Hero Metallica has arrived and allows aspiring rockers to jam along to their favorite music and live out their rock fantasies. Following up the successful Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero Metallica offers 28 Metallica classics as well as 21 other songs from artists such as Diamondhead, Samhain and Mercyful Fate who are credited […]

Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP!

Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP!

It seems like after several long years, the PSP is finally coming of age.  Last month, Sony released Resistance: Retribution for the PSP (read our review here).  This is one of the first games on the PSP to make extensive use of the internet, and Sony’s Playstation Network.  Sony is finally starting to flex its […]

Fix: Can’t change resolution on Silent Hill Homecoming

Fix: Can’t change resolution on Silent Hill Homecoming

I love downloading games from Steam, because you don’t have to deal with DRM and having to find a game disc every time you want to play. So, I downloaded Silent Hill Homecoming from Steam, but I am forced into a low resolution.  I have a freakin 28″ 1900×1200 monitor, and have a ATI 4850 […]

Guitar Hero WT vs Rock Band 2 Revisited

Guitar Hero WT vs Rock Band 2 Revisited

I wrote an article comparing Guitar Hero World Tour to Rock Band 2 back in October of last year (read it here).  I was trying to point out the major differences between the games, but it appears that I heavily promoted Guitar Hero rather than being completely fair. Sometimes when we review games, we don’t  […]

Killzone 2 Review

Killzone 2 Review

Sony and Guerilla games have combined to produce the first must have game for 2009. Killzone 2 is a non-stop thrill ride that is easily the best first person shooter developed for the Playstation 3 console. The game follows up the events of the first game as well as the popular Kilzone: Liberation for the […]

Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ (DS)

Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ (DS)

Let’s face it: shooting zombies are fun.  Maybe it’s because we all secretly want to go Postal at some point, and can hide behind the moral mask that these humanoids aren’t real humans.  There’s no moral ambiguity: you have to shoot your former colleague in the head or become zombie chow.  There are lots of […]

Quantum of Solace Game Preview from Garrett Young

Quantum of Solace Game Preview from Garrett Young

Recently I got the chance to speak with Garrett Young, Executive Producer on Bond team at Treyarch about the new James Bond game Quantum of Solace. I want to thank Garrett as well as Kelvin Liu for taking the time for the interview. OCMS: What is the background and setting for the game and how […]

Champions Online Interview

Champions Online Interview

Recently I had the chance to speak with Randy Mosiondz, lead designer for Champions Online about the pending Super Hero MMOPG that looks to be a true classic. OCMS: What is the background and setting of the game? RM: Champions Online is based on pen-and-power super-hero roleplaying game that’s been around since the early 80’s. […]