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Dante's Inferno in Review

Burn, baby burn! Dante's Inferno! Burn, baby burn!

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Bioshock 2 - In Review

Let's party like it's still 1959!

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Bayonetta - In Review

Those fingers through your hair. That sly come hither stare...

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Darksiders - In Review

War! Uh. Good God y'all!

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VGA 2009

Spike's choices... and ours.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy in Review

I think we have a different definition of the word "Final"...

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PC in Review

I'm not sure how I feel about being with a guy nicknamed "Soap" in the showers...

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 in Review

Seriously, no jokes about my catch phrase. "Flame on!" isn't that bad, right?

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Beatles Rock Band in Review

There's nothing you can do that can't be done.

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ColorZ in Review

Look at all the pretty colors!

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Defense Grid: The Awakening in Review

What's worse? Aliens, smart ass A.I. or knowing your going to be dealing with both?

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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel in Review

You're a fallen diety? Well, so long and thanks for all the fish!

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Review - Dante’s Inferno: A Hellishly Good Time—Mostly…

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 by Flatliner


Title: Dante’s Inferno
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PSP
Developer: Visceral Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release date: 2/28/2010

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of religion in games. More specifically, I’ve thought about the role and presentation of Judeo-Christian religions in our favorite medium. I’m intrigued by how it’s handled, what developers decide to show us, and how this theme is received by the gaming public. All that stuff aside, Dante’s Inferno is a good game. But it has earned its reputation as a God of War clone. Earned it and seemingly wears it proudly.


Review - Bioshock 2

Friday, March 12th, 2010 by Mark-12


Title: Bioshock 2
Developer/Publisher: 2k Games
Platforms: PC, XBox 360, PS3
Release Date: 02/09/10
Number of Players: 1 player campaign, 2-10 player multiplayer

It is time, boys and girls, to return to Rapture. This time, however, we’re visit the idyllic city as one of its protectors, a Big Daddy. Although years have passed since the original Bioshock, the world hasn’t changed much. The Splicers still rule the streets of Rapture and are on their eternal hunt for Adam, Little Sisters and their Big Daddies can be found harvesting it from corpses and there are plenty of cameras, vending machines and turrets to be hacked. The game opens with you, as a Big Daddy, following your Little Sister through a cocktail party and the city of Rapture looks bright and new to you. As she races ahead of you and out of sight, you hear her scream for you. Your arrival finds a few local residents trying to harvest her for ADAM. Like any good protector, you swoop in and squish the evil ne’er do wells, saving your ward. The antagonist of the game, Sofia Lamb, arrives at this point and takes you Little Sister and orders you to take a pistol and kill yourself. Congratulations, you’ve lost the game…not really, of course. You wake up in front of a Vita-Chamber about 10 years later and it seems you’ve missed the Fall of Rapture. Welcome back to Rapture.


Rediscovering my love of “Halo”

Saturday, March 6th, 2010 by Flatliner

A long time ago, I owned a heavy black game system with green touches known as the Xbox. And on this system, I had one of the best experiences in my gaming life when I played through the original “Halo: Combat Evolved”. At the time, I didn’t realize that the first person shooter genre had been relatively unsuccessful on home consoles (Goldeneye: 007 on the N64 notwithstanding), nor did I foresee that this game would revolutionize the way that the genre was even thought about in the living room. I just fell in love with the main character, forever known as “Master Chief” and his sidekick “Cortana”, and I was engrossed in the epic nature of their story.


Dark Void Demo This Week

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 by Ryan L. Lopees

I’ve been itching for this game since we first saw it played at last year’s CES party hosted by Capcom. The wait is almost over with the official release of Dark Void coming this 01/19/2010. Until then we can get a taste of Capcom’s rocketeering action with the demo releasing this week. The Dark Void demo will be available on Xbox Live tomorrow, Janurary 6th and on the Playstation Network Thursday, January 7th.  Sorry PC gamers. Check out the news here.

Looks like 2010 is off to a good start for gamers.

Review - Sacred 2 - Indefineably Bland

Friday, September 25th, 2009 by The ReanimatedFish


Title: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Publisher/Developer: CDV Software Entertainment/Ascaron 
Platforms: Windows PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: 05/11/2009
Number of players/Multiplayer: 16 in PVP 5 in PVE 2 on screen multiplayer.

Sacred 2 is a strange little title whisked in to us from a mysterious foreign land marked as ‘here be dragons’ on the world map. A land better known as Germany. While better known for beer, sausage and zany mustaches, the land of my ancestors apparently can churn out a decent game, too. Decent is all the game can seem to muster.


MMOWTF: Champions Launch Impressions

Monday, September 7th, 2009 by Jack Marshall

From the desk of the Editor:

As part of our new MMOWTF feature here at Gamers Platform we look at upcoming and recently launched MMOs and see just how they stack up. If you miss the beta, you don’t feel like buying a game you can’t test or you just plain don’t have enough time to sample from the buffet that is the MMO genre in gaming, this is a chance to get a brief look at these massive MoFos as they come online.

Jack makes his Gamers Platform debut with a brief rundown on his Champions Online launch experience. Jack and myself were actually long-time players of the PnP version of Champions Online. It goes without saying, yet I will still type it, that we were watching this one with a little anticipation. How’d it go? Well, I will let Jack give you his brief thoughts. Read on, true believers!

-Ryan L. Lopees


Red Faction: Guerilla, a symphony of destruction

Monday, July 20th, 2009 by The ReanimatedFish

Red Faction: Guerilla

Title: Red Faction: Guerrilla
Publisher/Developer: THQ/Volition
Platforms: PC, Playstation 3, Xbox
Release Date: 06/02/2009
Number of players/Multiplayer: 1 player, online multiplayer support (21 maps up to 16 players)

Red Faction: Guerilla is a sand-box game that brings the classic struggle for the freedom of a colony from an oppressive motherland to life in a vibrant 3-D version of Mars. This is the third Red Faction title. I’ll not spoil your character’s motivation for joining the Red Faction, but I will say that the game provides you ample reasons to run around Mars, steal cars and blow stuff up. The story is not a tear jerker of an epic tail and in that regard it falls short of what it could have been. Guerilla improves on its predecessors’ notion of a completely destructible environment by moving the game play from the cryptic corridors and military bases to the open surface of Mars. This game eschews the claustrophobia of the previous Red Faction titles in favor of the great wide open spaces of the Martian Surface.


X-men Origins: Wolverine Review

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees


 Title: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Developer/Publisher: Raven Software/Activision
Platform: PC, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PSP, Wii, DS, Xbox 360
Release Date: 05/01/2009
Number of Players: Single-player

Let me open by stating the fact that I actually have yet to see the film. Normally, that is a good thing with video game tie-in titles. However, from everything I’ve heard the movie does the IP just as much justice as the game. That said, and after having puts hours upon hours into the game, let’s get our Snikt! on and see how Raven Soft handled the latest Wolverine title.


GP Hands-On Preview: Ghostbusters The Video Game

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

Ghostbusters The Video Game

Two in the box. Ready to go. We be fast. And they be slow! That’s right, we got to strap on our Proton Packs and get our pyschokenetically charged hands on Atari and Terminal Reality’s upcoming Ghostbusters: The Video Game. Bear in mind folks, this is a preview and not a review. That being said, even for a preview things are looking good for our favourite spook-hunters.


Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference

Monday, June 1st, 2009 by Zach Potts

In just under an hour, at 10:25 PST, 1:25 EST, Microsoft will begin their press conference for this year’s E3. What will they showcase and unveil? Only time will tell, but stay tuned for some live-blogging action, as I will be updating this post every minute to bring you exactly what Microsoft shows off. Get ready.

Microsoft is starting their event. Keep refreshing to see the latest updates.