Game Corner: Rocket Knight (Xbox 360)

Released: May 2010Developer: Climax StudiosAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox One The Background:Mate, how absolutely brilliant was Rocket Knight Adventures (Konami, 1993) back in the day? Back when cute, anthropomorphic mascots were all the rage, Sparkster (the titular “Rocket Knight”) really stood out thanks to some absolutely gorgeous graphics, kick-ass music, and fast-paced, rocket-based … Continue reading Game Corner: Rocket Knight (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)

Released: March 2013Developer: People Can Fly/Epic Games PolandAlso Available For: Xbox One (Backwards Compatible) The Background:Gears of War (Epic Games/Various, 2006 to 2019) is a third-person, over-the-shoulder science-fiction military shooter exclusive to PC and the Xbox series of consoles. Originally conceived as more of a traditional first-person shooter in enclosed arenas, the series has seen … Continue reading Game Corner: Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (Xbox 360)

Released: March 2011Developer: Behaviour SantiagoAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox One The Background:Ever since the release of Ghostbusters (Reitman, 1984), the concept of four somewhat-bumbling New York parapsychologists running around zapping and trapping troublesome spirits has seen some significant success as a franchise. We’ve had the under-rated sequel, a reboot that was met with … Continue reading Game Corner: Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Aliens vs. Predator (2010; Xbox 360)

Released: February 2010Developer: Rebellion DevelopmentsAlso Available For: PC and PlayStation 3 The Background:I’ve mentioned this before but Aliens vs. Predator has been a thing for a long, long time now. These two iconic science-fiction/horror franchises first came to blows in a series of excellent comic books published by Dark Horse comics between 1989 and 1990 … Continue reading Game Corner: Aliens vs. Predator (2010; Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Duke Nukem Forever (Xbox 360)

Released: 10 June 2011Developer: 3D RealmsAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox One (Backwards Compatible) The Background:Man, I was a big, big fan of Duke Nukem 3D (ibid, 1996) back in the day; I spent hours playing deathmatches on PC at a friend’s house and, so great was my love for the alien-blasting, ultra-macho first-person … Continue reading Game Corner: Duke Nukem Forever (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Sonic Adventure 2 (Xbox 360)

Released: October 2012Originally Released: June 2001Developer: Sonic Team USAAlso Available For: Dreamcast, GameCube, PC, PlayStation 3 The Background:After Sonic Adventure (Sonic Team, 1998) finally brought Sonic into the third dimension and proved to be a rousing success, despite a few flaws, Sonic Team passed development of the sequel over to their US branch. Drawing inspiration … Continue reading Game Corner: Sonic Adventure 2 (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360)

Released: October 2010Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: iOS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and PC The Background:Despite its flaws, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (ibid, 2008) was a commercial success; as a result, LucasArts rushed into production with a sequel to what was, at the time, the official bridge between the events of Star Wars: … Continue reading Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360)

Released: September 2008Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: iOS, J2ME, N-Gage, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo Wii, PC, and Mac The Background:Before Disney bought the entire Star Wars (Various, 1977 to present) franchise and decided to reboot it with a bunch of questionable sequels, George Lucas was still firmly behind the wheel of … Continue reading Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Resident Evil – Code: Veronica X HD (Xbox 360)

Released: February 2019Originally Released: February 2000Developer: Capcom Production Studio 4Also Available For: Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, GameCube, PlayStation 3, and Xbox One The Background:After redefining the survival/horror genre with Resident Evil (Capcom, 1996), Capcom were under pressure to release ports of their popular franchise onto consoles other than Sony’s PlayStation. Unable to get a port of … Continue reading Game Corner: Resident Evil – Code: Veronica X HD (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Sonic Generations (Xbox 360)

Released: November 2011Developer: Sonic TeamAlso Available For: PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, PC, and Xbox One The Background:It was 2011 and SEGA were eager to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their iconic videogame mascot; after years of disconnect and complex additions to what had begun as a simple, one-button videogame, it’s fair to say that there … Continue reading Game Corner: Sonic Generations (Xbox 360)