Suprisingly Competent Blackwater Kinect Title Could Be Its Own Greatest Victim

This week was the first time we heard of publisher 505 Games' Blackwater, an FPS that would cast you in the role of Blackwater Worldwide mercenaries. The topic seemed thorny—the mercenary company, now renamed Xe Services LLC., has been at the center of a multiple of controversies and the subject of highly critical… »6/08/11 6:40pm6/08/11 6:40pm

X-Men Destiny Makes You Pretend to be The X-Men Without Actually Playing as Them

X-Men: Destiny, Activision's newest attempt to channel the franchise into beat-em up form, really wants indulge your fantasy of becoming a part of the expansive lore of the comic series. Rather than choosing their favorite heroes and villains from the series, players choose one of three new mutants whose powers you… »6/08/11 6:20pm6/08/11 6:20pm

The Lighter, More Elegant Soulcalibur V May be Taking New Cues from Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat

There's a new entry in the long-running Soulcalibur series, Namco's weapons-based fighter, a game that its creators say is a "lighter, faster, more elegant" battle of swords and souls. It's also a game with "more dynamic" battles, one drawing some influence from Street Fighter IV and Mortal Kombat. »6/08/11 3:40pm6/08/11 3:40pm