by Mike Katsufrakis 11
Review
  • xbox live arcade
  • playstation network
  • couch
  • online

Gunstar Heroes Co-Op Review

When I was growing up, I was your stereotypical Nintendo Kid.  Sure, I knew of the Sega systems and I had played them from time to time, but I never owned any of their systems aside from a pair of Game Gears that a well-meaning grandparent sent my brother and I for Christmas.  Knowing this, you would also be able to extrapolate that I grew up playing Contra, the seminal co-op shooter we all know, love and memorized the Konami code for. Why am I bringing up Contra in this review? The reason is simple: Gunstar Heroes ruined Contra for me. The very first time I played this at a friend's house, I knew the game had changed. I couldn't go home again.

by Katrina Pawlowski 1
News
  • xbox live arcade
  • pc

Take Mining To The Final Frontier With Miner Wars

Who says mining has to happen on Earth? There are plenty of minerals to round up out in space, and plenty of aliens to fend off while getting the goods. Miner Wars thought the same thing, sending us reaching for the stars...with a drill. Explore asteroids for various precious commodities, including Iron, Gold, Silicon etc. To many gamers, Miner Wars may look a bit familiar in these trailers. Perhaps a great big hint of Descent can be picked up in this 6DOF (Six Degrees of Freedom) sci-fi shooter.

by Marc Allie 2
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  • xbox 360
  • nintendo wii
  • couch
  • online

Guitar Hero 5 Drums and New Songs Revealed

Following up on yesterday's revelation of the guitar controller for Guitar Hero 5 comes a bit of news about the new drums, pictured above.  As with the guitar, it appears there are only minor revisions.  The cymbals are round and more drumlike this time, and the foot pedal now attaches to the bar at the base of the stand, which has been moved to the floor.  For some odd reason, the controls (face buttons, D-pad, etc.) have been moved in front of the middle drum, perfect for your friends to hit it accidentally.  I'm just glad they didn't add on another pad, aren't you?

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