by Nick Puleo 4
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[PAX-E] Shoot 1UP Gives You 60 Ships for $1

You'd think with a name like Mommy's Best Games we'd find a plethora of cake baking simulations and daycare running strategy games - you'd be wrong.  Instead Mommy's Best Games is an independent developer of such Xbox Live Indie titles like Weapon of Choice and the recent Shoot 1UP.  The latter is an interesting take on the top down shooter genre that involves players gathering 1UPs that immediately add extra ships instead of a pool of lives to use.

by Jason Love 3
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[PAX-E] Mafia II's Time Period Isn't the Only Aspect That Feels Old

When the first Mafia game was released in 2002, it was easily one of the best PC games I played that year.  The characters and the story were extremely well done and more mature than they had been in other open-world games, and the fictional city of "Lost Heaven" felt like a real 1930s American city.  When the game's sequel was announced, I was eager to once again be taken back to a classical gangster time period and experience this more subversive slice of Americana.  Based on what I played at PAX East, though, it's a disappointing trip.

by Jason Love 7
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[PAX-E] Red Dead Redemption Deals in Lead

Western themed games have been one of the few video game genres that almost seem to be cursed.  Reception to titles like Gun and the Call of Juarez and Desperados series was luke warm at best, and it seemed as though no Western-themed game could ever do justice to the very sources (The Man With No Name Trilogy, John Wayne's films, and others) that inspired them.  After playing the game at PAX East, I feel very confident in saying that Red Dead Redemption may be the first Western-themed title I've ever played that lives up to its source material.

by Nick Puleo 4
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Xbox 360 Co-Op Night - 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

This Thursday was originally supposed to be a Left 4 Dead 2 co-op night featuring the new DLC, but we had to call in a substitute, and we found a good one. We're hitting up the desert with 50 Cent and the G-Unit to get back our diamond encrusted skull. It's 50 Cent: Blood on The Sand Co-Op Night.

by Nick Puleo 7
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Left 4 Dead 2 DLC Delayed, But Priced

March is almost over, and there's still no sign of the Left 4 Dead 2 DLC called The Passing.  It was originally slated for release by the "end of March."   We have it on good word that right now there's an expected release date of April 27th for the content, which has survivors from Left 4 Dead meeting those in Left 4 Dead 2...at least we hope to meet them.  Not only with content include new story missions, but will also include several new game modes.

by Nick Puleo 10
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[PAX-E] - Crackdown 2 Versus Impressions

Microsoft had two modes of Crackdown 2's multiplayer on display - sadly neither of which were co-op.  Rocket Tag and Team Deathmatch.  Nick and Jason each played one of the modes and came away with their impressions from PAX East.  How does multiplayer work in an open world game like Crackdown?  Read on to find out.

by Jason Love 7
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[PAX-E] Hydrophobia Preview - Realizing The Mechanics of Water

Some gamers out there may remember an XBox LIVE Arcade title called Hydrophobia that was teased a couple years ago at E3 2008.  Touted as having the most realistic water effects around, the project went utterly silent after that and not much was heard about it after that.  However, in the midst of the chaos at PAX East, sharing space with the much in-demand Crackdown 2 demo, was a playable version of a game that combines action-adventure, survival, and third-person shooter genres with one of the most amazing water physics engines I've ever seen.

by Nick Puleo 7
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[PAX-E] - PAX East in Pictures

I snagged a handful of pictures from around the show floor of the first ever PAX East in Boston, MA this weekend.  Sadly I didn't get as many as I would have liked because we were busy navigating crowds, finding great games to play, listening to panels, and chatting it up with developers. 

by Jason Love 0
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[PAX-E] Skate 3 Demo For XBox 360 and PS3 on April 15

From the PAX East Expo Hall, we've heard from the folks at EA that a demo of the co-op skater's dream, Skate 3, will be arriving on the XBox 360 and Playstation 3 "about April 15th."  Nick recently attended an EA event in NYC where he had a chance to check out the most recent build of the game, and came away intrigued by the concept of co-op in a skating game but unsure whether the execution will truly feel like a "co-op experience."  You'll have an opportunity to find out for yourself soon enough, and we'll be eager to hear your thoughts on it.

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