Can PlayStation 4 Restore Our Lost Love for Sony?

I used to love Sony.

Five Great Aliens Alternatives to Colonial Marines

Feature Share it: Tweet Five Great Aliens Alternatives to Colonial Marines Bummed by how uneven Gearbox’s new shooter turned out to be? Soothe your pain with its best predecessors. By: Jeremy Parish February 13, 2013 Despite a few misgivings about Aliens: Colonial Marines, we had high hopes that it would finally give us the faithful first-person shooter adaptation of the films we’ve been pining after for so many years.

Interview: Lara Begins

After spending some time with a huge demo of the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot , I had an equally massive conversation with the game’s producer, Crystal Dynamics’ Karl Stewart. Beside discussing the studio’s inspirations for Lara Croft’s latest adventure, we also explored some of the more advanced game mechanics — things that the first few hours of the game only hint at

Gallery: Our First Look at the Final Wii U Hardware

With less than two weeks remaining until the Wii U arrives here in the U.S., Nintendo has finally delivered hardware to the press for review purposes. At this point, you’ve probably decided whether or not you’re planning to pick up one of these new consoles at launch, but we know a lot of people are curious about the system. So we’ve decided to go old-school by posting a simple photo gallery of the hardware, the games, and their packaging

Castlevania: The Social Retrospective

Feature Share it: Tweet Castlevania: The Social Retrospective Celebrate All Hallows Eve with an off-the-cuff look back at the ultimate vampire-hunting franchise. By: Jeremy Parish October 31, 2012 Like ’60s intellectuals with LSD and college students with anonymous bi-curious sexual encounters, we at 1UP have been experimenting with social media of late. We all know dot-com websites like this one are sluggish dinosaurs struggling to remain alive in an ice age precipitated by smartphones and Facebook, so like everyone else with a shred of common sense, we’re all dickering around with Twitter and wondering if having a high Klout score actually means anything.

Catching Up With Castlevania’s Composer, Pt. 2

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The Snake and the Wheel: The Cyclical Nature of Metal Gear

Feature Share it: Tweet 1UP COVER STORY 1UP COVER STORY | WEEK OF JULY 2 | METAL GEAR TURNS 25 The Snake and the Wheel: The Cyclical Nature of Metal Gear Cover Story: Deja vu? Exploring the meta in Metal Gear.

The Vita’s Challenge: A History of Portable Competition

Feature Share it: Tweet The Vita’s Challenge: A History of Portable Competition To succeed, Sony’s new handheld must escape the long shadow cast by two decades of Nintendo’s domination.

Why Wario Land 4 Remains the Best Portable Mario

Feature Share it: Tweet Why Wario Land 4 Remains the Best Portable Mario Game We’re marking this overlooked spin-off’s 10th anniversary by finally giving it its due. By: Jeremy Parish November 19, 2011 With Super Mario 3D Land freshly delivered to the eager hands of gamers the world over, Nintendo’s portable platformer legacy is at the front of many people’s minds

10 Years Later: How GameCube and Xbox Defined The Current Gen

Feature Share it: Tweet 10 Years Later: How GameCube and Xbox Defined The Current Gen PlayStation 2 may have dominated last generation, but its competitors set the stage for this one. By: Jeremy Parish November 16, 2011 No one would challenge the claim that Sony’s PlayStation 2 was the decisive victor of the sixth generation of consoles, that nebulous post-32/64-bit era that never lent itself to an easily applied label.

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