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Preview – Tiny Brains

Preview – Tiny Brains

If you had a time machine and you decided to use it to go back to May, and for some reason you decided to use it to find me (though this seems a serious waste of time machine; seriously, go see a dinosaur) and you decided to tell me that my favorite game at E3 [...]

Preview – The Evil Within

Preview – The Evil Within

Bethesda had a box. Quite literally, we were taken inside a giant, black box on the showroom floor for a chance to take a peek at some of their new games. The first one that we saw was a new game called “The Evil Within”, being made by Shinji Mikami. You know, the guy who [...]

Prime World – First Impressions

Prime World – First Impressions

MOBA (Massive Online Battle Arena) can be an intimidating word. Games like DOTA 2 and League of Legends dominate a genre that can be as alienating to outsiders as it is competitive for insiders. Leaderboards drive most of the action with players striving with obsessive levels of competition to be the best.

TAKEDOWN: Red Sabre – First Impressions

TAKEDOWN: Red Sabre – First Impressions

Takedown: Red Sabre is a Tactical First-Person Shooter in the veins of original Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, Arma, and SOCOM. I got a chance to see its methodical gameplay in action and talk to its project leader, Christian Allen, about what makes this game so special and why he thinks the tactical slow paced shooter is on its way back.

Product Preview – Bloody USA Metal Feet

Product Preview – Bloody USA Metal Feet

You may have heard of A4Tech, maker of gaming mouses and keyboards, before. You probably haven’t heard of Bloody USA, a new branch of A4Tech, also making gaming mouses.

Contrast – First Impressions

Contrast – First Impressions

Some of the most popular products of the post-casual game market are arcade and downloadable games on consoles that offer bite-sized adventures for bite-sized prices. The next generation has its own issues with how it wants to handle indie developers (we’ll get into how one developer describes it later), but needless to say, smaller developers are all over E3, displaying spectacular art, unique mechanics, and a refreshing optimism and humility under the shadow of massive AAA booths.

The Walking Dead: 400 Days – First Impressions

The Walking Dead: 400 Days – First Impressions

Telltale’s Walking Dead is an emotional experience. If you haven’t had a chance to check out 2012’s Game of the Year, do yourself a favor and get on it. In recent months, Telltale has announced a sequel season (following their trademark formula of episodic gameplay) and now has revealed the first taste of its new DLC, a single episode designed to bridge the first season and second seasons through a vignette based story featuring five main characters, each playable.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments – First Impressions

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments – First Impressions

Sherlock Holmes has the most impressive afterlife of any literary or fictional character in modern memory. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle only penned three novels and 56 short stories on his famous detective. That may seem like a lot. It’s not. Since Sir Doyle’s writings, Holmes has appeared in over 100 movies, dozens of comics, countless TV show incarnations, and a never-ending supply of new novels. Frogwares, the developers of Sherlock Holmes games for over 12 years takes this pedigree seriously and is ready to give fans of the interactive detective the experience they truly desire and have wanted ever since diving into the Holmes pool.

Metal Gear Solid 5: HD Screenshots And Gallery (1920×1080)

Metal Gear Solid 5: HD Screenshots And Gallery (1920×1080)

Konami has released some new screenshots showing off the unbelievable graphics of Metal Gear Solid 5 (The Phantom Pain). Check out the full gallery inside…

Sony Brief Review

Sony Brief Review

How’d that song go? “Everybody’s dancing in the moonlight,” and so on. That was the feeling after Sony’s press conference last night, but I won’t bore you with the details or play-by-play breakdown. By now you’ve seen the stream three times, read Kotaku, Polygon, and the newspaper; and your Twitter and Facebook feeds are past the point of bursting. Instead, here’s the breakdown of what you need to take away from Sony’s late-night beatdown…

EA Brief Review

EA Brief Review

t was all about the games. All four conferences put extra stress on exclusive titles, the next big franchises, and new technology to “revolutionize” your favorite genres. Whether or not they sincerely mean it or these words were calculated by highly paid PR professionals is academic at this point.

Xbox One Brief Review

Xbox One Brief Review

The word on the street wasn’t good. People went in ready to boo and hiss at talks of TV and Sports, to jeer when Microsoft reminded them that this console would always have to be online and that used games were a big grey zone. People wanted to be mad. So yes, Microsoft had a lot to prove.

LoT Goes E3

LoT Goes E3

Lens of Truth is about to become E3 Central. Tomorrow morning at 8 AM sharp, two of our veteran writers, D.R. Maddock and Burke Kearney will be storming the sunny shores of Los Angeles for the biggest gaming convention of the year. And everything they see will be right here. All our coverage will be the same no-holds-barred examinations you’re used to here at Lens, and we’ll be cutting right to what we really see when we put E3 under the lens. Conferences, game demos, developer interviews; it will all be here. Non-stop coverage will be rolling out for the rest of the week.