By Brian Wray on 3/31/2010 10:26 PM
The Asylum is a gaming site. While the focus is mostly Xbox 360, we do play all types of games including non-electronic games. Zombie Dice is, as the name indicates, a dice game. The game comes with 13 six sided dice. Each dice features a different number of brains, shotgun blast and escaped victims. Players take on a role of a zombie with the goal off collecting 13 brains before any other zombie. To achieve this goal, the player must roll 3 dice, accumulating as many brains as possible without before getting shot 3 times. Players can end their round at any point and keep any brains they have acquired or gamble a bit and go for more brains, but if a zombie gets shot 3 or more times they loose all accumulated brains for that round. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 3/31/2010 10:15 PM
Have you ever wanted to play a game where you’re a tough as nails buckaroo like Clint Eastwood set in the American Old West? Then you are in luck for Rockstar is about to grant you your wish with Red Dead Redemption.

Red Dead Redemption is not the first game set in the Wild West, but it may be the first game to get it just right. Unlike most other western games, this one allows the player to create his/her own legacy by roaming about in a huge open world, free from the requirement to follow a linear path. The Asylum was able to get some hands-on time with the game at PAX East. What did we think of the game? Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 3/31/2010 9:36 PM
Crackdown 2 was by far the title I most wanted to play at PAX East and I made good on my desires by playing it on several occasions. Crackdown 2 took half of Microsoft’s booth with 16 consoles setup to play two game modes; Rocket Tag and Team Deathmatch. The controls for the game are virtually identical to those of Crackdown with a few cool new moves such as the ability to glide a bit. Team Deathmatch was fun, but the map selected was designed for 16 players with only 8 present causing a lot of searching for an opponent to take down. Also without the ability to chat with teammates (for the demo, but the real game will allow chatting), it was impossible to create a co-ordinated attack an effective attack. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 3/31/2010 9:19 PM
Monday Night Combat is a new XBLA game created by a small team of just over a dozen devs at Uber Entertainment. The presentation is reminiscent of a game show and features plenty of fast paced action. Monday Night Combat allows players to play 6 different character classes, each with plenty of upgrade opportunities. Upgrades must be purchased with money earned from defeating enemies or coins dropped on the playing field. There is even some tower defense elements mixed in for good measure. Money can be used to purchase additional defenses for the base instead of player upgrades. Monday Night Combat has no current release date, but the price was displayed as 1200MS points and will be exclusive to the Xbox Live Arcade. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 3/11/2010 1:35 PM
"It looks like a painting come to life - it's that good looking." quoted former series designer David Jaffe when talking about God of War III. With that in mind I downloaded the demo for the upcoming Sony exclusive. God of War is based on Greek mythology and my love of Greek, Norse and Roman mythology is well known. Would this be the game that convinces me that the PS3 is more than just a Blu-Ray player and/or bookend? Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 3/10/2010 10:20 PM
What do you get when you combine the gameplay elements of Mario Kart Racing and the extreme feeling of speed and fine visuals of Need for Speed? I heck of a lot of fun that is what. Blur is the newest game from Bizarre Creations (the creators of the popular PGR franchise). The game is not due for another few months, but Bizarre has been holding a private beta of the multiplayer aspect of which I was fortunate enough to gain access to. How does the game stack up so far you ask? I am glad you asked. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 3/9/2010 9:21 PM
Final Fantasy XIII was released today in North America. The months leading up to the release was focused on which version of the game would look better. This is after all Sony's chance to outshine the Xbox 360 and prove that Blu-Ray is indeed essential to gaming. Not trusting the opinion of any site that generates advertising $$$, I set out to find out for myself if any particular version displayed a significant advantage over another. Please note that I do not have any fancy screen capture utility, just my camera. All images where taken under identical conditions.

PS/ To make things fair, I will never disclose which screenshots are from which version of the game. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 8/22/2008 10:33 AM

Asylum Game Preview - NHL 2K9

I recently watched a video showing NHL 2K9 in action, I this got me excited about the game. The video showed very fluid movements and fast paced gameplay that is missing in other hockey games. So it was with great anticipation that I downloaded the new NHL 2K9 demo on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

 
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