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While Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and Spider-Man are great games in their own right (and proof that Beenox has a heck of a track record), there’s this inescapable thought that the games feel “closed in”, without giving Spidey too much room to roam around.  It’s a change of pace from what we were able to do with him in Treyarch’s movie-licensed Spider-Man games.  Again, they’re not bad at all, but some of you have been clamoring for a return to the “go anywhere, do anything” style.  Well, later this month you’ll be getting just that with The Amazing Spider-Man.  And Activision recently invited us down to go hands-on with him.


When it comes to basketball simulation games as of late, users have only had one real genuine choice -- NBA 2K.  Granted, there's nothing wrong with 2K Sports' basketball series, as it practically nails everything that the sport is supposed to be about in every way possible.  But we do miss the feeling of competition.  See, at one point, EA Sports was working on a contender with its NBA Live series, but then something happened, and it vanished.  But don't be too alarmed, folks.  The folks at EA are primed for a comeback.


It’s been a long winding road for SSX, initially getting an introduction back in 2010 as SSX: Deadly Descents and eventually shaping back into the full-fledged over-the-top snowboarding experience we’ve come to love in previous games on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.  But the game finally arrives next week, so many will say that it definitely has been worth it.  However, you won’t need to wait to give it a go, as a very extensive demo is now available on Xbox Live, and set to hit PlayStation Network later today.  We decided to give it an early run to give you an idea what to expect.


Every Tuesday, Sony brings its Playstation faithful new content, add-ons for your favorite games, Themes and avatars for your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. This week on PSN, Final Fantasy fans are in for a real treat with new and old content hitting the marketplace.


There's a flood of great games coming out over the next few weeks, and one title you should definitely consider to be near the top of your list is Namco Bandai's Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.  This new entry in the series will introduce a higher range of intensity than ever before, especially when it comes to dogfights and the new helicopter missions.  But don't just take our word for it -- you'll be able to go hands-on for yourself when the demo goes live tomorrow.


Final Fantasy may be the best known and most beloved Japanese RPG series out there. It certainly seems to be the first name to come to mind when people consider the genre. There's certainly no doubt that Final Fantasy Type-0, the next Final Fantasy title to be released for the PSP, is a game many fans of the genre and the franchise are looking forward to. If you've been wondering what to expect, you're in luck because we have our hands-on impressions after getting some time with the newly available Japanese demo.

One of the big highlights from EA at E3 this year besides Battlefield 3 was Need For Speed The Run. The reason why it stuck out so much was because of the sequences in which the main character gets out of the car continues the race on foot. These moments were controlled via quick time events until the character would then find another car to get into. This caused concern over the thought that this would make up a decent portion of the game, but after getting the chance to play one of the other levels, these flashy out-of-car sequences will only make up a smaller portion of the game.
Although Rayman is considered to be quite a popular video game character, we haven't seen him in 8 years. That hiatus will end as Rayman will be making his return to the world of video games this holiday season in Rayman Origins. Ubisoft recently held a holiday preview event and showed off a demo of several levels from the upcoming game. After getting a chance to play it, Rayman's return will surely be a fun game for those who love classic 2D platforming at its best.

Catherine, the bizarre horror/puzzle hybrid from Atlus, is getting an English demo next week. The gameplay of Catherine involves scaling an endless tower while being chased by terrifying monsters. The demo features two of these nightmare levels, as well as a small snippet of the daytime gameplay. More info, including a new trailer, is available below.

Out of all of the games that were shown at E3, it seems that Bioshock: Infinite left a huge impression on judges and critics alike, scoring lots of awards including Best of Show. The reason it won so many people over was a demo that was shown at E3, but only privileged people were allowed to see this. You may be wondering what was so good about the demo in the first place, but now you'll get the chance to see it for yourself. In preparation for a 30-minute special on Spike TV, 2K Games sent out a teaser that shows the first 2 minutes of the E3 demo.
As if Sonic's birthday couldn't have been a big blast as it is, rumors over what the full level list of Sonic Generations are popping up. A few people took some extra time to feed their curiosity over the new game by hacking into the demo's code to see what they could find. What they did manage to find were files inside the code named after several stages in the various Sonic the Hedgehog games, and are believed to be the levels we will see in Sonic Generations.
If you have the time today, go out and buy a birthday cake and light it up with 20 candles as Sonic the Hedgehog officially turns 20 today! It was just like yesterday he made his debut on the Sega Genesis, but time surely has flied by fast. But as opposed to you buying him a present, Sega gives gamers the gift as they officially announce the release of the Sonic Generations demo. However, it's available only for a limited time!

I'm just going to get it out there, the Bioshock Infinite video demo was one of the most exciting things I saw at E3 2011. Bioshock Infinite is set on an alternate history floating Island called Columbia, sort of a skyward World's Fair and a monument to "American Exceptionalism." In this alternate timeline, the floating city became militarily involved in the Boxer Rebellion, killing many innocent civilians. The United States disowned the floating city, and it took to the clouds and out of the public eye. For years it was spoken of as a legend or "Boogie Man" to scare children.


The E3 2011 Nintendo Press Event began with a celebration of the Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary, complete with an orchestra and choir playing some classic tunes from the game as well as a future theme found in the latest entry into the Legend of Zelda series, Skyward Sword. Nintendo promised big things to come for their existing handheld DS, DSi, and 3DS systems, but everyone was waiting for one thing: the debut of the Wii U. Here are a few highlights from this morning's event...