Excerpt: The Good : Mud-in-the-treads adrenaline-fueled ATV racing with forgiving physics models. The Bad : You end up racing on the same set of perhaps a dozen tracks over and over again, with only small changes in the route. The Ugly : There are maybe only four songs in the whole game that play during the races on a rotation, and you get to the point at which you want to scream. So I was over at a friend’s house last week.
Excerpt: EA's soccer games have been getting progressively better over the past few years. Ever since getting over the next-gen hump with the second Xbox 360 installment of FIFA, fans have been treated to better visuals, better gameplay, and a much more complete gaming experience each time on the pitch. The question is, can they keep it up? UEFA has a lot going against it.
Excerpt: Kaspersky has recently updated its range of security software to include the new Kaspersky PURE, an all-singing, all-dancing suite that does far more than simply protect against and remove threats. Elevating this particular group of tools above many rivals are advantages such as a powerful password manager, data encryption, a file shredder and a safe run "sandbox" that creates a virtual environment from which to run suspect programs.
Pros: Impressive level of protection, additional tools genuinely useful, fairly light on resources
Cons: Security components can be awkward to configure, no online backup, expensive
Summary: While gaming innovation is what console hacks crave most, often the greatest joys are to be found in genre titles that know their place in the pantheon of gaming and do everything exceptionally well. And in Pure, devotees of ATV off-road racing are in for a sublime treat. A gas-choked tsunami of mud, grit and dust, Pure thrusts players into the juddering driving seat of a variety of plucky all-terrain vehicles, each bullish racer ploughing through a range of imaginative...
Excerpt: Чего-чего, а уж амбиций Black Rock Studio (в прошлом Climax Racing) было не занимать. Еще бы, ведь за плечами у англичан огромный опыт создания мотогонок по бездорожью ATV Offroad Fury, получивших высокие оценки критиков и повсеместную любовь поклонников off-road симуляторов. В самом начале разработки Pure, Black Rock заявила, что их новое детище будет не просто очередными гонками на квадроциклах, а игрой, которая поставит новую планку качества в своем жанре.