Courtesy of Gearbox Software
Published: May 29, 2012
The folks at 2K Games recently gave me a peek inside Pandora’s box, and I liked what I saw.
This fall, gamers will be able to return to the planet Pandora with the first-person shooter “Borderlands 2.” Earlier this month, I got a preview of the game’s new characters, weapons and gameplay.
Its been 12 long years since the last time I told this girl scout I didnt want any cookies. Courtesy of Blizzard
Published: May 25, 2012
The Stripes gaming team had a fiendishly fun time with Diablo III this week. Because we have to rush through games quickly, and because of space limitations, there’s usually a fair bit left unsaid when the review hits the paper. This record-setting PC title, however, has had a bit more news than usual.
First off: The land of WhimsyShire tries its best to counter our argument that the game is rather drab and muted until the magic gets flying. Just look at all those rainbows!
Published: May 22, 2012
How do you follow up one of the most accurate, exhaustively detailed and flat-out fun tank shooters of all time? Grab all those historically melded polygons and take to the air. Stars and Stripes recently caught up with Alexandr Zezulin, project manager for Wargaming.net’s upcoming “World of Warplanes,” to ask him how we should expect our tank-driving skills to take off. For more of what to expect, you can read our review of "World of Tanks" here.
Stars and Stripes: What kind of research goes into the building and modeling of the warplanes?
The German armed forces will continue an assist-and-advise mission in the Afghanistan's north.
New book looks to ensure USFK-Korean relations don't get lost in translation.
Throughout the Cold War, Stars and Stripes reporters were at the ready to report every rise in temperature.
Troops can soon look forward to small improvements, even a possible complete redesign, of the fragmentation hand grenade.
About the Authors
Brian Bowers is Stars and Stripes’ Assitant Managing Editor for Europe and Mideast and one of its video game
reviewers. He joined the newspaper in 1992 in Germany, where he worked on the
news desk and the city desk. He has a wife and three children, who are always
eager to help him test games.
Sam Laney joined Stars and Stripes’ in 2007 as a copy/layout editor, and slowly convinced upper management to support his video game habit. Since then, he’s added game reviews and previews to his list of duties and moved on to the iPad. When he’s not rocking newbies in “Left4Dead2,” he covers PC and Nintendo systems.