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Level Up! Holiday Gadget Special by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(December 16, 2013)
It’s time again for Level Up to take a look at some of the cool new gadgets that are available for that special someone on your Christmas shopping list this year.

Level Up! Fall Gadget Special by Tim Janson, Columnista and Critic
(October 14, 2013)
It’s Fall and once again time for Level Up to take a look at the Fall bounty of cool new gadgets that should appeal to gamers and techies alike. This time out we’ve got seven new and cool items for you to check out and varying in price from $69 to $29

Level Up: Disney Infinity Review by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(September 27, 2013)
Never one to miss out on a good idea and try to do it one better, Disney Infinity takes the model setup by Activision’s Skylanders, combining video games with collectible toys. But while Activision could only develop new characters, Infinity has the enti

Level Up: Tom Clancys Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(September 19, 2013)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the 6th installment in the series and returns the franchise to its stealth-based roots that were largely lost in the previous entry, Splinter Cell: Conviction. And yet as a direct sequel to that game, Blacklist s

Level Up: Madden 25 Review by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(September 05, 2013)
Well I officially feel old!  25 years of Madden football?  You have got to be fooling!  Of course this does create a bit of a problem going forward…is next year’s game going to return to the usual numbering format and be called Madden 15, creatin

Level Up! NCAA 14 Review by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(August 08, 2013)
NCAA 14 will be the final installment of the long-running college football series…at least as we know it.  As of 2013 the NCAA has ended its agreement with EA Sports to license the NCAA name and logo.  Now this doesn’t mean an end to EA producing c

Level Up! Reviews: Deadpool by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(July 26, 2013)
Marvel Comics’ “Merc with the Mouth” gets his own videogame in the self-titled “Deadpool”, developed by High Moon Studios and published by Acvtivision.  As I played Deadpool, another game kept popping into my consciousness…Lollipop Chainsaw,

Level Up! Summer Gadget Special by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(July 08, 2013)
A Few times a year Level Up likes to take a look at some cool new gadgets. Some of these are geared towards games, some not, but all of them are interesting, even the bad ones!

Level Up! The Last of Us Review by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(July 05, 2013)
When a game comes along that is as good as The Last of Us, it’s a normal inclination to look behind the curtains and under the rugs to find some imperfections.  And no, this is not a perfect game but you do have to look hard to find something to critic

Level Up Reviews Resident Evil: Revelations by Tim Janson, Critic, Columnist
(June 27, 2013)
It’s not often that a new game debuts on a handheld system like the Nintento 3DS and only later appears on consoles but that is indeed the case with Resident Evil: Revelations which was first released on the 3DS back in February 2012, and only now has be

Level Up! Top 10 Most Anticipated Games from E3 2013 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(June 21, 2013)
E3 2013 has come and gone, whetting the appetites of gamers all over the world with the promise of new and exciting games that will be hitting store shelves over the next year. 2013 was a particularly notable E3 with both Microsoft and Sony announcing the

Level Up! Metro: Metro: Last LIGHT REVIEW by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(June 05, 2013)
Metro: Last Light is the sequel to 2010’s Metro 2033.  The sequel was set to be published by THQ but when that company went bankrupt the rights were purchased by Deep Silver.  Metro: Last Light is a first-person shooter and the game picks up a year a

Level Up! Dead Island: Riptide Review by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(May 23, 2013)
How much you enjoy Dead Island: Riptide will largely depend on how much you enjoyed the original game. Deep Silver’s sequel to the zombie action survival game remains largely the same in terms of gameplay. Riptide takes place immediately after the ending

Level Up! Injustice: Gods Among Us Review by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(May 09, 2013)
In this edition of Level Up were taking a look at two very different but anticipated games…Injustice: Gods Among Us is the new fighting game from NetherRealm Studios, makers of Mortal Kombat and featuring the heroes and villains of the DC Universe. We a

Level Up! Injustice Gods Among Us hits stores! by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(April 18, 2013)
Welcome back to Level Up…this week we take a look at Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate and BioShock Infinite, an early game of the year candidate.

Level Up! Crysis 3 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(March 21, 2013)
IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

Level Up! Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(March 07, 2013)
Willem Dafoe joins Ellen Page in BEYOND: Two Souls.  Two-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe joins Ellen Page in the much anticipated psychological action thriller from Quantic Dream which is coming exclusively to PlayStation 3 on October 8th, 2013.

LEVEL UP! The New PlayStation 4 Games by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(February 21, 2013)
Welcome to a special edition of LEVEL UP. This week Sony announced the details for the PlayStation 4 (see announcement here). Not missing a beat, Sony and PlayStation unveiled a slew of new games complete with trailers. Sadly, full details are sketchy but

Level Up! Devil May Cry by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(January 31, 2013)
Welcome to the latest edition of Level Up!

Level Up! The Best Games of 2012 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(January 06, 2013)
Let’s not pull any punches here…2012 was one of the most disappointing years for video games in quite some time. I don’t know if it was the hangover from 2011’s rousing successes or the fact that Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have transitioned, or

Level Up! Reviews of Hitman: Absolution and Epic Mickey 2 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(December 20, 2012)
Well this is our final Level Up before the holidays so let me take the opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Not much happening in terms of news and new releases at this time of years as things won’t start picking up again

Level Up! An All Review Edition! by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(November 29, 2012)
Well we used the long holiday weekend to get caught up on several reviews so presented this week is the Level Up all review edition covering Assassin’s Creed III, WWE 13, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Zone of Enders HD Collection, and Trash Pack.

The Level Up Holiday Gadget Gift Guide by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(November 22, 2012)
This week we have a special edition of Level Up dedicated to a stocking full of gadgets prefect for gifts this holiday shopping season. From cool new items for the home to one wild new RC toy. I’ve got reviews of 7 new items that someone on your shoppi

Level Up! We Review 007 Legends by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(November 14, 2012)
DUE OUT NEXT WEEK

Level Up! We Review XCom: Enemy Unknown by Tim Janson, Columnist and Gamer
(November 08, 2012)
We are in the midst of the first two major release weeks of the upcoming holiday season with some of the year’s biggest releases hitting this week and next week including Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed III, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Save up those quart