Adam Rosenberg

Adam Rosenberg

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Previously, Adam worked in the games press as a freelance writer and critic for a range of outlets, including Digital Trends, Joystiq, G4, Official Xbox Magazine, MTV News, and Rolling Stone.

Hotline Miami review

'Hotline Miami' comes to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in almost exactly the same form that it did last year on PC. This is great news for fans of excellent games, thanks to Dennaton…

  • Pros: Perfect execution of a simple idea , The micro-sized…
  • Cons: Dim-witted AI ignorant to obvious dangers , The tiny Vita…

Whether you’re on PS3/Vita or PC, ‘Hotline Miami’ delivers outstanding puzzle/action play

'Hotline Miami' comes to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in almost exactly the same form that it did last year on PC. This is great news for fans of excellent games, thanks to Dennaton Games' near-perfect execution on their action/puzzle concept.

Gaming

‘Deadpool’ is good for big laughs, rote action, and little else

High Moon Studios brings the funny in Deadpool, with Daniel Way's script and Nolan North's voice lending much of the charm to this otherwise rote and uninspired action game. Perfect as a summer diversion.

Gaming

Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC review

Gearbox Software delivers its best DLC offering for 'Borderlands 2' yet, with Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep offering so much new content that it very nearly qualifies as a…

  • Pros: Fantasy setting brings new wrinkles to Borderlands play…
  • Cons: Mission checkpoints are as hard to follow as they've ever…

Deadpool review

High Moon Studios brings the funny in Deadpool, with Daniel Way's script and Nolan North's voice lending much of the charm to this otherwise rote and uninspired action game…

  • Pros: The Deadpool you know from the comics is in a video game…
  • Cons: Combat lacks the depth keep things enjoyable , Sharp…

‘Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep’ is the last, and best ‘Borderlands 2’ DLC

Gearbox Software delivers its best DLC offering for 'Borderlands 2' yet, with Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep offering so much new content that it very nearly qualifies as a separate game.

Gaming

Avalanche Studios gets its wish to play in a post-apocalyptic playground with ‘Mad Max’

Avalanche Studios co-founder and chief creative officer Christofer Sundberg walks us through the studio's high-level aims for 'Mad Max' while lead level designer Andreas Gschwari zeroes in on some of the details.

Gaming

Project Spark builds a seemingly intuitive toolset into a complex game creation engine

Microsoft offers us a behind closed doors look at Xbox One launch window title Project Spark at E3 2013. The user-generated content-driven game takes a complex creation engine and renders it in seemingly simple terms.

E3

‘Dying Light’ couples a familiar zombie apocalypse with some fresh twists

Techland is no stranger to open world, first-person zombie games, but its upcoming 'Dying Light' trots out some cool tweaks to the formula with a focus on rapid parkour traversal mechanics and careful evasion.

Gaming

Console gaming will survive! Xbox One remembers its roots

The culture of console gaming is built on a handful of core principles that are easily overlooked in this age of digital distribution. Microsoft's surprise Xbox One policy reversal earlier this week is an acknowledgement of that fact.

Gaming

Put down the pitchforks: Microsoft relents, reverses maligned Xbox One policies

Microsoft reverses its controversial policies on Internet connectivity requirements and used games/game sharing on the recently announced Xbox One console in response to negative feedback from consumers.

Gaming

‘Ryse: Son of Rome’ is one “For Sparta!” yell short of being a ‘300’ game

'Ryse: Son of Rome' brings brutal, sharp-looking melee action to the Xbox One, with a heavy emphasis placed on the game's cinematic presentation and reward-friendly play.

E3

XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes to iOS with minimal baggage, maximum fun

2K China deliver an exceptional iOS port of Firaxis Games' 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown' that more than earns its "premium" $20 price tag despite a handful of performance hitches and feature absences.

Gaming

‘Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number’ carries puzzle-action play into an expanded universe

Dennaton Games' Jonatan Söderström and Dennis Wedin return later this year with Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The sequel to the late-2012 action game couples the same great gameplay with a newly expanded universe.

E3

‘Forza Motorsport 5’ and you, or how Drivatar heralds the coming robocalypse

We take a peek at Turn 10 Studios' upcoming Xbox One launch title, 'Forza Motorsport 5.' The game reads your behaviors and creates an online avatar that races in your absence. Resistance is futile; if you want to play, you'll have to be assimilated.

E3