A much longer version of the holiday gift guide that recently ran in The Press Democrat features plenty of suggestions for all sorts of gamers.
Here's a quick look at a pair of upcoming downloadable games from UTV Ignition: "Magical Drop V" and "Mercury Hg."
A fast, colorful fighting game and two remakes of classic Japanese role-playing games top this week's new releases. Also worth a look, a semi-obscure role-playing game whose characters are personifications of video game consoles and companies.
It's a big week on the PC with "Civilization V" and the collector's edition of "Final Fantasy XIV." If you own "Sin & Punishment: Star Successor" on the Wii, Nintendo and Twin Galaxies are running a cool high-score contest.
"Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction" (rated M, $60 on Xbox 360): Former covert operative Sam Fisher, on the run from his former employer, hunts for the killer of his daughter in the new overhaul of Ubisoft's popular stealth franchise. I got a chance to try this game out at Microsoft's [...]
There's not much in the way of compelling new games this week, but a handful of existing titles got compelling downloadable content.