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2011 holiday gift guide, extended remix

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.… Read More »

What to play this weekend (Feb. 18-20)

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.… Read More »

What to play this weekend (Sept. 24-26)

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.… Read More »

What to play this weekend (April 16-18)

“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 X10 media event in San Francisco in February and was impressed with what I saw. As someone who often grew frustrated with the trial-and-error stealth gameplay found in past titles… Read More »