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Alan Wake’s ‘The Signal’ review

The first downloadable installment for Remedy Entertainment's "Alan Wake" picks up where the story left off, but expands upon some new gameplay ideas to keep things interesting. Because "The Signal" is set after the end of the retail disc, this review contains some spoilers for those who haven't finished the main game.

By | August 13th, 2010|0 Comments

‘Mass Effect 2’ DLC gets its silly on

I left a preview of BioWare's "Kasumi's Stolen Memory" add-on for "Mass Effect 2" with one nagging question: What fool would send the galaxy's most famous human on an undercover mission?

By | April 6th, 2010|0 Comments

What you should’ve played last weekend (March 26-28)

I've fallen a bit behind on these, as there've been a fair number of new releases and I've found myself working weekends. Let's get caught up, shall we? Nintendo DSi XL ($190): Nintendo's latest handheld, in stores Sunday, is simply a bigger version of the last one. If you eyed [...]

By | March 31st, 2010|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (Sept. 4-7)

Hopefully this Labor Day weekend finds you knocking back some cold beverages and enjoying delicious barbecue with family or friends. If you're like me, though, and not far from home, there's a little time for gaming, including the newest title in the gathering-friendly "Guitar Hero" franchise.

By | September 6th, 2009|2 Comments

Latest round of Guitar Hero vs. Rock Band

With this week's release of "Guitar Hero 5" and the impending "The Beatles: Rock Band," it's time to take stock of the latest developments and innovations in the music/rhythm game genre's two biggest franchises.

By | September 4th, 2009|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (Aug. 21-23)

"Shadow Complex" (rated T, $15 Xbox Live Arcade download): This downloadable title, the last of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade releases, looks better than anything releasing at retail this week. The two-dimensional shooter from Epic ("Gears of War") and Chair Entertainment ("Undertow") is styled after games like those in the "Castlevania" [...]

By | August 22nd, 2009|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (Aug. 14-16)

This week's What to Play pretty much begins and ends with the new "Madden NFL," which released Friday.

By | August 15th, 2009|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (July 10-12)

Arcade baseball title "The Bigs 2" is the only big retail release, but a slew of new downloadable games plus a temporary sale of "N+" for $5 on Xbox Live keep things interesting.

By | July 11th, 2009|0 Comments

‘Fallout 3’s’ downloadable do-over

SPOILER ALERT: This blog post revolves around "Broken Steel," the new downloadable content for "Fallout 3" that continues the game's story beyond its original ending. In the course of reviewing "Broken Steel," I'll be discussing the conclusion of "Fallout 3" as well as how "Broken Steel" reworks it. I also [...]

By | May 13th, 2009|1 Comment

What to play this weekend (May 8-10)

"Fallout 3" (rated M, $60 on Xbox 360, $50 on PC): Bethesda Softworks' post-nuclear role-playing game/shooter hybrid got the third and last of its announced expansions this week. (Rumors of a fourth are already percolating, however.) "Broken Steel" adds several hours of gameplay in the form of new quests, but [...]

By | May 8th, 2009|0 Comments