My 2011 Game of the Year and runners-up

It’s been such a great year for video games I could make a convincing year-end top-five list featuring only games I came nowhere near finishing. The games I did play in 2011 astounded. This year’s tops five are all worthy of being Game of the Year, but decorum [...]

By | December 30th, 2011|0 Comments

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.

By | December 11th, 2011|0 Comments

Review: The Gunstringer brief yet delightful

Twisted Pixel's whimsical Western about an undead cowboy seeking vengeance is a smartly written, creative tour de force for Microsoft's Kinect. But imprecise controls and a story that can be finished in four hours or so might mean some players balk at the $40 price tag.

By | September 29th, 2011|5 Comments

What I played (July 18-Aug. 7)

The past few weeks of this slow summer have been spent playing "Catherine" and "Infamous 2," plus a handful of downloadable games and older releases.

By | August 8th, 2011|3 Comments

What I played (June 20-26)

"Magic: The Gathering" and "Shadows of the Damned" dominated my week.

By | June 28th, 2011|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (June 24-26)

Here’s a look at what’s looking good this weekend, with an emphasis on new releases, sales or games that are otherwise relevant.

By | June 26th, 2011|0 Comments

E3: Rise of Nightmares Kinect preview

Upcoming Kinect horror game "Rise of Nightmares" tasks an American tourist with rescuing his wife and escaping the clutches of a torture-happy scientist.

By | June 24th, 2011|0 Comments

Review: Child of Eden a Kinect must-play

"Child of Eden's" short play time and "'Duck Hunt'-goes-to-a-rave" aesthetic means the game won't appeal to everyone, but anyone with an Xbox 360 and Kinect owes it to themselves to at least rent the game.

By | June 23rd, 2011|4 Comments

E3: Thoughts on Day 0

On Monday, Sony named and priced its new handheld gaming device, and publishers showed off about a bazillion games. And E3 hasn't even started yet.

By | June 7th, 2011|2 Comments

Kinect Preview: Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster

Double Fine Productions' latest Kinect game is a collaboration with Sesame Workshop that aims to teach its core audience of youngsters important life lessons.

By | March 4th, 2011|0 Comments