A guide to shopping for the gamer on your list

A look at some under-the-radar games that might make great gifts for the video gamer on your holiday shopping list.

By | December 7th, 2012|0 Comments

Review: Halo 4 a strong first effort for new developer

New developer 343 Industries handles Bungie Studios' signature franchise with care, successfully juggling innovation with the need not to change too much.

By | November 1st, 2012|2 Comments

Review: Borderlands 2 improves on original in nearly every way

"Borderlands 2" improves on its predecessor in virtually every way, but developer Gearbox Software has a few things it can tidy up for the inevitable sequel.

By | October 5th, 2012|0 Comments

Review: Lollipop Chainsaw a muddle of misogyny, empowerment

As it stumbles and lurches, “Lollipop Chainsaw” frequently comes close to being gaming’s equivalent of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” — a fun, campy celebration of butt-kicking femininity that reveres rather than leers. But Juliet’s girl power is undermined by the way secondary characters relate to her.

By | July 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Review: The Witcher 2 truly rated ‘M for mature’

CD Projekt's role-playing epic is one of few M-rated games that actually feels "mature."

By | June 7th, 2012|0 Comments

Review: Picking through Mass Effect 3’s messy ending

"Mass Effect 3's" ending, while unspectacular, isn't worth freaking out about.

By | April 13th, 2012|0 Comments

Review: Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

The bite-sized "Alan Wake's American Nightmare" is a noble experiment in how to extend a franchise.

By | March 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

Final Fantasy XIII-2 a time travel success

Early in “Final Fantasy XIII-2,” Square Enix’s time-travel-infused, role-playing game from Japan, a character expresses envy of the game’s era-hopping heroes, saying she’d like nothing more than to find a comfy point in history and just settle down and start a life there. In a way, that’s what [...]

By | February 16th, 2012|0 Comments

Make your own gaming videos: Hauppauge PVR review

If you’ve played anything more complex than “Angry Birds” in the past few years, chances are you’ve watched at least a few amateur gaming-related videos on YouTube. From trailers and guides explaining how to get past tricky spots to “machinima” series that pair game footage with added voice-overs [...]

By | February 14th, 2012|3 Comments

Revisiting X-COM, Syndicate

Sometimes, trying out the classics isn't all it's cracked up to be.

By | February 3rd, 2012|0 Comments