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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 I played (May 16-June 12)

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but nonreview games I’ve managed to sneak in include “Outland” and “Dragon Quest IX.” I’ve also been spending time with old favorites “Bulletstorm” and “Portal 2.”… 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 (Feb. 11-13)

With “Mario Sports Mix” and “Test Drive Unlimited 2″ garnering ho-hum reviews thus far, it’s looking like a light week for new releases. Standouts include the reboot of cleverly written trivia game “You Don’t Know Jack” and “Stacking” the latest offering from Sonoma native Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions.… Read More »