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Calendar full of promising games

Blogger's note: This list of upcoming games I'm looking forward to appeared recently in The Press Democrat, but I held it back for publication so that I could add a few more titles I didn't have room for in print. Now that every video game company has cleared [...]

By | January 16th, 2012|0 Comments

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

Review: Don’t miss colorful Rayman Origins

Ubisoft's "Rayman Origins" feels like a game that was sent out to die at retail. Released the same week as "Saints Row: The Third," "Halo: Anniversary" and Ubi's own "Assassin's Creed: Revelations," and just four days after "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim," the side-scrolling, two-dimensional platform-jumping game had [...]

By | December 16th, 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

Scaling the pile of shame

The August lull is a great time for catching up on all those games you swore you were gonna play after you finished some of those other games. A quick look at four titles from my backlog. This is a longer version that what appears in Friday's Press Democrat and includes "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."

By | August 26th, 2011|3 Comments

Jerry Rice’s endorsement is for the dogs

A new game for the Nintendo Wii features San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer Jerry Rice playing quarterback for a team full of canines. Here's a look at the game as well as other unexpected or dubious endorsements by professional athletes.

By | August 25th, 2011|5 Comments

What to play this weekend (July 1-4)

It's another slow week for new games, but "World of Warcraft" has gone free-to-play up to level 20, and there are sales everywhere.

By | July 3rd, 2011|3 Comments

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."

By | June 13th, 2011|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (May 27-30)

With the exception of off-road racing title "Dirt 3," it's a pretty slow week.

By | May 30th, 2011|1 Comment

What to play this weekend (May 21-23)

The big release this week is "L.A. Noire," but if you're playing on PC, you can't overlook "The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings."

By | May 20th, 2011|0 Comments