Revisiting Grand Theft Auto’s San Andreas

With Grand Theft Auto V set to take gamers back to San Andreas, it seems almost obligatory to revisit that place and remember how GTA: San Andreas turned everyone’s expectations for an open-world sandbox game upside-down.

By | August 16th, 2013|0 Comments

Ico & Shadow collection resurrects classics

A recent PlayStation 3 compilation of two PS2-era games by Fumito Ueda gives many North American gamers their first shot at playing the previously out-of-print "Ico," a classic from 2001.

By | October 7th, 2011|2 Comments

The Show again outshines MLB 2K

Once again, Sony's PlayStation-exclusive baseball game is a polished, no-brainer buy for baseball fans. Its only real weakness is that it takes longer than it needs to to get the hang of the new pitching and hitting controls, thanks to a lack of well-made tutorials and contextual help.

By | April 6th, 2011|0 Comments

Curtain closes on Guitar Hero; genre next?

The world's largest video game publisher pulled the plug on "Guitar Hero" on Wednesday. What happened?

By | February 10th, 2011|0 Comments

They could have been contenders

A look back at games that might have cracked my top 10 games of 2010, had I played them more or under different circumstances.

By | January 21st, 2011|0 Comments

More compilations I’d like to see

The video game industry just isn't as good as the motion picture or music industries at preserving its classics. Here are a few franchises I'd like to see get the same deluxe reissue treatment that Sony recently gave its "God of War" and "Sly Cooper" games.

By | December 24th, 2010|3 Comments

NBA 2K11 a worthy challenge

The latest installment of 2K's annual pro basketball simulation is a detail-packed, quality-rich tribute to Michael Jordan, the game's greatest and most popular player. Its only major flaw is its failure to teach gamers how to play it.

By | October 28th, 2010|1 Comment

Game developers smile on Giants

Both major baseball video game franchises predict a Giants World Series win.

By | October 27th, 2010|1 Comment

What to play this weekend (Oct. 1-3)

It's officially fall, with "Dead Rising 2," "FIFA Soccer 11," "Wii Party" and a new "Guitar Hero" headlining this week's new releases.

By | October 2nd, 2010|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (Aug. 13-15)

"Madden NFL" reigns largely unchallenged, save for a few add-ons and downloadable games.

By | August 14th, 2010|0 Comments