Learning to love the PlayStation Vita

A long cross-country road trip and the usual summer new release doldrums have made me fall for a handheld gaming device for the first time ever.

By | September 7th, 2012|1 Comment

PlayStation Vita: Initial impressions

Sony's new PlayStation Vita handheld is an impressive piece of technology, but its high price means its initial customer base will be made up primarily of hardcore handheld players.

By | February 29th, 2012|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

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

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

What to play this weekend (Feb. 25-27)

This week, you can play as Sev and Rico in "Killzone 3" or try a game that's quite possibly making fun of them in "Bulletstorm."

By | February 27th, 2011|0 Comments

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.

By | February 19th, 2011|0 Comments

Video games worth giving

A look at titles worth picking up for whatever types of gamers might be on your holiday shopping list.

By | December 10th, 2010|3 Comments

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