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Ever kept an audio diary?

Whether you're a titan of industry, a maverick social revolutionary or just a space Marine about to die, if you're a video game character in a modern action title, there's a good chance that at some point you sat down to dictate your innermost thoughts to a machine. Then you set the tape down somewhere, walked off and forgot about it.

By | April 29th, 2011|0 Comments

Love, marriage and Fable III

Some experimenting with the way "Fable III" treats wives, children and family creates a soap opera

By | December 17th, 2010|4 Comments

Gaming’s next Quantum Leap?

A common thread between the worlds of "Dead Rising" and 20-year-old TV show "Quantum Leap" has me wondering when gaming will get its "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler."

By | September 10th, 2010|0 Comments

Dead Rising 2 Case Zero review

The $5, downloadable "Case Zero" prequel gives gamers a taste of what's to come when "Dead Rising 2" releases Sept. 28, but deviates from the traditional "demo" formula in a refreshing, inventive way.

By | September 8th, 2010|4 Comments

HBO on PS3: Right idea, wrong price model

The new deal to bring HBO content to the PlayStation 3 misses the mark.

By | May 27th, 2010|0 Comments

What Alan Wake can teach Final Fantasy XIII

The story-driven survival horror game "Alan Wake" includes a feature that should be standard on story-driven games.

By | May 14th, 2010|2 Comments

Final Fantasy XIII’s endgame disconnect [mild spoilers]

In which I confess my dirty little "Final Fantasy XIII" secret, and lament the game's dramatic difficulty spike for its end boss.

By | May 10th, 2010|3 Comments

MLB.TV on PlayStation 3 a game-changer

The arrival of MLB.TV, which lets users watch out-of-market baseball games live, on the PlayStation 3 further establishes that my decision to cut the cord on my cable provider was a good one. When are other sports leagues, TV networks and other content providers going to get in line?

By | May 4th, 2010|5 Comments

Sorting out the Supreme Court case

While the rationale of those behind California's violent games law can come across to video gamers as out-of-touch nannyism, the games industry is also guilty of being unreasonable.

By | April 27th, 2010|1 Comment

Say goodbye to paper manuals

Ubisoft is the first major game publisher to ditch paper manuals for its console titles. Expect others to follow suit.

By | April 21st, 2010|5 Comments