With the game industry's focus being on E3 in Los Angeles and all the games we'll be playing into early next year, this week was a quiet one for new releases. The most intriguing options for new pickups this week are the sales going on on various digital stores and a downloadable add-on for "Mass Effect 2."
All right, there's been a lot of good stuff in the past two weeks, so I'll just cut to the chase. I hit a lot of the major releases here, but I'll still mention 'em here briefly. "Super Mario Galaxy 2" (rated E, $50 on Wii, due out Sunday), "Red [...]
The Wii's "Monster Hunter Tri" and some downloadable content highlight an otherwise slow week.
This week's split between Activision and the president and CEO of "Call of Duty" developer Infinity Ward is shaping up to be a classic rift between creative talent and the people who cut their paychecks are a fact of life. But for an example of a smooth gaming divorce, let's [...]
In "BioShock 2," 2K Marin and Co. have taken what seemed like a sequel dictated more by shareholders than logic and crafted a deep narrative that in may ways surpasses that of the first game.
Looking to pick up some of this summer and early fall's big releases? A couple of retailers are running a deal through Saturday where if you buy two games, you'll get a third of equal or lesser value for free.
"Wii Fit Plus" (rated E, $20 as standalone game, $100 bundled with balance board): If you already own a balance board and are still enjoying the first "Wii Fit," plunking down a mere $20 for the sequel seems like a no-brainer. The exercise game includes everything you'll find on the [...]
Last week, I blogged about (and The Press Democrat carried an article about) a new study that suggested children between the ages of 8 and 18 were capable of becoming addicted to video games. To briefly recap, I (and most folks who cover the game industry) found a whole mess [...]
Despite real-world locales and arsenals, realistic first- and third-person shooters tend to shy away from too much realism. Shooters set in modern times, such as "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" or "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas," steer clear of the headlines and revolve around fictional stories of terrorists threatening [...]