Review: Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

The bite-sized "Alan Wake's American Nightmare" is a noble experiment in how to extend a franchise.

By | March 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

Preview: Downloadable ‘Amy’ aims to scare

Sometime after the PlayStation Network comes back up, we'll get a chance to try out Lexis Numerique's upcoming survival horror game "Amy," about a woman who has to stay near a little girl or take drugs to avoid turning into a zombie.

By | May 12th, 2011|0 Comments

Rounding out top 10 games of 2010

Last week, I named "BioShock 2" my 2010 Game of the Year. "Mass Effect 2" leads a compelling crop of runners-up.

By | January 20th, 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

What I’ve been playing, mega catch-up edition

Here's a look at what I've been playing over the past month or so, along with quick thoughts on each title.

By | September 26th, 2010|0 Comments

Alan Wake’s ‘The Signal’ review

The first downloadable installment for Remedy Entertainment's "Alan Wake" picks up where the story left off, but expands upon some new gameplay ideas to keep things interesting. Because "The Signal" is set after the end of the retail disc, this review contains some spoilers for those who haven't finished the main game.

By | August 13th, 2010|0 Comments

Can episodic gaming rope in more players?

By breaking up games like Remedy Entertainment's "Alan Wake" into smaller, lower-priced episodes, video game publishers might succeed in roping in more players who don't have time to play a 20-hour game in one swoop.

By | August 12th, 2010|0 Comments

What I played last week (Aug. 1-7)

I'm still good at "Culdcept Saga." Plus, I plow through "Alan Wake's" "The Signal" downloadable content, play "Left 4 Dead 2" with some friends and find time to dabble in some other stuff. This week's goal is to fire up "Starcraft 2" for the first time and give the PlayStation 3 some love.

By | August 8th, 2010|0 Comments

Games of the half-year

With the year half-over and having brought more high-profile new games than the typical winter/spring months, it’s a good time to handicap the Game of the Year race. Here’s a list of the five titles I’ve enjoyed the most this year, along with a sixth that could move up based on software patches and online play.

By | July 14th, 2010|4 Comments

What to play this weekend (May 21-23)

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 [...]

By | May 22nd, 2010|0 Comments