My 2011 Game of the Year and runners-up

It’s been such a great year for video games I could make a convincing year-end top-five list featuring only games I came nowhere near finishing. The games I did play in 2011 astounded. This year’s tops five are all worthy of being Game of the Year, but decorum [...]

By | December 30th, 2011|0 Comments

What I played (July 18-Aug. 7)

The past few weeks of this slow summer have been spent playing "Catherine" and "Infamous 2," plus a handful of downloadable games and older releases.

By | August 8th, 2011|3 Comments

What to play this weekend (Aug. 5-7)

Nexon's free-to-play MMO is in open beta and set to launch in a few days. Also worth a look from recent weeks, "Catherine," "Bastion" and "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet," among others.

By | August 7th, 2011|0 Comments

Beyond Summer of Arcade

Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion is all well and good, but here's a look at a few great downloadable games that can hold their own against the format's very best.

By | July 21st, 2011|0 Comments

Review: Hand-painted Bastion dazzles

The first Summer of Arcade release is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous, hand-painted adventure whose narrator helps it play like a living storybook.

By | July 20th, 2011|2 Comments

What I played (July 11-17)

I've been playing a heck of a lot of "Bastion," this week's Summer of Arcade release on Xbox 360. Sadly, it's still under embargo and I can't talk about it yet. Also earning heavy time in my consoles are "Infamous 2" and "Magic: The Gathering."

By | July 18th, 2011|0 Comments

E3: Quick thoughts on final day

My last day at E3 included meetings with Warner Bros., D3 Publisher, Namco Bandai, Sony, THQ, Square Enix and 2K Marin.

By | June 11th, 2011|1 Comment

What we’ll see from E3

I'm spending the week in Los Angeles, at the video game industry's annual showcase known as E3. Here's a look at what I expect to see, and what I'm most excited about.

By | June 6th, 2011|1 Comment