Review: Batman Arkham City bigger, not always better

"Batman: Arkham City" is every bit as good as 2009's excellent "Arkham Asylum." Still, it's not hard to be a little disappointed it doesn't surpass it's predecessor.

By | December 8th, 2011|0 Comments

Update: Best of Black Friday deals

Here's a look at a few Black Friday deals that caught my eye, the most exciting of which is Kmart's selling "Mass Effect 2" for a paltry $10. (Updated with more deals from Microsoft, Steam.)

By | November 26th, 2010|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (Feb. 26-28)

It's a great week to own a PS3 or a Wii, as "Heavy Rain" and "Endless Ocean: Blue World" should both appeal to casual, adult gamers.

By | February 27th, 2010|0 Comments

Game of the year runners-up

A look at the video games that captured my imagination almost as much as "Dragon Age: Origins," my 2009 game of the year.

By | January 8th, 2010|2 Comments

A great time to get started on ‘Demon’s Souls’

I just wrapped up my first playthrough of BioWare's excellent "Dragon Age: Origins" (rated M, $60 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, $50 for PC), and I knew the next two games from 2009 I wanted to play were "Demon's Souls" and "Batman: Arkham Asylum." I wasn't sure how I [...]

By | December 22nd, 2009|1 Comment

Thoughts on Green Day ‘Rock Band’ and other new titles

Last weekend's Video Game Awards weren't all about 2009. Publishers also used Spike TV's annual show to air trailers for upcoming titles as well as show off a handful of previously unannounced titles. None of the three high-profile continuations of existing franchises made a heck of a lot of sense [...]

By | December 18th, 2009|14 Comments

Holiday gift guide

Holiday gift suggestions for just about every gamer on your list.

By | December 2nd, 2009|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (Sept. 18-20)

With two dynamite games for the Nintendo DS, a pair of hockey games, a top-flight racing sim and a new "Marvel Ultimate Alliance" all hitting this week, the pre-Christmas release rush is officially on.

By | September 20th, 2009|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (Aug. 28-30)

Some folks are already calling "Batman: Arkham Asylum" the greatest tie-in game ever. The fact that it's not directly tied to a movie release date or script probably has a lot to do with it.

By | August 28th, 2009|0 Comments

What to play this weekend, catch up edition (Aug. 7-9)

An extra long version of What to Play. Thanks to my recent computer woes and vacation, this week's installment features the highlights from the last three weeks.

By | August 9th, 2009|2 Comments