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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

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

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

Super Mario Galaxy 2 review

"Super Mario Galaxy 2" might be the most fun you have playing a video game this year,

By | June 10th, 2010|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (March 19-21)

If you own a PlayStation 3, this week is all about "God of War III." If not, well, there are plenty of other games to play.

By | March 21st, 2010|0 Comments

‘Bayonetta’ gets a patch on PS3

When I reviewed "Bayonetta" last week, I made sure to point out that, while the $60, M-rated game is available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, those who'd played both versions of the game reported that the PS3 version was the less polished version. I advised gamers who owned only [...]

By | January 27th, 2010|1 Comment

They’re only spoilers if you let them be

For gamers, it's never been harder to be willfully, blissfully ignorant. Want to see how "Bayonetta" plays out, without bothering with all that pesky gameplay? No problem. All the in-game movies, as well as video tutorials for the three-week-old game's most challenging bits, are over on YouTube. Want to learn [...]

By | January 27th, 2010|2 Comments

‘Bayonetta’ review

Despite a muddled mash-up of woman-empowering feminism and leering perviness, Platinum Games' "Bayonetta" plays like a love letter to women and video games. Its silky-smooth combat, one-of-a-kind visuals and sweet, sassy heroine are a kick in the pants to a genre dominated by a surly war god and grunting ninja.

By | January 21st, 2010|2 Comments

Talk about self-deprecating

A look at "Bayonetta's" unusual opening.

By | January 10th, 2010|0 Comments