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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 dictates a favorite must be picked. Epic Games’ “Gears of War 3” (rated M, $60 for Xbox 360) [full review] stands apart from this year’s other releases because it accomplishes an unheard-of… Read More »

2011 holiday gift guide, extended remix

A much longer version of the holiday gift guide that recently ran in The Press Democrat features plenty of suggestions for all sorts of gamers.… Read More »

What I played (May 16-June 12)

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but nonreview games I’ve managed to sneak in include “Outland” and “Dragon Quest IX.” I’ve also been spending time with old favorites “Bulletstorm” and “Portal 2.”… Read More »

What to play this weekend (Feb. 25-27)

This week, you can play as Sev and Rico in “Killzone 3″ or try a game that’s quite possibly making fun of them in “Bulletstorm.”… Read More »

Here’s what lies ahead for Xbox 360

I spent a good five-plus hours Thursday at Microsoft’s showcase of upcoming games for the Xbox 360, Kinect, PC and Windows 7 phones. Here’s a quick recap of the news from the event, along with some quick reactions to what I saw and played.… Read More »