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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 [...]

By | December 30th, 2011|0 Comments

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.

By | December 11th, 2011|0 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

Games of the half-year

The year's half over, and "Bulletstorm" unexpectedly stands tall as my game of the half-year.

By | July 6th, 2011|5 Comments

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."

By | June 13th, 2011|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (June 10-12)

Publishers largely sat back during E3 week, with "Infamous 2" being the lone must-play release.

By | June 12th, 2011|0 Comments

What I played (May 2-8)

I've been playing a lot of "Brink" in the run-up to Tuesday's release. I also managed to sneak in some "Bulletstorm" and "Divinity II," among other things.

By | May 9th, 2011|0 Comments

Review: Bulletstorm gleefully fun, profane

A huge population of nongamers and gamers alike will undoubtedly be turned off by “Bulletstorm’s” ample profanity, frequent references to sex acts and gory dismemberments, but to casually dismiss it as "just another violent video game" misses the point.

By | March 16th, 2011|0 Comments

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."

By | February 27th, 2011|0 Comments

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.

By | February 25th, 2011|0 Comments