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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

Preview: PixelJunk Lifelike

The next game in the "PixelJunk" series for PlayStation 3 isn't really a "game" at all. Rather, it's an interactive musical experience that lets you create custom electronic music tracks with the PlayStation Move.

By | July 15th, 2011|0 Comments

What I played (June 20-26)

"Magic: The Gathering" and "Shadows of the Damned" dominated my week.

By | June 28th, 2011|0 Comments

E3: Rise of Nightmares Kinect preview

Upcoming Kinect horror game "Rise of Nightmares" tasks an American tourist with rescuing his wife and escaping the clutches of a torture-happy scientist.

By | June 24th, 2011|0 Comments

Review: Child of Eden a Kinect must-play

"Child of Eden's" short play time and "'Duck Hunt'-goes-to-a-rave" aesthetic means the game won't appeal to everyone, but anyone with an Xbox 360 and Kinect owes it to themselves to at least rent the game.

By | June 23rd, 2011|4 Comments

What I played (June 13-19)

Last week was dominated by "Duke Nukem Forever," but I still managed to cleanse my palette with some "Magic: The Gathering" and two-player co-op zombie games.

By | June 20th, 2011|0 Comments

E3: Thoughts on Day 0

On Monday, Sony named and priced its new handheld gaming device, and publishers showed off about a bazillion games. And E3 hasn't even started yet.

By | June 7th, 2011|2 Comments

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

Kinect Preview: Child of Eden

The Xbox 360's Kinect makes upcoming shooter "Child of Eden" feel both like playing a video game and conducting an orchestra.

By | March 2nd, 2011|0 Comments