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What you should’ve played last weekend (March 26-28)

I’ve fallen a bit behind on these, as there’ve been a fair number of new releases and I’ve found myself working weekends. Let’s get caught up, shall we? Nintendo DSi XL ($190): Nintendo’s latest handheld, in stores Sunday, is simply a bigger version of the last one. If you eyed a DSi but balked because its small size made it feel like a child’s toy, this is for you. If you already own a DSi or DS Lite, there’s likely… Read More »

What you should have been playing this weekend (March 5-7)

“Battlefield: Bad Company 2″ (rated M, $60 on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, $50 on PC): Like its closest competitor, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” this game features a single-player campaign but is really all about the online multiplayer. The main things this game offers over its rival are dedicated server support for the PC and the ability to use party chat on Xbox Live. “Modern Warfare 2″ disabled the latter feature in the interest of discouraging cheating, but… Read More »

What you should have been playing (Feb. 19-21)

I’ve been a busy lad in the newsroom over the past few days, so rather than a “what to play this weekend” post, you’re getting a “what you should have been playing” post. So if you haven’t been rocking “Aliens vs. Predator” multiplayer or eating delicious pie in “The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom,” consider yourself chided. That said, the list of what’s looking good is fairly short this week. Not that I’m complaining. In “Mass Effect 2″ and “BioShock 2,”… Read More »