What to play this weekend (Oct. 2-4)

"Wii Fit Plus" (rated E, $20 as standalone game, $100 bundled with balance board): If you already own a balance board and are still enjoying the first "Wii Fit," plunking down a mere $20 for the sequel seems like a no-brainer. The exercise game includes everything you'll find on the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2009|0 Comments

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

"Halo 3: ODST" (rated M, $60 on Xbox 360): The latest game set in the "Halo" universe will confuse folks who are only passably familiar with the game's universe. Let's start with its ill-conceived name. See, unlike most video games with a number and a colon in the title ("Call [...]

By | September 26th, 2009|2 Comments

What to play this weekend (Sept. 11-13)

This week begins and ends with "The Beatles: Rock Band." In the middle? More "Beatles: Rock Band," just for good measure. Oh, and there were some other games, too.

By | September 12th, 2009|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (Sept. 4-7)

Hopefully this Labor Day weekend finds you knocking back some cold beverages and enjoying delicious barbecue with family or friends. If you're like me, though, and not far from home, there's a little time for gaming, including the newest title in the gathering-friendly "Guitar Hero" franchise.

By | September 6th, 2009|2 Comments

And we’re back…

Explaining my long absence over the past couple of weeks. Short version: Perfect storm of bad cold, dead laptop, visitor from out of town and wedding anniversary.

By | August 5th, 2009|0 Comments

Don’t buy Wii MotionPlus at GameStop

The world's biggest video game retailer is selling the popular new Wii accessory for $5 more than the suggested retail price. Pick it up somewhere else.

By | July 23rd, 2009|11 Comments

What to play this weekend (July 17-19)

You'd think with kids out of school for the summer, game publishers would be flooding the marketplace with quality titles looking to capture some of that summer job dollar. But you'd be wrong. "NCAA Football 10" is the only big retail release this week. Luckily, Sony and Microsoft are filling the void with some downloadable goodness.

By | July 17th, 2009|2 Comments

Review: Magic: The Gathering on Xbox 360

The popular Magic: The Gathering collectible card game makes a solid, if somewhat simple, debut in a $10 downloadable game called "Duels of the Planeswalkers."

By | July 15th, 2009|3 Comments