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Review: Dead Island a toad prince

You'll find a lot to love in Techland's zombie-filled fusion of open-world role-playing game and visceral, first-person slaughterfest, provided you can overlook its numerous warts.

By | September 22nd, 2011|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (May 27-30)

With the exception of off-road racing title "Dirt 3," it's a pretty slow week.

By | May 30th, 2011|1 Comment

What I played last week (July 4-10)

I had some familial commitments this week, so it was a little lighter than usual, but here's what I found time for.

By | July 11th, 2010|1 Comment

What to play this weekend (June 11-13)

The PlayStation Portable gets a Game of the Year contender, "Joe Danger" sneaks up on you and Bethesda's role-playing games are going for a song on Steam.

By | June 12th, 2010|0 Comments

Mafia II on PC: Pretty shattering glass! 3D! Billowing clothes!

I recently got a chance to preview the PC build of 2K Games' "Mafia II." The game will sport some nifty new technology governing the behavior of clothing and destructible scenery, and be playable in 3D. Here are my impressions.

By | May 25th, 2010|1 Comment

Solid first steps

Why the "Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker" tutorial I played rubbed me the wrong way, plus a short list of games with compelling ways of teaching gamers how to play them. This post is an expanded version of the column that ran in Friday's paper.

By | April 16th, 2010|2 Comments

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 [...]

By | March 31st, 2010|0 Comments

Black Friday ad roundup

A partial rundown of what retailers have to offer in the way of Black Friday video game sales.

By | November 25th, 2009|0 Comments

Impressions: Facebook, Twitter on game consoles

A quick look at how Twitter holds up on the Xbox 360, and at how Facebook works on both the 360 and PS3.

By | November 20th, 2009|2 Comments

Time for a slow-games movement?

Reading that someone finished a well-written game in just a few short hours is like hearing someone watched your favorite movie, but skipped all the "talky" parts.

By | October 29th, 2009|1 Comment