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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

Review: Ratchet & Clank All 4 One

There aren't many four-player, online-enabled platform-jumping games, so that alone makes "Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One" worth a look. It's a fun little diversion, but it's hampered by a dated online architecture and occasionally frustrating controls.

By | November 10th, 2011|5 Comments

Review: Gears of War 3 an epic journey

A more intimate, personal campaign and a slew of ridiculously robust multiplayer modes make "Gears of War 3" the franchise's strongest entry to date and one of this console generation's signature titles.

By | September 15th, 2011|3 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

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

What I played (April 17-May 1)

Over the past two weeks, I've mostly been playing games I reviewed or intended to review, but I managed to sneak in some "Gears of War 3" beta and start "Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga," a role-playing game that more folks should be talking about.

By | May 2nd, 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

What’s in store for Xbox 360?

I'll be spending the day hearing and playing some of the games Microsoft has planned for the Xbox 360, Games for Windows and Windows 7 smart phones. Keep an eye on my Twitter feed for news and impressions throughout the afternoon, and don't hesitate to ask questions.

By | February 24th, 2011|0 Comments