A look at titles worth picking up for whatever types of gamers might be on your holiday shopping list.
Here's a quick look at what I played last week, as well as what I thought of each game.
Since the Wii launched almost four years ago, the console's owners have been treated to a seemingly endless parade of mediocre family games with the words "family," "party," "play" and "fun" in the title. Disney's "Guilty Party," which grafts simple motion-based minigames onto a structure reminiscent of the board game "Clue," bucks that trend by being surprisingly inventive as well as able to accommodate players of varying ages and skill.
Have you heard? There's a new "Halo" game out. Also, Sony launches its Wii-style motion controller Move, and San Rafael-based Telltale Games is selling its episodic "Tales of Monkey Island" for just $5 this weekend, in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Based on a preview at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Wideload's upcoming, Disney-published mystery game is that rare four-player title that has this childless gamer hoping I'll be able to wrangle some families together and play it the way it was meant to be played.