Preview: Conduit 2

High Voltage Software's sequel to 2009's much-hyped "The Conduit," aims to correct what went wrong and create the definitive online shooter for the Wii.

By | April 15th, 2011|0 Comments

More compilations I’d like to see

The video game industry just isn't as good as the motion picture or music industries at preserving its classics. Here are a few franchises I'd like to see get the same deluxe reissue treatment that Sony recently gave its "God of War" and "Sly Cooper" games.

By | December 24th, 2010|3 Comments

Halo: Reach review: Yeah, it’s great

With "Halo: Reach," Bungie Studios has created its signature franchise's most finely tuned, feature-packed game to date.

By | September 12th, 2010|4 Comments

What to play this weekend (April 9-11)

With a paucity of new releases this week, it's a great time to go back and play those old Xbox games, since Microsoft is ending online support for "Halo 2," Crimson Skies" and a host of older games on Thursday. Plus, the first two "Borderlands" add-ons show up on a retail disc, and "Geometry Wars 2" is on sale.

By | April 10th, 2010|2 Comments

Lessons for Activision in Microsoft-Bungie divorce

This week's split between Activision and the president and CEO of "Call of Duty" developer Infinity Ward is shaping up to be a classic rift between creative talent and the people who cut their paychecks are a fact of life. But for an example of a smooth gaming divorce, let's [...]

By | March 4th, 2010|2 Comments

X10: ‘Halo: Reach’ impressions

Thoughts on what I saw of "Halo: Reach" at X10 on Thursday.

By | February 13th, 2010|4 Comments

Online play for original Xbox to end April 15

Late last week, Microsoft took a step anyone who follows Xbox Live has known would come eventually. The company announced that on April 15, it will end support for online play of original Xbox titles. While it would seem that Microsoft, a company with pretty deep pockets, should be able [...]

By | February 9th, 2010|11 Comments