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Update: Best of Black Friday deals

Here’s a look at a few Black Friday deals that caught my eye, the most exciting of which is Kmart’s selling “Mass Effect 2″ for a paltry $10. (Updated with more deals from Microsoft, Steam.)… Read More »

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.… Read More »

Holiday gift guide

Holiday gift suggestions for just about every gamer on your list.… Read More »

Black Friday ad roundup

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

PS3′s “inFAMOUS” a crash course in being a superhero

Despite a plot ripped from the pages of countless comic books, the brilliantly written “inFAMOUS” nails what it must feel like to be a newly minted superhero. You’ll flex your muscles and think, “Look what I can do,” as you shoot lightning from your hands and skate across power lines. But you’ll also grow weary of administering to the sick, chasing down muggers and posing for photographs when you’ve got bigger fish to fry.… Read More »