What to play this weekend (July 1-4)

It's another slow week for new games, but "World of Warcraft" has gone free-to-play up to level 20, and there are sales everywhere.

By | July 3rd, 2011|3 Comments

LittleBigPlanet 2 review

At any gathering of parents, you don’t have to talk to many people before you find at least one who dubs video games a brain-rotting invention that turns kids into anti-social, violent cretins. While it’s true that there are way too many kids playing games made for adults, such name-calling [...]

By | February 3rd, 2011|0 Comments

Video games worth giving

A look at titles worth picking up for whatever types of gamers might be on your holiday shopping list.

By | December 10th, 2010|3 Comments

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.)

By | November 26th, 2010|0 Comments

ModNation Racers review

At its best, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable exclusive “ModNation Racers” is a worthy challenger to the “Mario Kart” throne. With fast, arcadey kart racing, a cute art style and an impressive box of tools for creating custom racers, karts and tracks and sharing them online, it ups the ante [...]

By | July 1st, 2010|1 Comment

‘ModNation Racers’ hands-on

With robust character-, vehicle- and track-customization features, upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive "ModNation Racers" looks to one-up "Mario Kart Wii." I got a chance to play the game and talk to its creators at last week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

By | March 17th, 2010|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (Feb. 12-14)

"BioShock 2" (rated M, $60 on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, $50 on PC): You'll return to the underwater, Art Deco-influenced city of Rapture in the sequel to my favorite game of 2007. I've deliberately been avoiding reading too much about it, so I'll keep this preview nice and short. [...]

By | February 12th, 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

What to play this weekend (Aug. 28-30)

Some folks are already calling "Batman: Arkham Asylum" the greatest tie-in game ever. The fact that it's not directly tied to a movie release date or script probably has a lot to do with it.

By | August 28th, 2009|0 Comments

PlayStation 3 price cut, new model

Sony's announcement of a $100 price drop for the PlayStation 3 should signal the beginning of the end of the $400 video game console, at least until the next round of hardware.

By | August 19th, 2009|2 Comments