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Review: L.A. Noire flawed but essential

Like last year’s crime thriller “Heavy Rain,” its rich plot is well served by simple gameplay that prioritizes players’ ability to “read” faces, analyze clues and discern motives over an accurate and itchy trigger finger. By simplifying gameplay so that everyone can participate, Team Bondi has created a classic that gamers will be talking about for years.… Read More »

What I’ve been playing, mega catch-up edition

Here’s a look at what I’ve been playing over the past month or so, along with quick thoughts on each title.… Read More »

E3 Wednesday: 2,144 words about 14 games

If you felt cheated and robbed my quick-and-dirty recap of Tuesday at E3, go pee, wash your hands and make yourself a snack. Here’s an exhaustive accounting of nearly everything I saw and did on Wednesday at the video game industry’s annual confab in L.A. I’ll be posting more detailed stuff on a lot of these games in the days and weeks to come, but I wanted to get this out there while it’s still fresh in my mind.… Read More »