Review: Picking through Mass Effect 3’s messy ending

"Mass Effect 3's" ending, while unspectacular, isn't worth freaking out about.

By | April 13th, 2012|0 Comments

Dragon Age II hands-on preview

Last week, I got my hands on a demo for "Dragon Age II" that will be released to the general public in a couple of weeks. Here are my impressions of what I've played, as well as my thoughts to date on BioWare's more action-oriented approach to its signature franchises, "Dragon Age" and "Mass Effect."

By | February 8th, 2011|3 Comments

What to play this weekend (Jan. 21-23)

A crazy fall has given way to a mellow winter, so I'm going to resume doing these weekly pieces recapping new games and deals worth jumping on. Here's a look at what's going on for the weekend of Jan. 21-23.

By | January 22nd, 2011|0 Comments

Rounding out top 10 games of 2010

Last week, I named "BioShock 2" my 2010 Game of the Year. "Mass Effect 2" leads a compelling crop of runners-up.

By | January 20th, 2011|0 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

What to play, mega-catchup edition

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.

By | September 19th, 2010|0 Comments

Highlights from Gamescom

The European counterpart to E3 (except bigger and open to the public) has been going on in Cologne, Germany this week. The big headlines include "Mass Effect 2" coming to the PlayStation 3 early next year and a new "Age of Empires" social game for the PC.

By | August 20th, 2010|0 Comments

Games of the half-year

With the year half-over and having brought more high-profile new games than the typical winter/spring months, it’s a good time to handicap the Game of the Year race. Here’s a list of the five titles I’ve enjoyed the most this year, along with a sixth that could move up based on software patches and online play.

By | July 14th, 2010|4 Comments

What to play this weekend (June 18-20)

With the game industry's focus being on E3 in Los Angeles and all the games we'll be playing into early next year, this week was a quiet one for new releases. The most intriguing options for new pickups this week are the sales going on on various digital stores and a downloadable add-on for "Mass Effect 2."

By | June 20th, 2010|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (May 28-31)

"ModNation Racers" fires a shot across "Mario Kart's" bow, and PC strategy title "Sins of a Solar Empire" can be had for just $4 if you download it this weekend.

By | May 29th, 2010|0 Comments