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 (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

A ‘Mass Effect 2’ side mission I’d like to see

At the end of last week, Electronic Arts and BioWare announced that those of us who bought "Mass Effect 2" new will be getting more free downloadable content through the game's Cerberus Network. (For the uninitiated, new copies of the game come with a one-time code to access something called [...]

By | March 1st, 2010|3 Comments

‘Mass Effect 2’ a sci-fi epic

While "Mass Effect 2" isn't perfect, BioWare might be two-thirds of the way through telling gaming's greatest story. (Updated)

By | February 10th, 2010|6 Comments

‘Mass Effect 2’s’ small universe

At times, "Mass Effect 2" can feel a bit too much like "This Is Your Life."

By | January 30th, 2010|1 Comment

What to play this weekend (Jan. 22-24)

After taking most of the fall/early winter off, I'm bringing back this weekly roundup of recommendations for the current weekend. At the time I stopped writing it, the feature kind of became a beast in the heart of the fall release schedule. The glut of games coming out each week [...]

By | January 23rd, 2010|0 Comments

Getting the most out of your gift cards

Soon, it'll be Christmas morning, or less than a week after the end of Hanukkah, and you’ll have a stack of gift cards. Rather than burning a huge percentage of your haul on a $50 or $60 game like “New Super Mario Bros. Wii” or “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [...]

By | December 23rd, 2009|4 Comments

Escaping the tyranny of Metacritic

CBS's review-aggregating website is the go-to source for gamers to find out whether new titles are any good, but is it hurting sales of innovative, underdog games?

By | October 21st, 2009|2 Comments

On-demand console gaming has a ways to go

While it's nice to see a growing stable of retail games available for Microsoft's Xbox 360, the gaming industry has a ways to go before the majority of consumers are willing to pony up money to download their games.

By | October 16th, 2009|0 Comments