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

What to play this weekend (Oct. 1-3)

It's officially fall, with "Dead Rising 2," "FIFA Soccer 11," "Wii Party" and a new "Guitar Hero" headlining this week's new releases.

By | October 2nd, 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

What to play this weekend (Aug. 6-8)

There's not much in the way of quality new releases this week, unless that "quality' is forgettable. There are, however, a few sales and special offers of note. Plus a game I enjoyed gets patched to fix one of its irritating flaws.

By | August 7th, 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 I played this week (June 27-July 3)

Every week, I recap what I've been playing and offer some quick thoughts. Unfortunately, the embargo on "Crackdown 2" until 6 a.m. Monday prevents much discussion of the game that dominated my days off.

By | July 3rd, 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

What I played last week (June 20-26)

Before you read my recap of last week, get over to Steam before their sale on downloadable PC games ends.

By | June 28th, 2010|0 Comments

What I played last week (June 13-19)

If I don't include what I played at E3, there's not much to talk about, so I'll quickly run down everything I played at the show in a big giant list at the end.

By | June 20th, 2010|0 Comments