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What to play this weekend (March 12-14)

“Final Fantasy XIII” (rated T, $60 on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360): After nearly five years, Square Enix’s flagship franchise finally arrives on the PS3 and 360. Plotwise, it’s the standard fare of a band of misfits teaming up to save the world, but the gameplay has been shaken up pretty radically. For one thing, the first 20 or 30 hours are pretty linear. There are no towns and little exploration. You’re basically playing a movie, although to a certain… Read More »

What to play this weekend (July 10-12)

Arcade baseball title “The Bigs 2″ is the only big retail release, but a slew of new downloadable games plus a temporary sale of “N+” for $5 on Xbox Live keep things interesting.… Read More »