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My 2011 Game of the Year and runners-up

It’s been such a great year for video games I could make a convincing year-end top-five list featuring only games I came nowhere near finishing. The games I did play in 2011 astounded. This year’s tops five are all worthy of being Game of the Year, but decorum [...]

By | December 30th, 2011|0 Comments

Games of the half-year

The year's half over, and "Bulletstorm" unexpectedly stands tall as my game of the half-year.

By | July 6th, 2011|5 Comments

What I played (May 16-June 12)

It's been a while since I've done one of these, but nonreview games I've managed to sneak in include "Outland" and "Dragon Quest IX." I've also been spending time with old favorites "Bulletstorm" and "Portal 2."

By | June 13th, 2011|0 Comments

What I played (April 17-May 1)

Over the past two weeks, I've mostly been playing games I reviewed or intended to review, but I managed to sneak in some "Gears of War 3" beta and start "Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga," a role-playing game that more folks should be talking about.

By | May 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

Ever kept an audio diary?

Whether you're a titan of industry, a maverick social revolutionary or just a space Marine about to die, if you're a video game character in a modern action title, there's a good chance that at some point you sat down to dictate your innermost thoughts to a machine. Then you set the tape down somewhere, walked off and forgot about it.

By | April 29th, 2011|0 Comments

Review: Portal 2 matches the hype

"Portal 2" has considerably more expectations put on it than its low-key predecessor, yet it equals or surpasses the original in nearly every way.

By | April 28th, 2011|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (April 22-24)

This weekend is all about "Portal 2" and "Mortal Kombat," and not using the PlayStation Network.

By | April 24th, 2011|3 Comments

10 great games for 2011

The January lull in new video game releases makes it a great time to catch up on last year's games, which is why I'll be writing about my 2010 Game of the Year next week. It also provides an opportunity to look ahead at the games that could compete for 2011's honors.

By | January 6th, 2011|0 Comments

E3 Tuesday recap

So I can get some sleep, I'm going to avoid recapping Tuesday as exhaustively as I did Monday. I spent the time I normally would have devoted to a comprehensive recap of Tuesday writing my column on the 3DS, Kinect and PlayStation Move for Friday's paper. In lieu of a [...]

By | June 16th, 2010|5 Comments

What I’m doing Tuesday at E3

I'll be catching the keynote presentations from Nintendo and Sony early, then meeting in appointments with a handful of publishers.

By | June 15th, 2010|0 Comments