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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 dictates a favorite must be picked. Epic Games’ “Gears of War 3” (rated M, $60 for Xbox 360) [full review] stands apart from this year’s other releases because it accomplishes an unheard-of… Read More »

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.”… Read More »

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.… Read More »

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.… Read More »

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 full-fledged recap, I’ll give you the quick rundown of what I did Tuesday. Things started off with the Nintendo and Sony media briefings, which I’ll try to cover later in… Read More »