Review: Don’t miss colorful Rayman Origins

Ubisoft's "Rayman Origins" feels like a game that was sent out to die at retail. Released the same week as "Saints Row: The Third," "Halo: Anniversary" and Ubi's own "Assassin's Creed: Revelations," and just four days after "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim," the side-scrolling, two-dimensional platform-jumping game had [...]

By | December 16th, 2011|0 Comments

2011 holiday gift guide, extended remix

A much longer version of the holiday gift guide that recently ran in The Press Democrat features plenty of suggestions for all sorts of gamers.

By | December 11th, 2011|0 Comments

Review: Ratchet & Clank All 4 One

There aren't many four-player, online-enabled platform-jumping games, so that alone makes "Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One" worth a look. It's a fun little diversion, but it's hampered by a dated online architecture and occasionally frustrating controls.

By | November 10th, 2011|5 Comments

E3: Quick hits on Day 1

Some quick thoughts on Nintendo's press conference, Atlus' erotic adventure/puzzle game "Catherine," Ubisoft's "Rayman Origins" and four big titles from EA.

By | June 8th, 2011|0 Comments

E3: Thoughts on Day 0

On Monday, Sony named and priced its new handheld gaming device, and publishers showed off about a bazillion games. And E3 hasn't even started yet.

By | June 7th, 2011|2 Comments