Curtain closes on Guitar Hero; genre next?

The world's largest video game publisher pulled the plug on "Guitar Hero" on Wednesday. What happened?

By | February 10th, 2011|0 Comments

What I played this week (May 30-June 5)

"Super Mario Galaxy 2" continued to rule my life this week, but I found time for a few other games, too.

By | June 5th, 2010|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (June 4-6)

This week's high-profile new releases, "Alpha Protocol" and "Backbreaker," have been getting mixed reviews, so we're gonna switch things up a little and go with a great game that just got a price drop, two games that got downloadable content and a couple of downloadable games.

By | June 5th, 2010|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (April 2-4)

There's not much in the way of compelling new games this week, but a handful of existing titles got compelling downloadable content.

By | April 3rd, 2010|4 Comments

Warming up to Green Day: Rock Band [update]

While I'm still skeptical that there's enough demand out there for a $60 "Rock Band" game devoted exclusively to Green Day, I'm a little less so after watching a few of the folks from Harmonix Music Systems play the game on stage during Wednesday night's "Rock Band" party on the [...]

By | March 11th, 2010|1 Comment

What you should have been playing this weekend (March 5-7)

"Battlefield: Bad Company 2" (rated M, $60 on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, $50 on PC): Like its closest competitor, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," this game features a single-player campaign but is really all about the online multiplayer. The main things this game offers over its rival are [...]

By | March 8th, 2010|1 Comment

What to play this weekend (Feb. 12-14)

"BioShock 2" (rated M, $60 on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, $50 on PC): You'll return to the underwater, Art Deco-influenced city of Rapture in the sequel to my favorite game of 2007. I've deliberately been avoiding reading too much about it, so I'll keep this preview nice and short. [...]

By | February 12th, 2010|0 Comments

What to play this weekend (Feb. 5-7)

The new "Star Trek" MMO is the lone major release, but you can pick up "'Splosion Man" on the cheap on Xbox Live. If you're a PC gamer who hasn't played the first "BioShock" yet, a couple of sites are giving away the original if you preorder the sequel.

By | February 7th, 2010|7 Comments

Getting the most out of your gift cards

Soon, it'll be Christmas morning, or less than a week after the end of Hanukkah, and you’ll have a stack of gift cards. Rather than burning a huge percentage of your haul on a $50 or $60 game like “New Super Mario Bros. Wii” or “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [...]

By | December 23rd, 2009|4 Comments

Hoping for an Umloud! repeat

Normally, I wouldn't post about an event I attended more than a week ago, but when the event is for a good cause, I'll make an exception. Just before I took some time off of work, my wife and I attended the Ümloud! fundraiser in San Francisco. Held Dec. 9, [...]

By | December 21st, 2009|0 Comments