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What we’ll see from E3

I’m spending the week in Los Angeles, at the video game industry’s annual showcase known as E3. Here’s a look at what I expect to see, and what I’m most excited about.… Read More »

More compilations I’d like to see

The video game industry just isn’t as good as the motion picture or music industries at preserving its classics. Here are a few franchises I’d like to see get the same deluxe reissue treatment that Sony recently gave its “God of War” and “Sly Cooper” games.… Read More »

My gaming coma, or I justify my existence

If you’re even a slightly occasional reader of this blog, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of classics I haven’t played. Here’s a quick explanation of why, as well as why I think it’s important you know.… Read More »

What to play this weekend (April 9-11)

With a paucity of new releases this week, it’s a great time to go back and play those old Xbox games, since Microsoft is ending online support for “Halo 2,” Crimson Skies” and a host of older games on Thursday. Plus, the first two “Borderlands” add-ons show up on a retail disc, and “Geometry Wars 2″ is on sale.… Read More »

Mixed feelings on new Star Wars MMO

That sci-fi role-playing game savants Bioware were developing a massively multiplayer online game set in the Star Wars universe was one of gaming’s worst-kept secrets. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still get all excited and drool over this week’s official unveiling of “Star Wars: The Old Republic”. After all, having a Star Wars MMO to play that isn’t the much derided (and much abandoned) “Star Wars: Galaxies” can’t possibly be a bad thing. Still, if you’re a fan of… Read More »