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Calendar full of promising games

Blogger’s note: This list of upcoming games I’m looking forward to appeared recently in The Press Democrat, but I held it back for publication so that I could add a few more titles I didn’t have room for in print. Now that every video game company has cleared the decks of new titles to get ahead of Christmas, gamers are catching up on three months’ worth of stellar games. But that doesn’t mean we can’t pause between sessions of “Skyrim”… Read More »

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 »

PC games I want to play

Now that I’ve got my gaming PC built, games I’m most looking forward to include “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings,” upcoming MMOs “The Secret World” and “Knights of the Old Republic,” as well as entire genres I can’t play on consoles.… Read More »

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 »

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 »