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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 »

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.… 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 »

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 »