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Eric Wittmershaus got a ColecoVision for Christmas in the early '80s and never looked back. He became a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan because the Milwaukee Brewers weren't in RBI Baseball. Email him at gamewit[at]gmail[dot]com and find him on Twitter @gamewit. Dirk Dorkelson on Xbox Live and Dirk_Dorkelson on PSN and Steam.

Jerry Rice’s endorsement is for the dogs

A new game for the Nintendo Wii features San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer Jerry Rice playing quarterback for a team full of canines. Here's a look at the game as well as other unexpected or dubious endorsements by professional athletes.

By | August 25th, 2011|5 Comments

What I played (Aug. 8-21)

The Summer of Japanese Strangeness (TM) comes to an end, and I start working through my backlog.

By | August 22nd, 2011|1 Comment

Review: El Shaddai a feast for the eyes

Based on an ancient religious text about a mortal sent from heaven to capture fallen angels, "El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron" is a treat for the eyes and ears, if not always the thumbs.

By | August 18th, 2011|3 Comments

Review: Catherine a supernatural soap opera

Atlus' unusual "Catherine" tasks players with solving difficult puzzles while navigating a love triangle that's straight out of a soap opera, if the soap opera were directed by David Lynch and influenced by "Nightmare on Elm Street."

By | August 11th, 2011|1 Comment

What I played (July 18-Aug. 7)

The past few weeks of this slow summer have been spent playing "Catherine" and "Infamous 2," plus a handful of downloadable games and older releases.

By | August 8th, 2011|3 Comments

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

Nexon's free-to-play MMO is in open beta and set to launch in a few days. Also worth a look from recent weeks, "Catherine," "Bastion" and "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet," among others.

By | August 7th, 2011|0 Comments

Rage hands-on preview

The latest first-person shooter from the studio behind classics such as "Doom" and "Quake" features the expected well-tuned gunplay but also some surprisingly fun vehicle segments and the voice work of John Goodman.

By | August 4th, 2011|2 Comments

Review: Infamous 2’s end justifies its means

Though it features plenty of stumbles along the way, "Infamous 2's" ending is just as explosively amazing as the first game's beginning.

By | July 28th, 2011|0 Comments

Beyond Summer of Arcade

Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion is all well and good, but here's a look at a few great downloadable games that can hold their own against the format's very best.

By | July 21st, 2011|0 Comments

Review: Hand-painted Bastion dazzles

The first Summer of Arcade release is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous, hand-painted adventure whose narrator helps it play like a living storybook.

By | July 20th, 2011|2 Comments