Learning to love the PlayStation Vita

A long cross-country road trip and the usual summer new release doldrums have made me fall for a handheld gaming device for the first time ever.

By | September 7th, 2012|1 Comment

Review: Secret World a treat for Lovecraft fans, wannabe detectives

Funcom's new massively multiplayer online RPG can be a lot of fun, if you overlook its forgettable combat.

By | August 16th, 2012|0 Comments

Review: Lollipop Chainsaw a muddle of misogyny, empowerment

As it stumbles and lurches, “Lollipop Chainsaw” frequently comes close to being gaming’s equivalent of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” — a fun, campy celebration of butt-kicking femininity that reveres rather than leers. But Juliet’s girl power is undermined by the way secondary characters relate to her.

By | July 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Review: Diablo III doesn’t tamper with formula

In a business climate in which "fans" freaked out over too-colorful screen shots, it's hard to fault Blizzard for playing it safe with "Diablo III."

By | June 7th, 2012|3 Comments

Review: The Witcher 2 truly rated ‘M for mature’

CD Projekt's role-playing epic is one of few M-rated games that actually feels "mature."

By | June 7th, 2012|0 Comments

Review: Picking through Mass Effect 3’s messy ending

"Mass Effect 3's" ending, while unspectacular, isn't worth freaking out about.

By | April 13th, 2012|0 Comments

Review: Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

The bite-sized "Alan Wake's American Nightmare" is a noble experiment in how to extend a franchise.

By | March 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

Impressions of Vita games

Though the PlayStation Vita is an impressively built piece of technology, the pricey handheld will live and die by the quality of its software. Here's a look at some Vita launch window titles.

By | March 20th, 2012|3 Comments

A little slice of game-related music

Chairlift's "Grand Theft Auto"-inspired tune is a rare standout in the field of songs that take their cues from video games.

By | March 2nd, 2012|0 Comments

PlayStation Vita: Initial impressions

Sony's new PlayStation Vita handheld is an impressive piece of technology, but its high price means its initial customer base will be made up primarily of hardcore handheld players.

By | February 29th, 2012|0 Comments