Playing Critic

Xbox One reversals sound good, but are they?

Oh Microsoft, what are we to do with you? Since debuting the Xbox One to a collective "meh" at E3, you've reversed yourself on almost every design decision you'd made.

Your draconian-sounding policies regarding used games? Gone.


Xbox One revealed, but I'm not impressed yet

Microsoft unveiled details about its next console earlier today (5/21/13), and I yawned my way through the entire presentation.


An early look at The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

CD Projekt RED has released its first batch of screenshots for the recently revealed "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt."

The previous games have been pretty fantastic, so I'm very hopeful they'll follow through on their promises that this game will be much bigger in scope.


A glimpse at 'Star Trek: The Video Game'

It won't be long before "Star Trek: The Video Game" hits store shelves — April 23, to be exact — so Paramount Pictures has released a bunch of screenshots in anticipation.


"Crysis 3's" weak story hamstrings strong game-play

Perhaps you've seen the commercial: An armored figure struts fearlessly through battle in a wooded glade, blasting away a pack of soldiers with a shotgun, smiting a military helicopter with a bow and arrow, leaping ferociously into a melee with vicious aliens — seemingly without a care in the world — as ZZ Top's "Sharp-Dressed Man" thunders in the background.


THQ plans sale of remaining properties, including "Red Faction"

Volition Inc.'s "Red Faction" and "Summoner" series may have a future after all.

The same can also be said for "Darksiders," "Homeworld," "MX," "Destroy All Humans," "de Blob" and pretty much every other THQ property that wasn't sold off in the company's auction last month.


Sony's PS4 reveal a lot of 'tell,' not much 'show'

As expected, Sony Computer Entertainment formally announced the PlayStation 4 on Wednesday night.

Yes, the new console’s name was predictable, but why waste brand recognition?


Dragonborn DLC now available for PS3

Here's some hits from the variety of gaming news in my inbox:

DLC confirmed

First up, Bethesda Softworks has finally released the PlayStation 3 version of the Dragonborn expansion for "Skyrim."

And it's 50 percent off ($9.99) during launch week.


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