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Color me skeptical about WatchDogs

Early E3 buzz makes it seem that Ubisoft's "WatchDogs" will be the breakout surprise of this year's show.

If you watch the game-play demo at the official website, http://watchdogs.ubi.com/watchdogsgame/en-GB/home/, you'll probably agree.

Open beta for TERA takes place this weekend

Interested in joining a short public beta for upcoming action MMO "TERA"?

Well, I've got the information you want below.

Many Dovahkiin dreams are about to come true

When playing "Skyrim," did you ever shout "Fus Ro Dah!" at the screen instead of hitting the button, hoping it would somehow magically work?

Pretty soon, it actually will — as long as you are playing on an Xbox 360 with Kinect.

Yes, "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" is getting Kinect support — though only the voice-activated kind, not the arm-flailing, jumping up-and-down type.

My apologies for my absence

Hi everybody. Sorry I haven't written anything in a while. I guess you could say I've been distracted. Lazy too.

I've got a few reviews in the hopper, but I just haven't been able to finish them off. Blame a tumultuous personal life ... and laziness too.

GIFT GUIDE: Gamers love gear too

You're looking for the right gift for the gamer(s) in your life, but you don't know what kinds of things they like to play? No problem. There's a lot of other things that make for great presents.

GIFT GUIDE: What to get the gamer in your life

With the season of gift-giving once again upon us, you might be wondering what to get the gamers in your life.

The Ace Combat series flies into the world of modern warfare

For the first time in console history, the "Ace Combat" series has left behind its usual fictional-world setting in order to tell a modern, real-world anti-terrorism story, reminiscent of what one sees in such games as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" and "Battlefield 3."

"Saints Row" returns in excellent, twisted form

The Third Street Saints are back, and they're just as profane, perverted and fun to play with as ever.

The last time we saw them (the end of "Saints Row 2"), they were on top of the world, having climbed a pile of bodies in the city of Stilwater to emerge as masters of all they surveyed.

Lucky folks in New York got to try hand at Mario simulation

"Super Mario 3D Land" for the Nintendo 3DS is coming out tomorrow. In celebration of that fact, Nintendo held a launch event at Military Island in New York City's Times Square. The following video makes me wish I could have attended. Oh, I'm not really jealous of the people who got to try out the game demo.

"Skyrim" keeps "Elder Scrolls" series on top of the world

"The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" should come with a huge warning label displayed prominently on the packaging: