Playing Critic

Playing Critic

'Press Start' for a good time at the movies

When the fate of the world is on the line, our greatest champions must go forth and save the day!

Except, ahem, what if they’ve already been captured?

Yeah ... that’s not good.

Immortality isn't all it's cracked up to be

Let's face facts: A lot of interesting games out there don't get much attention, because frankly, interesting rarely equals great.

"Knights Contract" is one of that number -- a nice idea held back by several shortcomings in its design.

New "Dark Souls" screenshots revealed

Hi everybody,

Sorry I still don't have my "Bulletstorm" review up, even though I played through the game days ago. I still haven't managed to put in words my thoughts about the thing.

You won't regret entering the "Killzone"

It's pretty difficult for a first-person shooter to impress me these days, I admit. But "Killzone 3" manages to do it.

Sacrifice your thumbs to save the world in "Marvel vs. Capcom 3"

Aarrrrrrgh! Why can't I beat anyone at "Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds"?

Gaming online with OnLive works surprisingly well

Just before I started writing this, I was playing "Mafia II" and "Metro 2033" on my netbook.

That should sound a bit odd, because a run-of-the-mill netbook doesn't have nearly enough power to run those games — and mine is certainly run-of-the-mill.

So how's it possible?

Last week in gaming: R.I.P. Guitar Hero, Dial P for PlayStation and new trailers

I'm a bit late with my recap of the past week's gaming news, and for that I apologize, but I did warn you that I am quite lazy.


A week in gaming: Killzone 3 open beta; Namco Bandai announcements and other miscellany

I've gotten so many press releases and other tidbits of news lately that I thought I'd try something a little different this week: a wide-ranging wrap-up of game news. I'll try to keep doing this in the weeks ahead, but no promises. I'm kind of lazy.


"Dead Space 2" a nightmare you want to have

It’s a pretty well-established fact that humans as a species have a few deeply ingrained phobias: darkness, solitude, death and vicious beasts, to name a few.

“Dead Space 2,” just like the original “Dead Space,” exploits those primal fears to great effect.