Playing Critic

Playing Critic

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.