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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.

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.

"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.

"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:

Battlefield 3's a great game, but not up to unrealistic expectations

It's not always a good thing when a game is highly anticipated, because invariably, it just can't live up to the unrealistic expectations of gamers and game journalists.

"Battlefield 3," the latest first-person shooter from Electronic Arts' acclaimed developer DICE, falls into this trap.

On the record, "Off the Record" is a cunning but lazy idea

"Dead Rising 2: Off the Record" is an excellent example of how the lazy can be cunning.

How else can I explain that Capcom has managed to create a "new" game by modestly altering an existing one?

Alice's shattered Wonderland a frighteningly good place for an adventure

How is a raven like a writing desk?

I dunno. I doubt the Mad Hatter does anymore either, considering what a ruin Wonderland has become.

Oh, maybe you hadn't heard.

Duke Nukem Forever is crude, sexist and dated, but playable

One of the first things I did in "Duke Nukem Forever" was this: I walked Duke over to a toilet, had him reach in and grab a piece of fecal matter, and then had him throw it at the wall.

That end product -- a piece of **** thrown against a wall -- seems to be how many other reviewers are describing the game overall.

'Brink's' reach exceeds its grasp; still fun though

“Brink” is a game that reaches for the stars ... and falls short.

It’s chock full of interesting and somewhat daring new game-play ideas, but most of them don’t feel fully fleshed out. The result is a game that is good, but not great or brilliant.

You should be playing "Portal 2"

I love “Portal 2.” L-U-V, love it.

OK, if you follow my Twitter account or Facebook page at all, you might be inclined to believe that I made up my mind about that fact long before I ever played the game.

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