Rugby demo on way; I irrationally hate Tails; Jillian Michaels is going tomb raiding; and loads of Capcom stuff

Thanks in part to Comic-Con in San Diego, which officially starts today (Thursday, June 21, 2011), I've got screenshots and some small news items to share. (I just wish I was actually at Comic-Con, instead of enduring our lovely Midwest heat wave, but hey, I can't have everything.)

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'Captain America' a shield's throw or two away from greatness

I really want to send the developers of the new "Captain America: Super Soldier" back to the drawing board. However, I don't mean that statement as an insult.

A Tale of Two Thors

SEGA sent me two copies of "Thor: God of Thunder" for review: one for the Wii, one for the Xbox 360.

The same story — one different from the recent movie's plot — is told in both games, but it's conveyed in different ways due to the power difference between the consoles. In fact, the play mechanics are also very different between the two versions.

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.


Arcade light-gun games lose something in move to Wii

I've often found that what works in an arcade doesn't usually work at home on a console.

"Valkyria Chronicles II" not as great as original, but still really good

The original "Valkyria Chronicles," for the PlayStation 3, remains one of my favorite games of this console cycle.