• Gamer Girlfriend: Thoughts for a Rainy Afternoon

    It’s weird how things change. I was recently looking back over the archives of "Gamer Girlfriend," which date back to early 2008, and I was surprised to notice a gradual but distinct progression in the way my column has evolved over the years. Originally, it was about the crazy antics and wacky misadventures of Mike, my own dear “Gamer in Residence,” and the trials and tribulations that came from first dating, and then living with him. After a while, it was about my own tentative forays in the gaming world. “Reflections on Grand Theft Auto IV” was followed with a cute story about how I acquired my pink DS and very first game cartridges (Animal Crossing and Cooking Mama). Then came Kingdom Hearts, the first “real” game I ever played by myself. From then on, my column became increasingly focused on the games I was playing, and somewhat less on the games Mike was into.

  • Boom Blox (Wii)

    It started with an inkling. An idea. An idea formed by a man. A man with a big important name, a lot of clout, and a lot of money, who one day said he wanted to make a game he could play with his kids

  • Captain Eric’s Psychic Thumb Feature Presentation

    Well, it's another year, and we're all still here, gaming our little hearts out. Now, I hate to be a downer at the start of the new year, but my predictions in videogame land this month are not going to be all that bright. OK, I lied—I love being a downer. With that in mind, let's get on to the reviews of these soon-to be-forgotten-before-they-are-released titles! BOOYAH.