November 2012

If it wasn’t clear before that Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet is kind of a big deal, look no further than the addition of a goofy kart racer to the canon of the franchise for a towering heap of evidence. Aptly (though somewhat-awkwardly) titled LittleBigPlanet Karting, the game brings yet another helping of character customization and user-created levels while dropping the adorably creepy Sackboy mascots into little racecars held together with cardboard and soda cans.

Kart racers seem to be a sort of developer champagne toast, a celebration of the guaranteed money-printing capabilities of a successful property, new or old. Sometimes, they’re even fun to play! READ MORE

Looking for a good game for yourself or someone else this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. The Vita has quietly built up a decent pool of games this year, and it’s been bolstered by some solid PSP digital titles, too.


The Wii had Wii Sports, and it was meant to show off the fact that Nintendo believes anyone can be a gamer. It succeeded in that goal, propelling the Wii into the record books. Now, with Nintendo tasked with finding a way to replicate that success, they’ve turned to Nintendo Land to do so. Just like Wii Sports, the goal here is to showcase the ability of the GamePad to provide new ways of playing games. And it results in a rather interesting collection of games, that all add up to a solid party title. READ MORE

Looking for a good game for yourself or someone else this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Here are this year’s releases that have our stamp of approval on the PlayStation 3.


When you think about the Call of Duty franchise, you think about the explosion-filled campaigns, the intense firefights and the increasingly popular competitive multiplayer. You may also think it’s a franchise that is beginning to show its age and is in desperate need for something fresh.

Black Ops II, Treyarch’s latest in the bombastic FPS franchise, is the first time the series has seen a new coat of paint in quite a while. It’s still what you might expect from a game called Call of Duty, but it offers a surprising glimpse into a direction that would be beneficial to the series in the long run. READ MORE