Plugged In

‘Resistance 3’ reviewed and more

OK, so business has officially picked up at Plugged In HQ. I finally wrapped up “Resistance 3” and posted my review, which you can read here. I’ve also received my review copy of “Rage” and am just beginning to tear into that gem.

 “FIFA 12” should be here today and I’m hoping to see “NBA 2K12” and “X-Men: Destiny” before the weekend. And then there’s the “Battlefield 3” demo and “Batman: Arkham City” is just around the corner.

It’s official — I may not see the sun again until after Christmas.

New Kinect titles reviewed

I’ve just posted my reviews of “The Gunstringer” and “Rise of Nightmares,” two games built specifically for use with Microsoft’s Kinect sensor. Check them out here or head over to the Video Games section of

‘Madden NFL 12’ review online

Check out my thoughts on EA’s “Madden NFL 12” by clicking here or visiting the Video Games section at

‘Gears of War 3’ review online now

What better way to kick off the return of the Plugged In blog than with a review of one of the year’s biggest titles, “Gears of War 3.” Click here to check it out, and get your Lancers revved up — “Gears 3” arrives in stores Sept. 20.

…They pull me back in. OK, so maybe the “they” in question here is really me, but you get the point.

It’s been quite some time since I posted an update the ol’ Plugged In blog, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been slacking off on giving you quality video game reviews. In fact, staying away from the blog has allowed me more time to play and review more games than ever before. Shoot, I even started a YouTube channel since my last visit.

But a funny thing happened on the way to leaving this blog in the past. I realize now that I need it. Sure, it’s another way to promote my reviews elsewhere on the Gazette web site. And Lord knows I’m not above some shameless self-promotion.

More importantly, though, it allows me the opportunity to not only keep you, the readers, up on the latest gaming news, but also to share my views and opinions. And I’ve got plenty of those to go around.

So expect to see this space become a little more active in the coming days and weeks. The fall is the busiest time of year in the gaming industry, and I’ll do my best to cover it all for you. So feel free to post a comment or make a suggestion. I look forward to seeing if anyone is still listening out there …