Kirk's Top 11 Games Of 2012

I played more games in 2012 than any other year of my life. It was a weird—but thoroughly wonderful—year, and one that upset a lot of my expectations. Games I'd assumed would be amazing fell short of the mark, while others came out of nowhere to become fast favorites. » 1/03/13 9:00pm 1/03/13 9:00pm

The Best Video Game Music of 2012

You press a button, and the beat drops. Forward you fly, straight into the perilous unknown, beats pushing against your eardrums as you push back against the controller. Tempo and harmony swim together, and you lose yourself in the rhythm of play. » 12/13/12 8:00pm 12/13/12 8:00pm

You Got Your Manga in my Game!

One of the most interesting things about Capcom's Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers is its art style. Like more than a few games, it has cel-shaded graphics and bright colors which give off a distinct and beautiful look. But what makes E.X. Troopers stand out is how committed it is to being a manga-in-motion. Every… » 12/07/12 4:00am 12/07/12 4:00am

The Dizzy, Delightfully Grand Music of Gravity Rush

This week saw the Western release of one of the very best games yet for the PlayStation Vita—the freewheeling, fantasy superhero game Gravity Rush » 6/14/12 7:00pm 6/14/12 7:00pm. This game has so much of what I want in a video game—it combines the exploration and collection-obsession of and with a uniquely fresh-feeling .

Gravity Rush Floats to the U.S. on June 12th

Ever since it peeked out in early looks at the Vita's launch line-up, Gravity Rush became the game I was most excited about for Sony's new gaming handheld. Japan's had it since the system's launch there but North America's had to wait to hear about a release date. We finally know that the game will be out on June… » 3/01/12 1:30pm 3/01/12 1:30pm

Gravity Rush Makes You an Accidental Mass Murderer

At its heart, Gravity Rush » 2/17/12 7:32am 2/17/12 7:32am is a steam-punk superhero adventure. Of course, Kat isn't exactly the ideal heroine, despite her obviously pure intentions. Perhaps she just needs to take a moment and look up the term "collateral damage."

Playing With Gravity. Seven Minutes of Gravity Rush Gameplay.

Gravity Rush (Gavity Daze in Japan) is one of Sony's most anticipated titles for the Vita in the West. The entire game is built around manipulating your own personal gravity as you adventure through a floating city in a mysterious steampunk world. » 2/14/12 7:49am 2/14/12 7:49am