PTOM Print Contributions Oct. 2010 Issue

I love that the cover of the Oct. issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine boasts in tiny, barely readable text: “Now with 100% more Yoda!” Indeed, Yoda does make quite an appearance in the issue, as do I. In my PSN Games review column this month I tackle Death Track: Resurrection, The Price Is Right, Planet Minigolf, Voodoo Dice, and Catan, among various add-ons and PSOne titles. Stay tuned, as I have some good stuff going in the next issue.

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Top Downloadable Games June 2010


“Summer is officially here, and the month of June brings with it some seriously hot downloadable games to match rising temperatures and sunny weather. If you need a break from the bright sun, there are plenty of cool new gaming downloads to check out for every system. Get ready for action this month, as we blast colorful gems, pull off daredevil bike stunts, incinerate space garbage, and dogfight with classic cartoon characters.”

Check out the full column here at What They Play.

PTOM Print Contributions June 2010 Issue

After evil subterranean excursions in Badman, I was anxious to dig into What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord?! 2. It’s a rad sequel with some solid improvements. My full-page review is in the June issue on pg. 78. It was also a good issue for downloadable games. This month’s PSN Games review column covers the retro-tastic Mega Man 10, Greed Corp, Echoshift, and Super Pocket Tennis.  You can find those write-ups on pg 90 and 91. The next issue should be out soon, and there’s more downloadable goodness to come.

PTOM Print Contributions April 2010 Issue

So I saw this issue on the news stands en-route to PAX East but completely forgot about it in the chaos vortex that comes along with cramming over 50,000 geeks in a single building. In my PlayStation Network Games review column in the April 2010 issue of PTOM, I tackle Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond, Battle Fantasia, Puzzlegeddon, Polar Panic, and Frogger Returns. I also give my recommendations on PSOne downloads and game add-ons, so check out all that good stuff if you can.  I already have the May 2010 issue in hand and will be posting about that shortly, as it has an extra piece I wrote in addition to my monthly PSN rundown.

PTOM Print Articles in Feb. 2010 issue

Now that the Feb. 2010 issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine is finally out, I supposed I can talk a bit about my new steady gig. I started doing some sporadic freelance work for PTOM last year with a few reviews and a feature that I was particularly excited about. After a brief lull for an issue or two, I’m happy to be back in the game. Not only that, I’m super stoked to be heading up the PlayStation Network Games section with a two-page spread of downloadable game reviews each month starting with the latest issue. My first installment tackles Braid, Star Trek: D-A-C, Peggle, Gravity Crash, Military Madness: Nectaris, and more. Stay tuned, because we’ve got some great stuff coming up in upcoming issues. Thanks!

Feature: All About DSiWare

“Let’s face it; sometimes you crave a fresh dose of quick gaming fun without having to put forth a lot of physical effort or lay down a ton of money. With the prevalence of high-speed wireless internet and improved hardware capabilities, it’s becoming a lot easier to instantly purchase and download new games without even having to set foot in a store. Wii owners may have hundreds of low-cost classic Virtual Console NES and downloadable WiiWare games available at their fingertips, but now even DSi owners can get in on the downloadable fun.”

Check out the full article here at What They Play.

Top Downloadable Games for November


“This month’s download picks offers up a fun mix of retro dirt bikers, monster-battling puzzle wizards, microscopic musical sea life, and peg-busting bouncy balls.”

Check out my monthly downloadable gaming column from Green Pixels now at its new home here at What They Play. This installment was delayed slightly due to technical matters.