When it works, NBA 2K15 offers compelling content

October 17, 2014

By Matt Bertz | Game Informer Magazine
NBA 2K15
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Style: 1 to 4-Player Sports (10-Player Online)
Publisher: 2K Sports
Developer: Visual Concepts
ESRB: E, for Everyone
Building a championship team is one of the most befuddling jobs in professional sports. You can get everything aligned — a [...]

‘Super Smash Bros.’ for 3DS is a riot

October 10, 2014

Nintendo’s decision to put “Smash Bros.” on the 3DS struck me as an exceptionally weird move, even for a company that pressed its beloved characters into mortal combat in the first place.

NHL 15 fails to score

September 19, 2014

By Matt Bertz | Game Informer Magazine, (MCT)
NHL 15
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Style: 1-or 2-Player Sports (2-Player Online)
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Canada
ESRB: E10+
During the transition to the PS3/360 from the prior generation, EA Sports made a gross miscalculation in stripping many long-established modes from the new versions of its games. [...]

‘Sims 4’ fails to break any new ground

September 12, 2014

Devoted fans of “The Sims” spend years playing each entry, continually expanding their sims’ lives. Some have family lineages that span generations, and others hone their building skills to create iconic landmarks.

‘Remastered’ PlayStation Classic Better Than Ever

August 8, 2014

The last console generation was a tremendous success for Naughty Dog. The gorgeous visuals and natural dialogue of the “Uncharted” series proved the team was capable of much more than cartoonish character platformers.