Good Game: Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age, and BioShock DLCs, a Portal 2 Preview, Rock Band 3 and Elemental

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Portal 2 (Xbox, PS3, PC, Feb 9, 2011) — Valve released new gameplay footage of the puzzler game, which picks up a number of years after the events of the original, and requires players to use new physics-based mechanics to defeat the AI overlord of Aperture Science. The video also introduces you to your sidekick Wheatley.


This sequel has been getting a lot of good buzz; I’m looking forward to playing the first one to find out what all the fuss is about. If you’re a fan of the original, let me know why in the comments.

BioShock Infinite (Xbox, PS3, PC 2012) — Machinima did a very funny “literal video” of Irrational Games’ trailer for their upcoming game set in a city in the sky.


“Tell a baby to talk to the hand.” Nice.

Rock Band 3 (Xbox , Oct. 26) — Harmonix released a trailer this week showing off the new keyboard peripheral.


The full set list was released, too, and I’m really looking forward to playing Rilo Kiley‘s “Portions for Foxes,” Joan Jett‘s “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” and Amy Winehouse‘s “Rehab.”

The list also includes several songs from the ’80s and ’90s. Between Tears for Fears‘s “Everbody Wants to Rule the World,” Whitesnake‘s “Here I Go Again,” and Night Ranger‘s “Sister Christian,” I’ll be tempted to pull my old prom dresses out of the closet and wear them while I play the game (until I remember what they look like — what was I thinking?!).

The only thing that would make my Rock Band walk down memory lane truly complete is some Rob Base, MC Hammer and — for the lip-synching irony alone — Milli Vanilli. Girl, you know it’s true!

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