Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Dennis McCauley

Dennis McCauley has written about video games and other tech topics for publications liked Computer Gaming World, Wired News and Salon. His game reviews have appeared in the Inquirer since 1998. Dennis is also the editor of the widely-read GamePolitics.com website.
  Email Dennis at dmccauley@phillynews.com
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The video-game industry's big dance is a lot smaller. For the last decade, I've attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, as it is known. As the video-game industry grew, each show became more ear-splitting and more jam-packed than the one preceding, until last year 60,000 sweaty gaming types herded themselves into the Los Angeles Convention Center.
So you're packing the car for that long drive to the Poconos or Jersey Shore? Don't forget the games. Take it from the voice of experience - if you've got kids and a car ride, nothing cuts down on those annoying, plaintive whines of "Are we there yet?" quite like a good portable game system. There are a number of options available.