MTV's Stephen Totilo writes that it's fun playing new games, but having to keep secrets sure makes playing them feel solitary:
"My video game January is not like anyone else's video game January anywhere on the planet. And to prove it, all I need to do is look at the map and find Chubb Lane.
Chubb Lane is a stretch of road in 'Burnout Paradise,' the open-world racing game that is coming out January 22. The game's publisher, Electronic Arts, sent me an early copy of the finished game last week. It was in a box, in shrink-wrap. I popped it into my PS3, made sure that my console was hooked up to the Internet so that all my records would be saved onto the worldwide leader boards, and I started driving."