Brian Crecente

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Charles Chaput: Denver Archbishop's attack on video-game ruling bugs Gamer Nation (VIDEO)

    Charles Chaput.​Denver-based Archbishop Charles Chaput better watch out next time he plays Call of Duty online. Why? A lot of gamers are gunning for him in the wake of an editorial in which he criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for striking down a California law meant to protect minors from vi ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    LEGO Universe: Local developer NetDevil's new online game wows critics

    ​Last January, we looked at the high stakes for NetDevil, a Louisville game developer chosen to build LEGO Universe, a massively multiplayer online game based on LEGO bricks. Building a successful MMO can be risky, and NetDevil's previous attempt had fizzled. But judging from LEGO Universe's r ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Kotaku's Child's Play Fundraiser lets gamers rock out for a cause -- and goodies

    DJ Hero​Denverite Brian Crecente is sort of the Rupert Murdoch of video games. As the editor-in-chief of the influential video game blog Kotaku, Crecente, a former Rocky Mountain News scribe, was recently named of the twenty most influential people in the video-game industry by GamePro magazin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Gamer's day in court postponed while other gamers LOL

    There's no word yet on whether a boisterous game of PlayStation will lead to a criminal record for Sean Duffy. Duffy, a 38-year-old former emergency medical technician, was arrested by the Aurora police in December after they responded to his apartment for a noise complaint. They claim Duffy viole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Forthcoming books prefigure media deluge for Columbine's tenth anniversary

    Brace yourselves: The tenth anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School arrives this April -- and it will be accompanied by a media avalanche that will hopefully add enough perspective about these horrific events to at least partially offset the pain many locals will feel at being forced to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Former staffers offer contrasting takes on the Rocky Mountain News' troubles

    In a January 21 blog, Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple emphasized that "the grapevine doesn't know what it's talking about" when it comes to the future of the paper, which was put up for sale in December by its owner, E.W. Scripps. Given the silence coming from Scripps, how ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2007

    National Press Corps Gets DNC Party Preview

    Media members planning to cover the Democratic convention have big questions for Howard Dean and his crew. Like, what about the food?

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    August 17, 2007
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    June 7, 2007

    Dusty Saunders Hits the Trail

    The Rocky's veteran broadcasting critic is the latest casualty of the paper's financial troubles.

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    April 5, 2007

    Slim, Fast

    Attrition has reduced the Rocky staff's size, but it's not happening quickly enough. A buyout targets another twenty positions.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2007

    Old News

    Execs at E.W. Scripps want to shrink the newsroom at the Rocky Mountain News, the firm's flagship paper -- and they've taken a major step toward doing so. Today, staffers at the tab received an e-mail from editor/publisher/president John Temple (pictured) announcing a "voluntary separation plan" tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    Hot Burnin'

    Reader reviews of the Rocky Mountain News' redesign may be mixed -- but whoa, what's up with the new columnist photos? Who knew that pasty and pale writers could look so damn sexy?! You have to wonder what these wordsmiths were thinking as they stepped in front of the lens. Do I smile? Do I brood? S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007
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    May 25, 2006

    Up Front

    Everything you need to know about Denver's dailies is on page one.

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    April 14, 2005

    The Message

    Wish List

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    September 9, 2004

    The Message

    Lesson Learned

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    July 24, 2003

    The Message


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    December 6, 2001

    Hit Them With Your Best Shot

    Dueling articles about police shootings spur plenty of newsroom fireworks.