On October 5, 2012, just shy of one year ago, Jessica Ridgeway, ten, disappeared from her Westminster neighborhood while walking to school. The following week, her "not intact" remains were found in an open space area -- and before the month was out, seventeen-year-old Austin Sigg was arrested for t ... More >>
Just like they play sports, most people play video games for fun. But also just like they play sports, some people play video games competitively, both professionally and in organized amateur leagues. Yes, really. All over the world, big-money tournaments take place constantly, offering the top game ... More >>
Update: Headlines noting that seventeen-year-old Austin Sigg has been charged as an adult in the kidnapping and killing of Jessica Ridgeway, a ten-year-old Westminster girl, are a bit redundant, since documents to that effect were filed last month; see previous coverage below. But his court visit ye ... More >>
Young Americans have lots of experience with war, right? I mean, we've lived (very remotely) through wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and we've got hard-hitting blockbusters like Battleship and Red Tails to learn from. We can even step into a soldier's shoes with video games like Call of Duty, Hal ... More >>
In this week's feature, "He's Got Game," Westword takes a look at the state's bridge culture and the importance of young players for a card game generally associated with your grandparents. After meeting him at a bridge holiday party (where he actually played against a friend's grandparents), Westwo ... More >>
And you thought you had a crazy year. Getting jiggy with a student at a Baptist school, driving a scooter without a license in Miami, possessing four grams of cocaine in Aspen, threatening to shoot out a Best Buy in Aurora over a video game and literally getting shit on in Boulder -- these are all s ... More >>
If Lomon Sar is a, uh, veteran of the Call of Duty video games, then he's used to blowing things up -- at least in his digital fantasy land. But police say Somon, 31, forgot to leave his fantasy world behind on Tuesday when he threatened to blow up a Best Buy in Aurora because the store would ... More >>
Political games are hard to pull off: they're often heavy-handed and they nearly always miss the point. That said, Aaron Reed'sMaybe Make Some Change is an experience that's entirely different from any war game you've played in the last twenty years. It's a text adventure, it's a political st ... More >>
What's that, Chad? You want our attention? What a shock...NFL fans know Chad Ochocinco as a loudmouth. Even back when he had a real last name, 85 constantly chattered with officials, made signs asking not to be fined, tweeted constantly and sought out the spotlight in 1,001 ways. Call him a ... More >>
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 >>
What, no dinosaurs? Lame.What do you get when a popular game company swallows its pride and asks the anonymous users of 4chan's video game forum why they didn't like the new Call of Duty? You certainly don't get a courteous discussion of the merits of the game along with some constructive cri ... More >>
There have been rumors on the Internet the last few days saying that Call of Duty: Black Ops might be the biggest launch in video-game history -- which is actually saying quite a bit, considering people were saying the exact same thing last year about another game in the series, Call of Duty: ... More >>
Call of Duty 4 might hit a little too close to home.
Here's a brief look at some of the items America is desperate to learn about today: Carpet skates A fun new way to suffer traumatic head injuries! Carpet skates apparently let you slide across carpeted floors like you do in socks over hardwood. Thank god they didn’t have these when I was a kid, I ... More >>
It's just the only standout in an otherwise shameful launch.
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