"Uh-oh. This isn't good. They're clearing rooms. I think we're getting SWATted." Those are the words said by Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson, founder of a Littleton-based gaming group called The Creatures, just before police burst into the studio from which he was live-streaming Counter-Strike. Why? A ho ... More >>
If fireworks and baseball games aren't your thing, July has plenty of geek entertainment on tap -- whether you're looking to flex your gaming muscles, get the latest book in the classic Shannara series signed by the author or just sit in the blessedly cool air-conditioned embrace of a movie theater ... More >>
I haven't played enough of the first three Forza Motorsport games to tell you if their car-worshipping DNA is well-represented in Forza Horizon, their stepchild. But I can tell you that not only is Horizon a truly stellar game in its own right, it understands why we love Colorado. See also: - 10 vi ... More >>
Long before Lil Wayne allegedly sampled a track from Sword & Sworcery, independent video-game soundtracks have consistently been topping the sales charts on Bandcamp. It's gotten to the point that when a reasonably hyped game releases a soundtrack, it's almost inevitable that it will end up i ... More >>
We have reached the absolute lull of the summer as far as new releases are concerned. But while nothing coming out on DVD this week appealed to us, we did manage to track down a few books, games and comics that should provide some nice indoor entertainment while everyone else is off getting s ... More >>
With the dearth of new releases this week, it seems like the media industries think we should all get out of the house a little in the summer, or they don't like releasing anything new. What they don't know is that it's too damn hot outside, and nobody with any sense really wants to go out th ... More >>
All of these rain-soaked evenings have been keeping us locked indoors lately, and while we've got stockpiles of media to keep us entertained, that doesn't mean we don't want more. Of course, being that it's summertime, the media conglomerates have all teamed up to narrow the spectrum of new r ... More >>
This week we've got a pretty random collection of choice crap to purchase to make your life less of a waste. We know how it goes: You're bored, and the only way to fill the the void in your heart is to purchase as much media as you possibly can every week. It's okay, we understand, and that's ... More >>
If most authors leave an unfinished novel lying around, it doesn't really mean anything. It's usually unfinished because at best it's crap and at worst, unreadable. There have been exceptions: Kafka left behind The Castle, Chaucer left The Canterbury Tales unfinished, and Mark Twain's Mysteri ... More >>
While party people are likely celebrating Fat Tuesday by hitting the streets and getting sucker punched by as much beers as their gut can handle, some of us prefer to spend our days indoors consuming mass amounts of media and feeling sorry for ourselves for not having any friends. Thankfully, ... More >>
If you're one of those weirdoes that do your taxes straight away at the end of January, then chances are you've got a big old government check burning a whole in your pocket right now. Thankfully, we've got plenty of stuff for you to spend your money on. If you've got a bad memory, if you're ... More >>
The beginning of February is kind of a lull in the new release schedule, but we've dug through the crap to find some truly exceptional stuff this week. In fact, there are some things we're truly excited about, especially Space Jam, which for whatever stupid reason we've held onto our love of. ... More >>
You'd think that publishers would take the first weeks of the year off when it comes to new releases, so that people don't forget about things during Best of the Year time, but there is a theory in the psychology world that people tend to think best of two different things: stuff from early i ... More >>
As we're heading straight into Christmas, the new-release rack is starting to get more and more bare, but there's still enough worthwhile new media this week to highlight. We can't say the same for next week's releases, but since you'll probably be getting a stockpile of wrapped and delivere ... More >>
There's more of the same in Mario Kart Wii, and that just might be plenty.
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 >>
The Wii's Big Brain Academy makes summer school cool.
There's more than one way to play with your Wii.
Chromehounds tests patience as much as skill.
The Xbox Live Arcade is a high-tech twist on the old-fashioned coin-op.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war.
Perfect Dark Zero isn't a bull's-eye, but it hits the target.