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  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    How BioShock taught me what kind of man I really am

    Earlier this week, Ken Levine announced he was moving on from Irrational Games after almost twenty years. In his time at the studio, Levine helped shepherd into being a number of games, from the groundbreaking System Shock to cult favorite Freedom Force. Those games had their fans, but it was his wo ... More >>

  • News

    December 19, 2013
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    November 29, 2013

    The top ten geek events in Denver in December

    Baby, it's cold outside, which is all the more reason to stay inside and concentrate on cool, geeky activities all month. Once Christmas gets here, you'll probably be too busy playing with your shiny new Xbox One or Playstation 4 to get out of the house much, but until then, you're going to need som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Give thanks to be a geek this Thanskgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving, fellow geeks. Yes, it's a day early, but you'd rather read this while you wait for work to end today than tomorrow while you could be eating, watching football or MST3K, or whatever it is you do on Thanksgiving. Still, day early or not, I'm going to do my best to get you in the h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    PS4 and Xbox One are here (and I don't care)

    Tonight at big-box electronics stores and GameStops all over the country, as the clock ticks over to midnight, the next generation of gaming will officially begin with the launch of the PS4 (sorry, the WiiU doesn't count). Next week, the other shoe will drop in the form of the Xbox One. Hardcore gam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    The Stick of Truth hopes to be the first great South Park game

    As if South Park, Colorado, doesn't have enough problems (Canadians, Gingers and the fearsome Jewpacabra among them), Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and the whole South Park gang will soon lay waste to the hapless burg in the upcoming video game South Park: The Stick of Truth. See also: - 10 video game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Reader: The Suburu is a friggin' animal in Colorado

    Does Colorado have an official car? If so, it's definitely the Suburu. Bree Davies owns one, a 1996 model that she named Wooderson after the character she most resembles in Dazed and Confused, and which she honored with an ode last spring. But now, with bad weather hitting the mountains, readers are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Ten video games set in Colorado: Part two

    Who would have thought that our humble state of Colorado could have hosted so many video games? While for many developers Colorado seems to be synonymous with little more than "snow," these games will take you everywhere from explosive recreations of '90s blockbusters to wholesome educational progra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    10 video games set in Colorado

    Today's release date for Forza Horizon for Xbox, which takes place entirely in Colorado, got us thinking: In over forty years of video-game history, there had to have been a few other games set in the Centennial State. Little did we know, a veritable mountain of electronic entertainment has depicte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Photos: 22 examples of colorful pinball machine backglass

    The Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo went down over the weekend, with more than 100 pinball machines and arcade games available -- no quarters required. (Attendees paid a flat fee.) "We had about 1,800 people," says organizer Daniel Nikolich. "I think it went great, we had a lot of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Black Friday 2011: A soul-crushing compilation of humanity at its worst

    It's Black Friday in America. When flat-screen TV's at deep discounts cause annual madness. It's like that scene in 28 Days Later, when a cluster of people become infected with rage and turn on one another like mindless flesh-craving monsters. Here's a compilation of videos from today, Black Friday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Dave and Buster's Denver location unveils new look...and new rules

    The fourteen-year-old Dave and Buster's at 2000 South Colorado Boulevard just became the first link in the chain's 56 locations to get a major overhaul, which was unveiled last Friday. With the new look came some new rules: After 10 p.m., the spot is 21-plus only.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Songza tops our list of music apps this week

    Music apps are quickly taking over our smartphones, turning music into toys, productivity tools and providing free tunes no matter where we are. This week, we've got a few great ways to find music and stream it, plus one of the best score readers for iPad yet.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Other athletes would dwarf Chad's roommate demands

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Artist Joseph Coniff on hippies, the Tony Tiger deathmatch and getting all that gold

    Self Portrait. ​Joseph Coniff's about to experience his first solo art opening, This is What it's Like , at RULE Gallery this Friday, August 5. He specializes in photography and sculpture, and his show will feature about eight pieces from both spectrums. What makes Coniff special, RULE owner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Kumail Nanjiani on the things he likes and the reclaiming nerd-dom

    ​Kumail Nanjiani isn't exactly your typical comedian. Where most spend their time complaining about things they hate, Nanjiani attacks the things he loves, which happens to be activities of a decidedly nerdy persuasion: Videogames, horror and science fiction all have a place in his routine. Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    The Human Planet and more in our new-release picks for the week of April 26, 2011

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Stacking, Daytripper top our new release picks for this week, February 8

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Story on porn potential on Kinect has parents scared

    ​So you just got Microsoft's new controllerless system Kinect for your kids for Christmas and you've spent the holidays jumping around your house, dancing and having an all around good time. Good news right? Finally your kid is getting off the couch and moving. Well, according to Fox News in ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2010
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    November 9, 2010

    Acme Novelty Library #20, by Chris Ware, and other new releases this week, November 9, 2010

    ​Apparently this week is "awesome book week" because three of our picks come from trees, while another is based on a book. Okay, it's possible we're just attempting to show off the fact that we have the ability to read, but even so, a book from our last president, a comic collection from one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    M.I.A. on video game violence

    ​We know when you're busy re-fighting World War II or killing alien invaders on your Xbox, you're probably saying to yourself, "Gee, this is fun, but what does pop-star/provocateur M.I.A. think of this activity?" Well, wonder no longer -- she's weighed in with her opinion at last.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    How happy does a Lender's bagel make your family?

    Bagels can bring us together​Has anyone else noticed that the number of products claiming to make your life better seems to have spiked in recent months? And it's no longer just about selling the idea of making your life easier or more convenient: Now it's all about products that claim to have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Film on the Rocks is awesome

    Kiernan Maletsky A few things we learned at yesterday's Film on the Rocks screening of Office Space: 1. Office machines are no match for blunt instruments. Not the printer in the parking lot and not the fax machine on stage, and that was all before the movie even started. 2. People hate their job ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2009

    Epilogues SXSW tour diary

    Sunday, March 22: I'm not keeping up with these entries, because it's damn near impossible to find any time to write down here. I'm about two days behind right now, so I'm going to attempt to just cover everything between Thursday morning and right now. As a disclaimer, my memory only goes back abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Today's Night & Day Featured Event: What Women Want Men's Night at Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie.

    I really feel for my husband sometimes. In fact, I really feel for all men around this time of year. No, I'm not getting all Glenn Beck on you... I just can't imagine how difficult it must be to shop for the important woman in your life. After all, if your significant other is anything like me, she' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    DeVotchKa's "How It Ends" gets licensed... again

    Photo: Bryce Boyer When he penned "How It Ends," it's a safe bet that Nick Urata's artful inclinations far exceeded any commercial aspirations he might have had. All the same, the members of DeVotchKa, whose contributions to the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack earned the act reams of acclaim, have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    June 19, 2008

    Ninja Gaiden II

    Ninja Gaiden II for Xbox goes heavy on the gore and glitches.

  • Film

    June 12, 2008

    Old School + New School

    The Denver Film Society

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: The Pirate Signal, Remy Ma, Tupac, Diddy, 50 Cent

    LOCALS ONLY In 2006 The Pirate Signal, consisting of rapper-producer Yonnas and DJ A-What, released a self-titled EP that brought a breath of fresh air to the Colorado hip-hop scene. But because the stagnation most hip-hop artists face here in the Mile High, Yonnas moved to Brooklyn, New York, with ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2008

    Boulder Gets a New Elixir

    The Purple Martini’s owner opens a club in the People’s Republic.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 24, 2008

    Axes to Grind

    The Guitar Hero frenzy careens toward overkill.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Confessions of a Halo Addict

    Last night, at 12:01 a.m., the final chapter in the Halo trilogy was released. At my neighborhood Game Crazy, thirty or forty people had gathered to be among the first in this time zone to get their hands on the game. Two of them had been there since 4 p.m. When I arrived at 10, there were already 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Xbox 360: Come on Down!

    Almost two years after its release, Microsoft has finally lowered the price of the Xbox 360. Maybe now you can convince your wife, girlfriend or Mom to let you get one! Not coincidentally, I'm sure, the drop comes just in time for the next wave of killer titles, including the new Madden, BioShock an ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    August 2, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    John Elway to Play Again!

    Hallelujah! Elway's taking to the gridiron again! Denver, you may now erupt into spontaneous explosions of joy. Okay, okay, it's just a videogame. I know. But it's a new videogame (meaning shiny graphics!) and it has John Fucking Elway (or at least a janky illustration of him) as the main cover mod ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 7, 2007

    Three's a Charm

    A promising glimpse of the next Halo.

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Horror Show

    Zombies are attacking this city.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 29, 2005

    They've Got Game

    Barbarians, brain-eaters, and beagles round out the best of 2005.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 29, 2005

    Generation Next

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 8, 2005

    Near Perfect

    Perfect Dark Zero isn't a bull's-eye, but it hits the target.

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2005
  • Film

    November 10, 2005

    Aboard Game

    Zathura sweeps you into its alternate reality.

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Donkey Den

    Pulling the pin on Grenade

  • Calendar

    September 1, 2005

    Screening Room

    The docs are in the house.

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 24, 2005

    Best New Hockey Feature in a Daily Newspaper

    The Denver Post's "Video Hockey League"

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 24, 2005

    Best Summer Camp -- Indoor

    Bits, Bytes & Bots

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    Who Done Read It?

    Mystery Writers clue kids in to reading

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