The past is all the rage and it has been for some time, including in music, where certain sounds can instantly transport the listener to a different place and time. Particularly during childhood and adolescence, these tunes make up the soundtracks to our lives. To some, myself included, such powerfu ... More >>
Tonight at Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver will be graced with the four-part Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour, where audiences will see the legendary Nintendo game soundtrack scored by a collection of classically trained musicians. But is this just another gimmick to get people out to ... More >>
Gamers and Geeks, rejoice! Here's another reason to leave the house besides MileHiCon and the occasional run to stock up on Mountain Dew and pizza bagels: The local premier of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a four-part symphony celebrating the storied franchise's theme music over th ... More >>
Nintendo was in town yesterday showing off some short product demos for their holiday lineup. We had a chance to sneak into the Nintendo van (which was hidden away in an alley) and get our grimy paws all over Zelda, Mario and everything else they have on tap for the November and December cale ... More >>
We told you last week that things were about to pick up, so hopefully you didn't blow all your hard earned cash on mimosas this weekend, because there is a ton of great content to highlight this week. We've got not one, but two different pieces of zombie media -- a game and a comic -- and the ... More >>
Ever since 3D was initially introduced to cinemas, people have complained about having to wear special glasses in order to enjoy the experience. Well, some people have complained, others just walk out of the theater vomiting all over their shoes. The glasses problem has been an issue for a lo ... More >>
Yes, your childhood dream of being able to play The Great Gatsby instead of reading it is finally here. While it's not going to help your high school term paper score, it's still a welcome addition to the book-turned-into game genre, and it's filled with nods to the original story, including ... More >>
Yesterday, an 8-inch toy robot stuck to a pillar near Coors Field triggered hours of havoc downtown, culminating in the Denver bomb squad detonating the innocuous figurine in a hullabaloo of wondrous proportions. Wondrous, but also completely unnecessary. Clearly the little bugger wasn't out ... More >>
It's coming up on the birthday of this great nation, and what better way to celebrate it than to blow shit up, which is basically our M.O. anyway? Aside from the visual spectacle, which these days is starting to get a little esoteric (honestly, what does the Jupiter-burst have to do with th ... More >>
Got a tip on this hilarious video for the band Question Block (nice Nintendo reference, by the way) and their song "All You Haters (Suck My Balls)" and we can't think of a better way to start off a Monday. The song itself is a funny self-parodying blast of hipster-hate, which we can totally get b ... More >>
David Thomas shows off the Nintendo AirstreamI got an intriguing e-mail yesterday from my buddy David Thomas, a local syndicated videogame columnist and professional contemplator of all things related to joysticks. "I am meeting the Nintendo van tomorrow at 1 if you want to come along," he wr ... More >>
Photo by JohntexNintendo wants to take you here, via the WiiSince you probably can't afford that getaway to a remote beach this year, how about the next best thing: video games. In this case, Wii Sports Resort, which is coming to Southwest Plaza, 8501 West Bowles Avenue in Littleton (www.sout ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Photo by EickeI like Denver-based, danceable post-punk outfit the Ideal Fathers a lot. I like the bleepy, chirping 8-bit soundscapes of chiptunes a lot. So you can imagine my excitement today when I stumbled upon a completely kickass chiptunes remix/reimagining of one of my very favorite Ideal Fathe ... More >>
The Retro Game Championship will get your joystick buzzing.
Your appreciation of today's clip is likely to be wholly dependent on your affection (or lack thereof) for foul-mouthed puppets rapping about old-school video games. If you read that and said 'Holy shit, I can die happy now," you will be thrilled -- otherwise, this may not be quite your thing. Thank ... More >>
I hate Christmas music -- hate it. It's dull, overly familiar and absolutely inescapable at this time of year. On the other hand, I've been moderately obsessed with so-called chiptunes, music inspired and/or made by vintage video-game machines. So, when I ran across this collection of 8-bit chiptun ... More >>
Castle of Shikigami III tests the bounds of Wii loyalty
There's more of the same in Mario Kart Wii, and that just might be plenty.
The combat's cuddly in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Hooked on Colfax
How yesterday's games spawned today's bestsellers.
A breathtaking journey through space revives Super Mario.
Itís five great games for $60. Shoot first and ask questions later.
Metroid Prime 3 is the best you can get for the Wii.
Soccer gets a surreal twist in Mario Strikers Charged.
The Wii's Big Brain Academy makes summer school cool.
What you need to know to be in the know.
There's more than one way to play with your Wii.
Twilight Princess is the best Zelda ever.
Twilight Princess is the best Zelda ever.
Nintendo finally gets 1-Up on the competition.
Tuesday, August 15, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Like the anime, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is goofy fun.
The five biggest attention-getters at E3.
Can Nintendo really make you smarter?
This time of year is taxing, even for rock stars.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is guilty of being bizarre fun.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war.
Nintendogs' charm will win over the most jaded of gamers.
Backbeat writers weigh in on local CDs
Atari aficionado Rick Trotter finally faces reality: His beloved has joined the ranks of the eight-track and the Betamax.