Nintendo Game Boy

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    How to make a geek: Nurture nerdiness

    It doesn't take a geek to raise a geek, but it sure helps. My elder daughter will turn 21 this year, and as she reaches the final gateway to adulthood (woohoo, booze!), it's safe to say that just as surely as she got my genes -- sorry about that terrible eyesight, kid -- she also inherited my geekin ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Meet the world's only "extreme chiptune dance metal band:" Denver's Rainbowdragoneyes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    The 20 greatest geek albums

    ​If the geeks are really set to inherit the earth (that's the saying, right?), then it's time we highlight the musical offerings they have on the table. With Jonathan Coulton's Artificial Heart being released last week at PAX, it seems as good a time as any to look at our favorite albums about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Rainbowdragoneyes offers chiptunes tutorial for those aching to get into some Game Boy hacking

    Contrary to how it might seem, chiptunes, the music created by hacking old Game Boys, is kind of a pain in the ass to create. If you want to do things the classic way, you'll need to track down an old Game Boy and find a flash cartridge. Once there, you've got a few different software choices, but i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Robots and lots of blinking lights at Gear Up tomorrow night

    ​It's not everyday you get to see an 8-foot-tall robot made of scrap metal or 2-foot minion playing projecting claymation off of its chest. Luckily, tomorrow, over ten artists will be displaying these and other works in several mediums including sculpture, lights and 2-D art in the robot-theme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Chiptunes: Everything you need to know without getting a hacked Gameboy

    ​If you've ever been curious about chiptune music, the music made from video game hardware, but were afraid to go off and get your own hacked Gameboy, then you'll be pleased to hear that Reformat the Planet, 2 Player Productions' documentary about the scene, is now available for free on Hulu. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Epicness is epic: Epic Mickey and more new releases this week, November 30, 2010

    ​As we're nearing the year-end lull, new releases are getting few and far between. That doesn't mean we didn't track down some awesome stuff this week, though -- in fact, if you've got a love for all things Disney, you're in for one hell of a treat, and if you've ever pretended to like physic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Justify My Love: Defending '50s and '60s country

    ​Okay, we all have some skeletons in our closet, shit we dig -- be it music, movies or television shows -- that we'd just as soon nobody else knew about. "Guilty pleasures" is what most people term these sort of inclinations. Well, here at Backbeat, there's no shame in our game -- assuming, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    The ten best Street Fighter character theme songs

    Tomorrow marks the release of Super Street Fighter IV, which is an exciting moment for any fighting game fan. It probably doesn't seem like much to normal human beings, but after the success of the absolutely awesome Street Fighter IV, it's hard not to get our hadouken's in a twist in excitement. ... More >>

  • Music

    February 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Introducing the lo-fi digital weirdness of Hideous Men

    ​Take two parts freak folk and one part New Wave, filter it through a dying Gameboy, then melt shards of sampled hip-hop into the mix and allow to congeal into something weird. That should give you some idea of what to expect with Hideous Men, one of the latest and most interesting bands to em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Eric Skiff

    Eric SkiffResistor AnthemsSelf releasedReleased last year, Eric Skiff's charming Resistor Anthems is a nine tracks of chirping, lo-fi electronic beauty. Reportedly created almost entirely on a borrowed Gameboy hacked into a musical instrument, the album displays an impressive grasp of melody, space ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 5, 2008

    Empty Castle

    Castle of Shikigami III tests the bounds of Wii loyalty

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    Killer Instinct

    After Michael Tate lost all hope of a family life, he found the Devil.

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    February 22, 2007

    Channel Surfing

    There's more than one way to play with your Wii.

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    Get Real

    A clipboard and a camera will get you anywhere -- even on The Real World.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 25, 2006

    Next Big Things

    The five biggest attention-getters at E3.

  • Home Entertainment

    February 9, 2006

    X-Man Reunited

    There's nothing rusty about Mega Man X's old-school 'bots.

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2004

    Tell You What

    Billy Nayer launches rock-and-roll stories

  • Film

    July 15, 2004

    Sand Serenade

    Dromedaries bond over string music in a refreshing new docudrama.

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Kid Alienated

    Kid 606 separates the beats from the crap.

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Constant Evolution

    The weirdest thing about Del tha Funkee Homosapien isn't his mind. It's his ability to get better and better.

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    No Sweat

    The fitness czar fights a losing battle of the bulge with Colorado's porky kids.

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Teach Your Children Well

    The state is finding ways to treat behavioral problems when they first appear -- in daycare.

  • Film

    December 30, 1999

    Reeling in the Year

    From South Park to Pokémon, 1999 was almost an American beauty.

  • News

    January 1, 1998
  • News

    February 27, 1997

    A Trust Betrayed

    Ashley Gray didn't take candy from strangers. She did from her "Uncle Jon."