Video games have come a long way since Space Invaders and Pong. These days, games are both a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry and a genuine cultural force, enjoyed by people of all ages across platforms ranging from dedicated gaming consoles to Facebook. "The average age of a gamer is like 31 n ... More >>
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 >>
Until recently, I avoided online games the same way I avoid Justin Bieber fans: by pretending with all my might that they don't exist. Then came Game of Thrones Ascent on Facebook, and since I am a fan of the books/show, I started playing -- and wandered into the bizarre and complex world of online ... More >>
In just more than forty years, video games have evolved from technological novelty to cultural staple. That transformation is chronicled in the Aurora History Museum's "Growing Up Gamer", a look back at the history of video games as home entertainment that documents not just gaming's origins but its ... More >>
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 >>
Marc Wilhelm has not seen Indie Game: The Movie yet, but he's already a fan. At 7 p.m. today, when the film comes to the Denver Film Center for a special presentation, he and his family will watch it for the first time -- and maybe, just maybe, the documentary will help them understand what he does ... 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 >>
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 >>
Sole has been very hard to ignore recently. He's been releasing tons of content in a variety of formats for free or cheap as he's preparing for his next album in the Mansbestfriend series (due May 15), as well as a new release from Sole and the Skyrider Band (Hello Cruel World due July 19). His late ... More >>
In a statement alongside it's quarterly and annual fiscal report, Activision, the company behind the Guitar Hero series, effectively put the axe on the series. Over the course of the last two years, the series has seen dropping sales due to a market that's completely saturated and an expensiv ... 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 >>
A Flickr photo"Reading letters online is a lot easier than going to the mailbox -- especially when you're built like I am."In the era before folks at daily newspapers were desperate to get anyone to pay for their product, they regularly reached out to kids -- the idea being that they'd grow u ... 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 >>
So this is ... odd. Raphael Saadiq, a former singer from Tony! Toni! Tone! -- the California R&B group that serenaded most of my middle-school-dance makeout sessions -- apparently has a Denver-based videogame company called Illfonic. And that company has apparently created a videogame called "Ghetto ... More >>
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As noted in the March 8 story â€śBus-ted,â€ť Parents Television Council Denver Chapter Director George Robison is suspiciously good at the violent video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories â€“ but that doesnâ€™t mean he wants ads for the game splashed all over Regional Transportation District t ... More >>
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