Video Games

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Gamers, It's Time to Evolve -- and Accept Women as a Major Part of the Audience

    In the past week, two important, interrelated gaming stories broke in the mainstream media. The first was a relatively innocuous-seeming demographic trend report about adult women overtaking adolescent boys as the largest segment of gamers. The second was about feminist game commentator Anita Sarkee ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Five classic arcade games that deserve the OhHeckYeah treatment

    Before gamers had the option to kill each other anonymously via the Internet, they had to gather in real-world arcades to do it. In that arena, friendships were made, rivalries were born and a good time was had by all. Those days are long gone, but this summer OhHeckYeah is turning Champa Street int ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    And the answer is? A homegrown version of Family Feudtonight at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

    The Family Feud format has always been good for kin-centered drama, and tonight's live version at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse should have plenty of it. Except that the members of the teams playing in this evening's knock-off of the three-decade-old TV show aren't related: The friendly competition wi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2012


    The Primordial Booze
    8bitpeoples/Rage Not Rave

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2012

    The Legend of Zelda Symphony: Debating the merits of tonight's symphony excursion

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Nick Riley, teen bridge fan, on playing his friend's grandmother: "It gives me street cred"

    In this week's feature, "He's Got Game," Westword takes a look at the state's bridge culture and the importance of young players for a card game generally associated with your grandparents. After meeting him at a bridge holiday party (where he actually played against a friend's grandparents), Westwo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Roadeo is our browser game of the week

    ​It's not often we get to talk about multiplayer games in conjunction with browser games, but Roadeo provides an entirely unique and enjoyable experience that requires two players and a lot of willpower. It's a racing game, but it's unlike any racing game you've likely ever played, as it requi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Adslife is our browser game of the week

    ​Generally speaking, we don't bother talking about paid games here, but in the case of Adslife we're going to make a slight exception to the rule, because you can check out the first portion for free. Which is to say, Adslife is really something out of the ordinary -- and if you're wiling away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    The Legend of Zelda, Louie and more new releases for this week, June 21, 2011

    ​Just because it's summer doesn't mean we can't all sit indoors and consume entertainment. After all, the hotter and nicer it gets outside, the more you need to just relax and unwind in front of the TV or a good book. Unfortunately, there are apparently no books being released this week, but w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Ones and Zeros machinima fest to feature Leeroy Jenkins, local World of Warcraft hero

    ​Leeroy Jenkins is back! The World of Warcraftvideo game character (and the local gamer behind him Ben Schulz) shot to international super-stardom thanks to a 2005 viral video. While the psycho-warrior has been quiet for a few years, he'll be charging into the limelight tomorrow, June 18, from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Leeroy Jenkins, World of Warcraft hero, to appear at Ones and Zeros' Machinima Fest

    ​The Broomfield Council of the Arts and Humanities series Ones and Zeros features film and animation made with new technologies -- like this Saturday's showcase for machinima, the use of video games to make movies. As a bonus, the event, taking place 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at 5019 West 120th Avenue (ap ... 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 28, 2011

    The art of the mockbuster: Good artists copy, great artists steal

    ​The art of stealing art is a long lasting one -- since the dawn of the civilized era, people have been copping other people's ideas and running with them. On some levels, there's no real shame in it, but when stealing is turned into a profitable business, things start to get a bit wonky. Toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Stop lying about Black Swan and score some other new releases this week, March 29, 2011

    ​Denver is finally starting to show signs of spring, which means one thing: We need a variety of media that simulates real outdoor activities so we don't actually have to leave the house at any point. Thankfully, Tiger Woods is still somehow a spokesman for a golf game, some new books are comi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Browser game of the week: The Great Gatsby

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Super Mario is back: Our new release picks for December 7, 2010

    ​New releases are an excellent option for holiday gifts, because unless you're out shopping for someone who buys, rather literally, everything the day of release, you can almost be guaranteed that it's something they don't already have. We've got a good wide-ranging selection of stuff this wee ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Download the free, decade-old Fallout computer game soundtracks

    ​While we're well aware that most of you could care less about a soundtrack to a decade-old computer game, that doesn't mean we can't spark your interest with the magical key phrase "free." If that doesn't work we might have to resort to tossing in "remastered" and "remixed." The soundtrack a ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Play Ball at the Breckenridge Ballpark Pub

    Timely news for opening day: I just heard from the manager at what had been the Breckenridge Brewery & Pub that the name of this establishment at 2220 Blake Street, just up from Coors Field, has been changed to the Breckenridge Ballpark Pub. The change is simply to avoid confusion with the brewe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008

    Rock Hard

    Copper Mountain’s Guitar Town brings the music to you.

  • Home Entertainment

    March 6, 2008

    Thinning Crowds

    It's always dead at The Club.

  • Home Entertainment

    February 28, 2008

    Text Adventure

    Words get in the way of an otherwise stellar Lost Odyssey.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 31, 2008

    Point and Chop

    No amount of sharpening can save this dull blade.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2007
  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    November 15, 2007

    Shred Cred

    You wanted the best, you got the best: Guitar Hero III.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    Toyota pulls a Leeroy

    As described in the Westword story “The Legend of Leeroy Jenkins,” Colorado resident Ben Schulz’s World of Warcraft character Leeroy Jenkins has become one of history’s most famous video-game screw-ups, inspiring Jeopardy questions and appearing on schoolgirls’ T-shirts in Korea. Now, two ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    August 2, 2007

    Trick Play

    NFL greats shake off the rust in All-Pro Football.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 31, 2007

    Student Bodies

    Brooktown High takes you under the bleachers.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 24, 2007


    Spider-Man 3 spins a web of mediocrity.

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    This Just In

    The latest nightlife news.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 3, 2007

    Rolling Paper

    Super Paper Mario is flat-out fun.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2006

    Encore Performance

    Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 16, 2006

    Hands Off

    Final Fantasy XII: Role-playing on autopilot.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 26, 2006

    Latin Bummer

    Just Cause features acres and acres of foliage.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 19, 2006

    Cold as Ice

    NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.

  • Home Entertainment

    August 17, 2006

    Dogs of War

    Chromehounds tests patience as much as skill.

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    As video games go indie, here's some ideas for a few likely pairings.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 18, 2006

    The Brain Game

    Can Nintendo really make you smarter?

  • Home Entertainment

    March 16, 2006

    A Real Knockout

    Fight Night Round 3 comes out a winner, despite taking punches.

  • Home Entertainment

    February 2, 2006

    Tae Kwon Ho

    Dead or Alive 4 finally gets hardcore.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 26, 2006

    Exit the Matrix

    The Matrix: Path of Neo is more chop suey than chopsocky.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 19, 2006

    Monkey Shines

    Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 13, 2005

    Prophecy Not Fulfilled

    Indigo Prophecy offers creepy fun, but fails to live up to the hype.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 6, 2005

    Roll Play

    "We Love KatamariÓ pretty much says it all.

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    Locked and Loaded

    The Army's Special Forces game moves in for the kill.

  • Music

    September 4, 1997

    There's a Riot Going On

    The members of Atari Teenage Riot don't think the times are changing fast enough.

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