Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. One Christmas, either 1981 or 1982 -- it's hard to be sure now, thirty-plus years later -- I received a gift that would change me forever. It came in a cardboard box with a lurid cover painting under ... More >>
It's two, two, two lists in one. Our friends at Motovo.com recently compiled their roster of the ten best cities for gamers, and as is often the case in rankings like these, Denver finished very near the top. Bonus: To illustrate the selections (and text from Motovo explaining its methodology), we ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Forza Horizon, the eagerly awaited new open-world racing game for the Xbox 360, takes place in Colorado, against the backdrop of the raucous Horizon music festival. Developed by UK-based Playground Games and published by Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios, Forza Horizon is the first game in the gearhead- ... 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 >>
Ethan SaksPete Berkman (bottom left) is the brains behind chiptune-ists Anamanaguchi It's true: Drums, guitar, bass and a vintage NES can collide and create gorgeous music together. Pete Berkman, the 22-year-old behind the part-chiptune, part-traditional rock band Anamanaguchi says it was as simple ... More >>
Look, ma, I'm engaging new media!As a cultural construct, video games are better known for blowing shit up and somehow causing rape than as a scholarly pursuit. Still, like any other form of entertainment, video games engage us, capture our attention and, perhaps, alter the way we see the wor ... More >>
It's time to spend that Valentine' Day cash you got from grandma, and what better way to do it than to buy something that'll make you feel less lonely? Thankfully, there is plenty to be happy about this week, with new releases that will make you nostalgic, cause you to cry and more. If you're ... More >>
It's probably significant that Sabrina Neu originally wanted to look into substance abuse issues among students. "But that's something that's been done quite a bit," says Neu, who ended up looking into the effects of massive multiplayer online video gaming for her doctoral thesis at Universit ... More >>
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 >>
There have been rumors on the Internet the last few days saying that Call of Duty: Black Ops might be the biggest launch in video-game history -- which is actually saying quite a bit, considering people were saying the exact same thing last year about another game in the series, Call of Duty: ... More >>
Soundgarden was just certified Platinum for sales of its best-of album, Telephantasm (which, incidentally, has the worst cover art of the year, beating out Hurley by a long shot) generated in one day. On the surface, this sounds like one hell of an accomplishment, until you read the fine pr ... More >>
Ever since the launch of Harmonix's Guitar Hero in 2005 there has been an ongoing debate between musicians and gamers about the legitimacy of the multi-colored guitar peripherals in regards to teaching people how to play. We're not going to weigh in on the debate, but with the introduction of the Ro ... More >>
DJ HeroDenverite Brian Crecente is sort of the Rupert Murdoch of video games. As the editor-in-chief of the influential video game blog Kotaku, Crecente, a former Rocky Mountain News scribe, was recently named of the twenty most influential people in the video-game industry by GamePro magazin ... More >>
Copper Mountains Guitar Town brings the music to you.
Fake-instrument overload offers plenty to fret about.
Indy Legends brings Brickyard history to life.
How yesterday's games spawned today's bestsellers.
It's never been easier to start your own (fake) band.
The Revolution will be televised — and plenty addictive, too.
Jackass presents the world’s biggest waste of time.
The Wii's latest pool game is a cue stick in the mud.
Soccer gets a surreal twist in Mario Strikers Charged.
Marble Mania rolls out a winner for the Wii.
Cooking Mama for the Wii looks good enough to eat.
Wing Island might make you cry fowl.
It's just the only standout in an otherwise shameful launch.
Final Fantasy XII: Role-playing on autopilot.
As video games go indie, here's some ideas for a few likely pairings.
A Resident Evil remake captures all the creepy fun of the original.
Barbarians, brain-eaters, and beagles round out the best of 2005.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war.
Perfect Dark Zero isn't a bull's-eye, but it hits the target.
Nintendogs' charm will win over the most jaded of gamers.
From the week of January 13, 2005
Original Soundtrack, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Interscope)
Best of Video Game Music: Hits Vol. 1 (Artemis)
Video-game journalists look for a little respect.
The Parker Cyber Station serves up death and destruction all night long.
Atari aficionado Rick Trotter finally faces reality: His beloved has joined the ranks of the eight-track and the Betamax.