Video Games

  • Culture

    April 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    How BioShock taught me what kind of man I really am

    Earlier this week, Ken Levine announced he was moving on from Irrational Games after almost twenty years. In his time at the studio, Levine helped shepherd into being a number of games, from the groundbreaking System Shock to cult favorite Freedom Force. Those games had their fans, but it was his wo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Dungeons and Dragons changed my life -- thanks, Gygax

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Photos: Ten best cities for gamers -- and Denver's score

    It's two, two, two lists in one. Our friends at 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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 6, 2013
  • News

    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    The Stick of Truth hopes to be the first great South Park game

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Ten video games set in Colorado: Part two

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Reader: Forza is a great game -- go, Colorado!

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    The Legend of Zelda Symphony at Boettcher on April 7

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Pete Berkman from Anamanaguchi brings gamers out of the house and into the pit

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Today: Ian Bogost lectures on video game theory and doing nothing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tops our new release picks for this week, February 15

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Study yields unsurprising results: Excessive online gaming has consequences

    ​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 >>

  • 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

    November 9, 2010

    Last night: Call of Duty: Black Ops midnight release

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Soundgarden cheats its way to a Platinum release: Here are five more bands that could use the boost

    ​ 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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010
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    June 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Why the Rock Band Network is the Greatest Innovation Since Colored Buttons

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Kotaku's Child's Play Fundraiser lets gamers rock out for a cause -- and goodies

    DJ Hero​Denverite 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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008

    Rock Hard

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

  • Home Entertainment

    June 12, 2008

    Hero We Go Again

    Fake-instrument overload offers plenty to fret about.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 29, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    January 10, 2008

    Shift Happens

    Indy Legends brings Brickyard history to life.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 20, 2007

    Xmas Present & Past

    How yesterday's games spawned today's bestsellers.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 13, 2007

    Almost Famous

    It's never been easier to start your own (fake) band.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 1, 2007

    Fun With Fluids

    The Revolution will be televised — and plenty addictive, too.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 18, 2007

    Playing Dumb

    Jackass presents the world’s biggest waste of time.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 4, 2007

    Party Pooper

    The Wii's latest pool game is a cue stick in the mud.

  • Home Entertainment

    August 23, 2007

    Bend It Like Bowser

    Soccer gets a surreal twist in Mario Strikers Charged.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 17, 2007

    Balls of Fury

    Marble Mania rolls out a winner for the Wii.

  • Home Entertainment

    April 19, 2007

    Hot Mama

    Cooking Mama for the Wii looks good enough to eat.

  • Home Entertainment

    April 5, 2007

    For the Birds

    Wing Island might make you cry fowl.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 28, 2006

    Resistance Isn't Futile

    It's just the only standout in an otherwise shameful launch.

  • Home Entertainment

    March 9, 2006

    Ghouls on the Go

    A Resident Evil remake captures all the creepy fun of the original.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 12, 2006

    Enter the Dragon

    Dragon Quest VIII is the biggest thing from Japan since Godzilla.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 29, 2005

    They've Got Game

    Barbarians, brain-eaters, and beagles round out the best of 2005.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 29, 2005

    Generation Next

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 8, 2005

    Near Perfect

    Perfect Dark Zero isn't a bull's-eye, but it hits the target.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005

    Puppy Love

    Nintendogs' charm will win over the most jaded of gamers.

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of January 13, 2005

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Various Artists

    Original Soundtrack, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Interscope)
    Best of Video Game Music: Hits Vol. 1 (Artemis)

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    Game On

    Video-game journalists look for a little respect.

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Frag or Be Fragged

    The Parker Cyber Station serves up death and destruction all night long.

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Hit Pick

    Mr. Pacman

  • News

    October 10, 1996

    Game Over

    Atari aficionado Rick Trotter finally faces reality: His beloved has joined the ranks of the eight-track and the Betamax.

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