Video Games

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    A Dallas Inventor Is Suing Nintendo for Stealing His Idea for Wii U's Motion Sensors

    Airport Freeway in Bedford is not a likely source of breakthroughs in consumer electronics and medical technology. But there, in a nondescript office building overlooking a Twin Peaks and Super 8 motel, is the world headquarters of iLife Technologies and Solutions. So far, the company has solved sle ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Rock Band DLC Shuts Down: How A Geek Sport Briefly Became A Party Phenomenon

    Rock Band is over. Well--kind of over. It's been "over" in the people-who-wouldn't-otherwise-touch-a-Playstation-caring-about-it sense since a few months after Beatles Rock Band came out, but now it's "over" inasmuch as after April 2, when "American Pie" will be released (nice timing), developer Har ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 24, 2013
  • News

    January 10, 2013

    Rage Against the Machinima

    As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Bonfire Goes Zynga, or: You Can't Keep a Local Gaming Company Down on the Farmville

    ​Hard to believe it's been almost two years since we posted that item about the two local companies to rise from the ashes of Ensemble Studios -- Robot Entertainment and Bonfire Studios, each consisting of ex-Microsofties scattered to the virtual winds after Ensemble's September '08 demise. Robot' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    The Gold Standard: Dallas Stargate, Millipede and Q-bert Champ Going Into Hall of Fame

    SpyHunter007Back in 1982, Ben Gold was the greatest Stargate player of all time, setting the world record in Richardson.​Thanks to this brief heads-up on the NBC5 Web site, I just spent the last little while researching Ben Gold, the local man set to be inducted into the brand-spankin'-new Interna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    At Dallas Walmarts, No PC Game Left Behind

    ​First off: Happy birthday, Kirk Cameron. Hope you got something nice for your birthday -- maybe a copy of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species? Or, perhaps, a video game based on a movie in which you appeared. How about ... let's see ... Left Behind: Tribulation Forces. I know where you can ... More >>

  • Film

    April 2, 2009
  • Music

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2008

    If Dirk Nowitzki Can Be A Guitar Hero, Well, Why Can't You?

    Patrick Michels About a forward: Dirk Nowitzki, kinda channeling Kurt Cobain Dirk Nowitzki faced a difficult choice last night, a dilemma many of us have grappled with before: what song to play on Guitar Hero. Course, since he's Dirk Nowitzki, he made his decision flanked by three Mavs Dancers and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    All-Tell Attell

    The snarky Comic returns to Big D

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    W.T. White Stats Teacher to Talk Up Video Games and Kids on NPR

    This LEGO has proved a rather remarkable educational tool in at least one household I know of. Something to keep an ear out for today: In a couple of hours, National Public Radio will post to its Web site the audio for a story titled "Using Video Games to Get Kids Excited About Science." Among the f ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 12, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    May 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    GameStop Faces Its Future, and It Looks a Lot Like ... Mom

    Grapevine-based GameStop, branded damned near recession-proof only last month, gets a lengthy looking-over from Fortune this week in a piece not online. And while the joint's making money thumb over fist -- it's expected to move one out of every five copies of Grand Theft Auto IV sold in the U.S. an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    Don't Be a Spare

    The Tipp goes Wii...bowling

  • Home Entertainment

    March 6, 2008

    Thinning Crowds

    It's always dead at The Club

  • 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 best-sellers.

  • 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

    September 27, 2007

    Down in Flames

    Lair's fire-breathing dragon is just a big turkey

  • Home Entertainment

    June 21, 2007

    Elf Life

    Shadowrun is fresh and exciting--and on its way to being obsolete

  • 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

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2007

    That's One Halo a Book

    Wow, so this is cool. I just got my copy of Halo Effect: An Unauthorized Look at the Most Successful Video Game of All Time, an anthology published by Dallas-based BenBella Books. Editor Glenn Yeffeth has pulled together 13 essays on the video game Halo. Yeffeth calls it the "first-person shooter th ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 28, 2006

    Resistance Isn't Futile

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

  • 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.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    Time to (Not) Kill

    Just looking at a screenshot of Luxor makes us want to play it. If games like Grand Theft Auto are the gansta rap of videogame genres and Quake the death metal, then Luxor would fit, ahem, squarely in the niche for adult contemporary music--polite, nonviolent, familiar and comforting. Sorta like th ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    July 6, 2006

    Pong 360

    Like the real thing, Table Tennis shouldn't be played alone

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2006

    Mavs in Seven?

    Dwyane Wade looks really neat in NBA Live 06. Too bad even the videogame version's gonna get spanked. Screw Vegas. Put your money on the $7-plus billion per annum videogame industry. EA Sports, publishers of NBA LIVE 06, ran a videogame simulation of the NBA Finals and concluded that Dallas would gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2006

    Local Hero?

    Nerd alert: I'm a huge Guitar Hero fan. To the uninitiated, it's a video game similar to Dance Dance Revolution, in that you hit buttons to correspond to the beat of a song...but instead of hopping on a dance pad to play, you flick a full-sized guitar-shaped controller to copy the guitar riffs in cl ... More >>

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    Indie rock teams up with a baseball videogame. Really.

  • Home Entertainment

    March 9, 2006

    Ghouls on the Go

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

  • Home Entertainment

    February 2, 2006

    Tae Kwon Ho

    Dead or Alive 4 finally gets hardcore.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005

    Puppy Love

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

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Catch the Tree Wave

    Old Ataris playing music? Singing with a dot-matrix printer? For this duo, it's all perfectly natural.

  • News

    November 25, 2004


    Want to design video games? SMU's Guildhall can show you how, if you're willing to work like a dog.

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Tree Wave

    March 17

  • Culture

    August 15, 2002

    Joystick Cinema

    It's man vs. machinima when video games become, ahem, movies

  • News

    May 23, 1996

    Virtual legality

    For an up-and-coming Dallas multimedia company with a hot lawyer game, life imitates CD-ROM

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