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From Concept to Console

by The Staff September 3, 2015


  The Opalka Gallery emerges from their summer hiatus with a new show opening tomorrow (Friday). The ever-expanding, technologically cutting edge and immensely influential world of gamers and game designers is the focus of From Concept to ...

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Gift Guide: Video Games

by David King December 11, 2014


  This year the games industry was less defined by great games and more by growing pains brought on by the release of new systems, developers who are increasingly under the gun to meet corporate deadlines ...



by David King November 13, 2014


  In October, a viral video of New York actress Shoshana Roberts walking down the street in the city for 10 hours was released. Roberts endured incessant comments and heckling from male passerby, ranging from “Smile!” ...


Holiday Gift Guide: Video Games

by David King December 12, 2013


  Every so often during my childhood a video game company or two would release new game systems--and each year it was more a curse than a blessing. I would beg, plead and cajole my mother ...

The Orchestral Zelda

by David King November 13, 2013


  It’s intermission at Proctors last Friday night and a mix of people of all ages are streaming out into the lobby—from five-year-olds in Mario Bros. shirts to elderly couples in neat, crisp formal attire, and ...

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From Big Screen to Small

by David King October 3, 2013


  Metroland ran a cover story titled “The Great American Videogame” in 2008. The premise was that some games have become so influenced by culture—literature, film, politics, science and religion—that they have the impact that that ...

Holiday Gift Guide: Video Games

by David King November 29, 2012


  The gamer in your household is probably getting on your nerves just about now. With the holidays rolling in, game companies have let loose the floodgates and all the megasequels have hit the shelves. Halo ...

Zero To Hero

by Laura Leon November 8, 2012


  I never liked video games or fell for the dubious allure of darkened arcades with their grubby joysticks and incessant backdrop of gaming techno-noise. Later, Pac-Man represented a welcome respite at restaurants from having to ...

It’s Not Where You Are but Who You Are

by Ann Morrow March 29, 2012


On a recent afternoon at Jay St. Video Games, owner Ryan Hughes was having an in-depth conversation with a customer about the spiking resale value of Pokemon Yellow. It’s this commitment to taking the time ...

It’s Beautiful, Man

by Ann Morrow January 5, 2011


If you’ve ever wanted to enter a video game instead of just playing one, then Tron: Legacy will undoubtedly provide a temporal fix. Forget the barely serviceable plot that doesn’t quite pick up where Tron ...