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#WomenHaters

by David King November 13, 2014

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  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!” ...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Video Games

by David King December 12, 2013

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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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

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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 ...