video games


V.26 No.36 | 9/7/2017
Hollow Knight

Steam Genius

Hollow Knight

Team Cherry’s Hollow Knight combines strong game play with powerful immersion and storytelling, a strong contender for 2017’s game of the year.
V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017

Steam Genius

Night in the Woods

Night in the Woods is limitlessly funny, never bogged down by its slew of surprisingly well-crafted mini-games or its heart-wrenching moments of sorrow, embarrassment or the macabre.
V.26 No.17 | 4/27/2017
Rivals of Aether

Steam Genius

Rivals of Aether

Rivals of Aether has a charming throwback art style with gameplay that mixes old and new elements in the party fighter genre.
V.26 No.7 | 2/16/2017
Thumper

Steam Genius

DROOLing over Thumper

This "rhythm violence game" has no narrative and no characters, only concussive gameplay and brooding electronic music, working in harmony with a suite of sinister visual assets.
V.26 No.3 | 1/19/2017
Game Jam

Feature

Bring On the Noobs

Global Game Jam: not just for veterans

Global Game Jam might be one of humanity’s greatest achievements.
View in Alibi calendar calendar
V.25 No.5 | 2/4/2016

Technology and Its Discontents

Video games too awesome to be real

Except for one

Easy access to paint programs has unleashed a torrent of what-if 8-bit imaginary retro video game awesomeness where time-slipped console development meets films from the past, present and future. Personally, I’d like to see a Super Nintendo THX-1138—which would certainly be less ridiculous than the SNES Home Alone cartridge—but I guess I’ll have to do that one up myself. What I did find out was that there were these clever mock-ups, one of which is actually real. Which one?

V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015

Event Horizon

Pro or Con?

Friday, Jan 8: Sixth Annual Comic Con

Bring the whole family for three days of events including films, celebrity signings, vendors, cosplay and more.
V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015

The Daily Word on gentrification, New Horizons, and Dan Webster

The Daily Word

A compilation of the many articles written about local fallen APD officer Dan Webster.

The widow of Robin Williams reveals new information about his pre-mortem state.

A free place to live and get paid to play video games is coming to ABQ, to the excitement of many.

NASA's deep space probe New Horizons has passed Pluto and is steering toward our future.

Rub gentrification into the faces of the impoverished.

Donald Trump's new book is, as expected, full of fluff and stuff.

Tarantino faces the backlash from his newest movie with an honest expression of feelings.

A new app puts modern medicine at new doctors fingertips.

V.24 No.10 | 03/05/2015

news

The Daily Word in Breaking Bad pizza, iPhone hacking and court-mandated circumcision

The Daily Word

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 11,

and the New Mexico senate has killed an anti-union bill,

Sandia Labs is trying to hack into your iPhone,

Breaking Bad fans keep throwing pizzas on some lady’s NE Heights home,

video game designers still don’t know how boobs work,

members of the University of Oklahoma’s SAE fraternity are sorry for being so racist,

and a Florida woman is running from the law because she doesn’t want her 4-year-old son circumcised.

Have a great day!

V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014

Feature

New Mexico's Least-impressive Legend

The end of the first video game boom and E.T.’s final home

In 1983, under cover of darkness, the Atari corporation dumped millions of game cartridges in an Alamagordo landfill. 30 years later, Mike Smith watched a filmmaker dig them up for some reason.
V.22 No.27 |

news

The Daily Word in Levi Chavez, water-swiping Texans and Sarah Palin redux

The Daily Word

The recent rains mean that the National Forests aren't quite as likely to catch on fire if you camp in them. But you're still not allowed to do it yet.

Something something Levi Chavez trial something!

The Texans are coming for your water.

Behold, the strange and convoluted saga of the worst video game in the world! And charity marathon!

Sarah Palin is planning on running for senate.

Australia is spying on phone records too. But for really important reasons, like catching litterbugs.

You should be ashamed for giving up on Catch-22 after only 20 pages, but hey, at least you're not alone. Goodreads presents a graphic of the most commonly abandoned books.

V.22 No.13 | 3/28/2013

news

The Daily Word in dead pigs, hobbit holes and Duplos.

The Daily Word

A deadly marine killed two.

Crime didn’t pay for some crafty bank burglars.

Mathmatics of mosh pit motion mimics molecular movement.

Why must there always be dicks in video games?

An airship club that might have existed continues to puzzle scholars. (Warning: long story.)

Until someone does this with Duplos, you’ll have to make do with hidden Lego photographs.

I feel sorry for those 16,000 dead Chinese pigs.

I want a hobbit house bonsai tree.

Thieves stole the battery and tires from a crashed vehicle with the victim inside it.

They shoot horses, don’t they?

Happy birthday William Shatner.

V.21 No.46 |

News

The Daily Word in BP, poorest president and Pong

The Daily Word

BP's looking at a $4.5 billion fine and criminal charges against staff members.

The gap between rich and poor in New Mexico is the widest in the nation.

Pit bull terriers killed a Chihuahua and sent her owner to the hospital.

Debbie O'Malley might remain on the Council and take a seat on the County Commission.

Remember when 48 women training for the military said they'd been sexually assaulted or harassed by their instructors? The Air Force has a weird solution: Trainees must have a wingman all the time.

Nonstop flights from Albuquerque to New York.

FBI investigates death threats against the guy holding the coyote-killing contest in Los Lunas.

The poorest president in the world. "If you don't have many possessions, then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them."

Violence escalates in Gaza and Israel. Rockets kill 15 Palestinians and three Israelis.

Louisiana governor is the first Republican to denounce Mitt Romney's notion that he lost the election because President Obama gave gifts to minorities and youth.

5-Hour Energy shot-like drink blamed for 13 deaths.

Colorado Visitors Bureau plans NOT to capitalize on legal recreational marijuana.

Science looks at rappers' brains to find the basis of improvisation.

Pong is 40-years-old and no one has topped it, says this guy.

How to become as observant as Sherlock Holmes. (Also, "Sherlock," the BBC miniseries available on Netflix instawatch, is dope.)

V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012
http://batman-catwoman.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #263: Greg Kinnear recognizes me.

I am in a toy store. I purchase two carved, wooden balls from the long-haired cashier for $130. I have him hold them for me at the counter. I tell him I am considering a "shift in play paradigms," and that I would like to see the Batman action figures. He leads me to the video games where Greg Kinnear, wearing a cowboy hat, recognizes me and says hello.

V.21 No.24 |

news

The Daily Word in Lara Croft, Game of Thrones and bacon sundaes

The Daily Word

Egypt's high court orders that its parliament be dissolved.

Officers stumble across starving horses while looking for a man with a gun.

APD used stun guns, bean bag rounds and a police dog in the arrest of a 60-year-old man. Judge says: Pay up.

"Game of Thrones" sorry about using President Bush's head in scene about heads on pikes.

When is it OK to shoot someone in Albuquerque?

Drake and Chris Brown maybe got in a fist fight at a NY club, say police.

State's paying too much in jail and prison contracts.

The flavorful space between fresh and rotten.

Lara Croft to be put through harrowing attempted gang rape in Tomb Raider reboot so male players will feel compelled to protect her.

After a series of workers who make Apple products committed suicide, the company attempted to improve conditions. Yesterday, another worker committed suicide.

We're going to spy on Africa more.

Wine glass chess set makes for classiest drinking game ever.

Movies for women turn huge profits. So why doesn't Hollywood want to make those films? asks Meryl Streep.

Burger King's bacon sundae.

Ditch your car, city-dweller, and buy this folding pod on wheels.