V.27 No.30 | 7/26/2018
Steam Genius Future’s Made of Virtual Insanity A very special summer virtual reality sampler If you’re lucky enough to have an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift hooked up at home, here are a few excellent entry level experiences to explore and thrust your non-virtual friends into.
V.27 No.20 | 5/17/2018
Trnket Studios Steam Genius Battle Chef Brigade Dragon slaying coupled with culinary exploits make for rich and unique gameplay Battle Chef Brigade 's visual novel approach to storytelling keeps the player invested with charming characters to meet and defeat in “Iron Chef” style cook-offs.
V.27 No.13 | 3/29/2018
Steam Genius Celeste Simple 2D platformer raises the bar for indie developers Despite its simple appearance and main character Madeline’s limited moveset, Celeste ends up an incredible experience, which explores the super-difficult platformer genre just as well as it does themes of anxiety and isolation.
V.27 No.5 | 2/1/2018
Steam Genius Move or Die Customer-friendly game hits the right chords It’s just you, your friends and a bevy of largely skill-based mini-games, moving at breakneck pace towards the finish line.
V.26 No.44 | 11/2/2017
Steam Genius Overcooked Cooking game makes for hot competition In Overcooked , you must coordinate your efforts in order to serve up timely hamburgers, soups and other foodstuffs before your customers grow impatient and leave your establishment.
V.26 No.36 | 9/7/2017
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
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
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
Feature Bring On the Noobs Global Game Jam: not just for veterans Global Game Jam might be one of humanity’s greatest achievements.
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.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. Learn Master Gardeners Saturday, Aug 18: 10am-3pm Erna Fergusson Library
Learn about plant identification, how to make flowers grow and more from the masters.
Comm Westside Summerfest Saturday, Aug 18: 4-10pm Cottonwood Mall
This family-friendly event features fun for everyone including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national headliner Ozomatli.
Outdoor Oak Flat Public Star Party Saturday, Aug 18: 6pm Oak Flat Picnic Grounds
Bring a jacket and enjoy the fourth annual gathering for night sky viewing with telescopes on hand from the Albuquerque Astronomy Society as well as astronomers to answer questions.
Comm Elegance en Blanc: An All White Attire Affair Saturday, Aug 18: 7pm Casa Esencia
The Iota XI Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated holds its annual fundraiser to fund scholarships for high school students attending ABQ, Rio Rancho and area schools.
Stage Oppositeness: A Comedy Debate Saturday, Aug 18: 7:30-8:30pm Box Performance Space and Improv Theatre
Two teams of select comedians debate three random topics for a chance to win a prize and to defend their title.
Stage Nine, The Musical Saturday, Aug 18: 7:30-10:30pm Musical Theatre Southwest
The story of a celebrated film director and his attempts to find a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him alone.
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