video games


V.27 No.30 | 7/26/2018
Desmond Fox exploring VR

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
Battle Chef Brigade
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
Celeste

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
Move or Die

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
Overcooked

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
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.