I didn't grow up a Sonic the Hedgehog fan. In my early video game days, Pitfall Harry represented my family's Atari allegiance, and Mario and Link later led us to Nintendo heaven. I knew about Sega only through visiting friends, with "the hedgehog game" being something we played before dinner at the ... More >>
Hide your golden rings, because Sonic the Hedgehog is coming to St. Louis. Sonic Boom, an event celebrating the longtime mascot of video game and entertainment powerhouse Sega, hits The Pageant tomorrow. The affair, which is North America's only major Sega-sponsored Sonic-themed event of the year, ... More >>
In this day and age, it's become almost commonplace for artists to plug songs into a video game. Heck, there's an entire freaking genre dedicated to translating music into video game form. While musicians and their labels frantically rush to get a song in the latest FIFA title, there's a small subs ... More >>
Electro-indie-funk-hippie-whatever act MGMT is releasing its anticipated second album on April 13, titled Congratulations. The cover for this album was revealed earlier this week, and it's a creation from Anthony Ausgang, who's known for his cartoonish art in the genre known as "Lowbrow." Elsewhere ... More >>
This is probably my favorite round-up of the year: The A.V. Club's list of funny, asinine, ridiculous, awesome or just plain terrible band names. The entire list is well worth perusing, but my favorites include the following sections: REWORKING PROPER NAMES & TRADEMARKSSega GenocideWeird Al Qaed ... More >>
How yesterday's games spawned today's best-sellers.
Alien Syndrome will alienate some, infect others.
Virtua Fighter 5 delivers . . . exactly what you'd expect.
Sega's Hedgehog goes back to the grind . . . yawn.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war
The Beeps (Quake Trap)
Christian Slater hunts monsters but finds only a lame movie
A drunken-driving charge landed Soulard bar owner Martina Paulin in jail. It was a one-way trip.