Even after Nintendo and Atari put home video game consoles on the market and induced gamers of the '80s and '90s to barricade themselves in their bedrooms, a few diehard arcade operators still did things the old way. And their diehard fans continued pumping quarters into the refrigerator-sized machi ... More >>
Before we play you the new Strokes single, "One Way Trigger," we feel like we should warm you up a little bit. We don't want to rush this. We want to get you in just the right mood. So, before we get to the main event, we're going to play you a little something that's in the same vein. This was the ... More >>
I'm not an Animal Collective fan. I like Strawberry Jam a lot, and I cherish a few individual songs elsewhere, particularly "Summertime Clothes" (not least because it sounds just like the theme from Snoopy Come Home, which I loved as a kid). But their rhythms are so clumpy, melodies so soupy, and "i ... More >>
Like my colleague Andrew Stout, I have mostly managed to avoid Justin Bieber for what I'm pretty sure are good reasons. He's a typical "innocent" white male singer trying to represent universality to nonwhites and nonmales. Then there's his musical blandness: bits that crept through my defenses of " ... More >>
Van Halen is about one thing: revenge. Eddie brought in Sammy to get rid of Dave, flirted with Dave again to get rid of Sammy, brought in Gary Cherone to clear out the building, trained his own son to replace his most loyal member, and brought Dave back in for now. Don't be surprised if he cans h ... More >>
Look out for bad drivers!Later this week watch for those youngsters -- some 3,000 little ones -- to saddle banana seats and pedal their Huffys to the schoolyard as part of the third annual Bike To School Day.Think: Critical Mass with handle streamers and less aggro hipsters.Wait a minute -- is th ... More >>
Lazer Sword's self-titled album's cover artEven though Low Limit and Lando Kal aren't San Francisco residents any longer, the two producers' collaborative project, Lazer Sword, has long been the darling of our city's electronic beat scene. In fact, the duo have been working hard at their next-lev ... More >>
'Made it, Ma! Top of the world!' Going out in a ball of flames exchanging gunfire with the cops: Very gangster. A federal lawsuit regarding a Web ad: Not so much. In a case that features two of the silliest-named litigants to ever spar in San Francisco's federal district court, Zynga is suing Playdo ... More >>
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and more jihad looms.
Mickey Rourke climbs back in the ring with The Wrestler.
Mickey Rourke and Darren Aronofsky make visceral comebacks in The Wrestler.
House of the Dead returns for the Wii, stiff as ever.
All the beer in the world can't save Mario Party 8
Super Paper Mario is flat-out fun
She wants to harness the power of the communal cerebellum her games create and put it to work solving real-world problems
Eats Tapes gets the party started
New Super Mario Bros. scores by plumbing old ideas
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is guilty of being bizarre fun.
Nintendogs' charm will win over the most jaded of gamers
Robert Rodriguez and his kids conjure up a charming 3-D fantasy
Church Gone Wild/Chirpin' Hard
Can they show penetration? Dog Bites visits the Game Developers Conference to find out.
In the age of Blink-182 and Yellowcard, being punk ain't what it used to be. Just ask the seniors in Pirx the Pilot.
Stanford Junior MC Lars Horris may not unseat Eminem, but, with luck, he might be the next "Weird Al"
When cars are this sensuous, you have to call them hot rods
Aladdin lacks focus, but then, so do kids' lives
Focus in on digital filmmaking at this year's ResFest
They are the "AIDS babies." Born before doctors learned how to prevent HIV transmission to newborns, hundreds of California kids are growing up under the burden of a deadly disease.
Is TV ready for the Web?
Tired of computer gimmickry and gadgetry for Christmas? Prepare for exhaustion!
Psychic Detective supplants narrative with computerized gimmickry