A #TBT to Bill Wyman’s takedown of the music fest’s inaugural year
The Chicago-developed game TouchTone imparts a lesson about mass surveillance—by making you the spy.
Chicago’s deadly ’95 heat wave turned 20, but complex questions raised in a 2002 Reader piece on the subject remain unanswered.
Is the week-long tech gathering just a “tone-deaf bacchanal with the same oversunny utopianism native to the digital gods that rule Silicon Valley”?
The mystery of Amtrak 188 has yet to be solved—but the court of public opinion has found my friend guilty.
Killer Queen at Logan Arcade 2410 W. Fullerton 872-206-2859 loganarcade.com Even drinking the beer with the highest alcohol content at one of Chicago’s ever-growing roster of arcade bars can’t mask how poorly 1980s arcade games have aged. Asteroids is dreadfully boring, and Donkey Kong now feels more like a Sisyphean exercise in frustration than a […]
Robert Morris University’s League of Legends team rmueagles.com, @RMUeSports Some folks snickered when Robert Morris University announced the nation’s first athletic scholarship program for a PC game called League of Legends. But by breaking college athletics’ “virtual barrier,” the school is merely keeping up with times in which competitive gaming has come of age. As […]
FTW attempts to give humble neighborhood arcade bars a run for their money by totally overwhelming the senses. WTF?
Twelve contestants braved delirium and swollen ankles for the chance to win a Metallica pinball machine in the beercade’s Hands-on-a-thon.
History remained history at the state capital this weekend.
Nerd culture goes mainstream at the annual comic con.
From their Avondale studio, the creators of Mortal Kombat are thrilling and repulsing a new generation of gamers with the hyperrealistic ultraviolence of the franchise’s latest entry.
A couple of Art Institute grads bring together their Lynchian video game and a haunted telephone for an out-there art project.
This disillusioned physics professor couldn’t fix the education system—so he fixed a Tony Hawk video game instead.