Louisville melodic black-metal quintet Volcandra announced their arrival in style in the winter of 2020 with a striking debut, Into the Azure. Brimming with versatility and creative energy, the record blended some of the best elements of Scandinavian and American black metal with a progressive lightness of being that gave a certain radiance to their […]
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Trying to be a player in Got Game?
Fatimah Asghar’s new short film explores queer sex with a video game twist.
DePaul students show off the future of video games
Inside the world of an academic game development program.
‘Chicago New Media 1973-1992’ pays tribute to the city’s contribution to video games and digital art
On the frontier of free information, experimentation, and self-expression.
Sketches from CIFF: a few thoughts on the nature of virtual reality
Discussed: virtual reality gaming, Entrepreneur, and Mr. Soul!
Gamer Ninja on playing Fortnite with Drake: ‘That was absolutely incredible’
Suburban video-game streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who earns almost $900K a month, has gotten national media exposure after playing with Drake.
The nation’s hottest entertainer right now is a suburban Chicago video-game streamer named Ninja
Rapper Drake and NCAA darlings UMBC are among the millions of fans of Tyler Blevins, who’s earning hundreds of thousands of dollars per month playing Fortnite.
Professional look, video-game style
This Chicagoan’s sartorial strategy? “To always feel like I’m a video-game character”.
The newly renovated Davis Theater is a vaudeville house for the 21st century
More than a movie theater, the newly renovated “entertainment complex” will host a series of community events, including a live Oscar viewing party in support of Common Threads.
Can a video game be the ultimate empathy machine?
With the new Englewood-set video game We Are Chicago, indie developer Michael Block attempts to convey the psychological experience of living in a high-crime neighborhood.
The year in Reader photos
The best photos that ran in the Reader in 2016.
Ian Bogost discovers the hidden joy of drudgery
In Play Anything, Ian Bogost advances the idea that boring tasks can be fun if we approached them like Tetris or soccer.
Black video game characters finally get their due in Dateline: Bronzeville
Artist Philip Mallory Jones previews his ambitious project depicting life in Bronzeville circa 1940.
Video games level up to high art—and Chicago artist William Chyr is at the controls
The artist and polymath is using PlayStation as the canvas for his magnum opus, Manifold Garden.
Warcraft: The game was better
Humans and Orcs battle for supremacy in this adaptation of the medieval fantasy game