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Atari Inc.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Old School Christmas: 9 Gifts That Got (Get?) Kids Out of the House and In Better Shape w/Video

    Since the advent of video games, kids have increasingly spent time inside huddled around game consoles. Even for an older guy like me, I grew up with Atari and early handheld video games that were pretty damn addictive, but nothing like the sophisticated games out today that not only look amazing, b ... More >>

  • Film

    August 15, 2013

    Jobs Report

    Ashton Kutcher almost reveals the man beyond the devices.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    April Schooled: How Two Different Pranks Caught Even Us Off Guard April 1

    As the saying goes, you've got to get up pretty early in the morning to pull one over on us. Apparently, in at least two cases yesterday, people got up DAMN early because a couple of our writers got caught with their virtual pants down. We know conspiracy theorists think the media is involved in so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Last Night: Mutemath at House of Blues

    Let's get something straight right off the bat: Mutemath is not a Christian band. Sure, the band members are all lifelong Christians, but the New Orleans-based act sued their label, Warner Music Group, in 2006 for breach of contract and negligent representation when their debut EP Reset was releas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    5 Franchises You Didn't Know Had Video Game Adaptations

    To be clear, turning franchises into video games is a scam to get people to buy them as presents. "Oh, you liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Here's the game they made about it. Happy Christmas." That sort of thing. For the most part the game designers are on a rushed deadline, and they generally resen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Illegal Wiretaps: At Least Their Name Isn't Pregnancy Farts

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​Craig Hlavaty called us into his office, which is little more than a refrigerator box with Lady Gaga lyrics scrawled on the sides and an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    The 25 Most Influential Bands Of The '90s

    Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. ​As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    MLB 2K11 Version of Houston Astros Makes (Terrible) History

    Hmmm, who should I pick as Halladay's opponent?​Video games have always been one of the more underrated enemies of society. When I was a kid, sitting around and playing Atari or Intellivision all day was completely frowned upon by parents. The mall arcade was where the "hoodlum" kids went to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011
  • Music

    September 23, 2010

    Atari Teenage Riot's Empire

    Techno-punks have a new MC and a new message.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Post KTRU/KUHF, Possible Houston Mergers & Acquisitions To Come

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayGozer has designs on the Galleria.​Rice University and the University of Houston have reached a deal to convert KTRU into a 24-hour white-noise station to help our city's insomniacs. Fitzgerald's was just bought out by the guys who made Mango's a viable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Game Time: Whaler Fan Fest -- Houston Oiler Fans May Know How I Feel

    Hartford Whalers: They live on as a dessert​"Somewhere along the line, we will see you in another place in another time. God bless all of you fans. Remember one thing, you may have lost the NHL, but you have not lost the memories." -- Chuck Kaiton, the voice of the Hartford Whalers after the Whal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Upcoming: Atari Teenage Riot, Heart, Rocks Off's "Reduxion," Etc.

    Poster by DUAL​Atari Teenage Riot, Black Congress, Female Demand: Wed., Sept. 29. Numbers. Betty Wright, Willie Clayton: Sat., Oct. 2. Arena Theatre. Cory Morrow: Mon., Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m. Cactus Music & Video. Devil Driver, Kataklysm, Kittie: Tue., Aug. 31. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Flyleaf, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    (Don't) Book 'Em, Dano: 42 Artists Who Have Absolutely No Business Touring Together

    ​ When Rocks Off received word last week that indie duo The Big Pink was embarking on a 2010 tour with NYC's A Place to Bury Strangers, our initial thought was, "Cool," followed closely by, "Ew." For once, there's a promo poster we really have no desire to see. But then our next thought was, "Coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Aftermath: Dutch Superstar DJ Tiesto at Reliant Arena

    www.youtube.com/user/aquariuz By any number of measures, Dutch born DJ/producer Tiesto is an international musical superstar. He's been voted "Best DJ in the World" by DJ Magazine three years in a row. He performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens, making history as the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    A Wish List For Austin's Movie Memorabilia Sale

    Austin Studios is having a movie memorabilia sale tomorrow and Saturday. From noon to 5 PM tomorrow and 8 AM - 2 PM Saturday at 1901 E. 51st Street (in Austin, duh), you can pick through all manner of props and cinematic leftovers. Debbie Haber at the studio balked at providing a complete manifest ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    July 10, 2008
  • Music

    June 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    Last Night: Van Halen at Toyota Center

    Van Halen Toyota Center January 28, 2008 Better Than: “My fellow Americans, you and I both know the State of the Union is pretty fucked up. Let’s all just listen to Women and Children First.” Download: You do realize this is Van Halen, right? Their fans think “downloading” is something y ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    March 8, 2007

    Wii Play

    There's not much besides an extra controller to these minigames

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    Sovereign Ruler

    Is the U.S. Ready for the S-O-V?

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Band on the Run

    A murder confession puts the Jonbent in the news

  • Home Entertainment

    August 10, 2006

    Ant Wussy

    Get out the magnifying glass. It's time to burn a game.

  • Calendar

    May 4, 2006
  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Eliot Lipp

    Friday, April 21, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-629-3700

  • Home Entertainment

    February 16, 2006

    Torino It Off

    This horrible Winter Olympics game doesn't even medal

  • Home Entertainment

    January 26, 2006

    Exit the Matrix

    The Matrix: Path of Neo is more chop suey than chopsocky

  • Home Entertainment

    January 19, 2006

    Monkey Shines

    Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Cre Cuts

    On the phone with the Mtley bunch

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004

    She's Got Game

    Video game vixen Morgan Webb stops by for a little X-Play

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004

    Keeping Up with the Jones

    The Triple Crown thunders to the finish line

  • News

    July 24, 2003

    Game On

    Young warriors gather for battles in cyberspace

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Pitfall Punks

    Swinging over the crocodile ponds with the Ataris

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Laptop Liberaces

    Trax in Space adds another dimension to the music galaxy

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    Local Rotation

    Jody Hughes -- Japanic

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Uploading

    If her capers as comptroller don't catch her, Carole Rylander is ready to ride the Internet to greater political fame

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

  • Calendar

    May 8, 1997
  • Calendar

    December 1, 1994
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