Note: In his column Serrano Time, Houston's award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. I am working on a new book. I cannot say too much about it yet, other than: 1. it's with the same company that published Bun B's Rap Coloring And Activity Book. 2. it will ... More >>
Historically speaking, Black Friday is a phrase synonymous with discount hand-mixers and 5 a.m. tramplings at the local Walmart. By definition alone -- so not hip. And while all of you normal folks -- who would rather pay the extra $50 for a PS4 over pitching a tent in the shantytown that accumulate ... More >>
Resident Evil: Retribution director is now an industry titan.
This past Sunday, The New York Times ran a piece by Paul Greenberg where the author explained how important the Beatles were to music and pop culture to his five-year old son. The child didn't know that the band had albums, but only knew the Fab Four from iTunes playlists. "When the Beatles record ... More >>
The duo behind Houston rap's biggest hit in years, "Drank in My Cup," has plenty more in store.
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 >>
Whether you just got out of prison, a nasty case of swine flu had you bedridden for weeks, or you just plain don't like your family that much, there are a million reasons many folks wait until the last minute to go Christmas shopping. And really, who wants to truck over to Wal-Mart and risk a trampl ... More >>
‚ÄčIf you prefer a little power of prayer with your PlayStation -- and if you live anywhere near a Houston or Dallas Wal-Mart -- then you're in luck: Inspired Media Entertainment is test-marketing its Left Behind and Charlie the Churchmouse games in those select locations.So just what is a "Chr ... More >>
For a few hours yesterday, the lead story at Chron.com gravely warned Houstonians on the dangers of mixing generators and video games. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston evidently found that this happened often in the blacked-out weeks in the wake of Hurricane Ik ... More >>
Meet the real guitar heroes
How yesterday's games spawned today's best-sellers
Movie mogul taps into his inner child
Camping out at Best Buy with gamers -- and entrepreneurs
Final Fantasy XII: Role-playing on autopilot.
Slow-paced Valkyrie Profile offers dull apocalypse.
The year's most shameless B-movie delivers exactly what it promises
Vaughn ensures an amicable Break-Up
Mission: Impossible III runs the franchise into the ground
A Resident Evil remake captures all the creepy fun of the original
There's nothing rusty about Mega Man X's old-school 'bots.
The new Castlevania is the last nail in the franchise's coffin
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war
Cyberonics has implanted its pacemaker in thousands of epileptics. It wants to expand to the depression market. Still needed: an accounting of those who died or were injured after receiving its implant.
Master Chief, a weapons-toting super-enhanced human, is the only being who can save the earth. A video gamer from Texas is the world champion at helping him do just that ó thousands of times over.
National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies -- like Con Air
The Boy in Da Corner comes out swinging
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
What do punks the Dropkick Murphys have in common with soulful Norah Jones? More than you think.
Travel back in time to a real arcade
The Aurora Picture Show takes another look at those high school health films
In which a narcotic, native-born music finds a nightclub home
Allison arrived in a flood of thoughts -- mattress rafts, murky thigh-deep water and the sudden flotsam of family life rushing out the back door
If Harris County constables execute a writ of possession, Security Storage gets your stuff. How do you get it back?
A needless love triangle deflates the tense sniper showdown in Gates
Or: How Tony Hawk turned skateboarding into a multimillion-dollar international obsession
Tracey Deel was shot a dozen times by two teens who wanted her car. She dragged herself the length of three football fields determined not to be just another homocide statistic.
Low-budget documentary about a deliveryman and wanna-be rock star takes some wrong turns
DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds
December 24 - 30, 1998