Video games are a tricky thing, especially this time of year. When you give a video game to your kids as a gift, are you making their holiday more joyous or potentially making their skin more pasty and their muscles more atrophied? The key to video game enjoyment, like anything, is moderation. My g ... More >>
My dork resume is long and varied. Much more so than its professional counterpart. Band, debate, drama ... the list goes on and on. For the purposes of this article, we're going to focus on the RPG bullet. I haven't been much of a gamer since I had kids of my own; the little bastards always want to ... More >>
Celebrity endorsements are nothing new. They have been around as long as there were celebrities and companies willing to pay them to say they smoked Kool's or drove Chevy, or force us to explain to children and the elderly why we would giggle every time we saw the milk-stained upper lip of a famous ... More >>
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 >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find the meaning in some of the odder monikers. We know of Kenny Khaos and his band Cronophage through the orifices of Justin Whitney and his band Church ov Melkarth. Cronopha ... More >>
Photos courtesy of Houston SymphonySaturday's cast (from left): Alan Halverson as Kefka , Rachel Smith as Yuffie, Amanda Ayr as TifaThe Houston Symphony Jones Hall July 24, 2010 While everyone else in Houston was going gaga for Gaga, Aftermath headed down to Jones Hall to hear the Houston Sy ... More >>
Recently, Valerie Alberto gave you a list of video-game theme-song covers that sent your humble narrator hurtling back into his childhood, a time when beating a game was called "flipping." And when Rocks Off thinks of video-game music, only one things comes to mind - the opera scene in Final ... More >>
Photo by Hallie JordanRice senior Giacomo Ferrari with his game Box Warsâ€‹Computer gaming--usually a top procrastination activity -- has landed Rice University a spot in the Princeton Review and GamePro magazine's top 50 schools for computer game design.Computer science professor Joe Warren star ... More >>
â€‹The geniuses that first let you rock 'n' roll with guitar legends in Guitar Hero decided to bring out a new instrument for gamers to party on. This time, Activision brought out the turntables for their newest title, DJ Hero. Available for the Playstations 2 & 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii, DJ ... More >>
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The king of Hollywood takes on the small screen
Nothing you haven't seen, but still a welcome sight
House of the Dead returns for the Wii, stiff as ever
Guinness writes the book on gaming, but doesn't shatter any records
Meet the newest kind of bar band
NiGHTS's second coming feels more like a first draft
A look back at gaming's greatest hits
Does Halo 3 live up to its billing?
Soccer gets a surreal twist in Mario Strikers Charged
Alien Syndrome will alienate some, infect others.
A few more changes would've helped Transformers.
The Wii's Big Brain Academy makes summer school cool
The terrorizing townsfolk of Resident Evil 4 shamble onto the Wii.
All the beer in the world can't save Mario Party 8.
A promising glimpse of the next Halo.
for the Wii looks good enough to eat
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There's more than one way to play with your Wii
Nintendo finally gets 1-Up on the competition.
Saints Row shamelessly apes Grand Theft Auto.
The five biggest attention-getters at E3
Sega's Hedgehog goes back to the grind...yawn
The Xbox Live Arcade is a high-tech twist on the old-fashioned coin-op
There's nothing rusty about Mega Man X's old-school 'bots.
Texas teens turn video games into movies and get millions of hits
Dragon Quest VIII is the biggest thing from Japan since Godzilla
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war
Perfect Dark Zero isn't a bull's-eye, but it hits the target
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