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  • VT Game Review: Epic Knights
  • VT Game Review: Epic Knights

    State of the Arts
    Epic Knights, produced by Burlington’s Toonuva Games, is a third-person action game available free on the Apple App Store. While the game boasts an…

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  • All in a Day's Play

    Keeping it virtually real at Richmond's Computer Games magazine
    Steve Bauman gets to play God for a living -- sort of. He's free to spend hours, even days, inventing the wheel, discovering gunpowder and…

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  • Karaoke Evolution
  • Karaoke Evolution

    Game On: "SingStar Pop" "SingStar Rocks!" Playstation 2, $29.99 each, E 10+ for Everyone 10 and older
    Karaoke is cool. You may still think of karaoke as something lonely singles do in the back of a Bennigan’s, waving around a glass…

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  • Tapping Into Games

    Game On
    Willy Wonka had a great idea. Wonkavision, as the story goes, was a sort of television that let you reach into the screen and pull…

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  • Gifts for Gamers

    Game On
    Ready to play the shopping game? Finding the perfect gift for the gamer on your holiday list this year won't take any more effort than…

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  • The Never-Ending Story

    Game On
    Poor Princess Zelda. Once again, her kingdom is under siege, evil has risen and, as always, only a boy warrior can set things right. The…

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  • Game On
  • Game On

    Art Review: "Game (Life): Video Games in Contemporary Art," Firehouse Gallery, Burlington. Through February 13.
    When you were playing Donkey Kong in 1981, you probably weren’t thinking about the artwork. It’s even less likely that you — or the…

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  • Back-to-Back Classics
  • Back-to-Back Classics

    Game On: "SimCity DS:" Nintendo DS, $29.99, E for Everyone. "PaRappa the Rapper:" PSP $29.99, E for Everyone
    Old games, take a bow. “SimCity” and “PaRappa the Rapper” share the distinction of being titles that more or less invented new gaming genres. Every…

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  • Wario on the Move

    Game On
    Call it the innovator's dilemma. Sure, you can come out with a provocative, cutting-edge game that defines its genre. But then, what's next? In the…

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  • Still Saving the Princess
  • Still Saving the Princess

    Game On: "The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass", DS Nintendo, $34.99. E for everyone
    If Mario's not careful, he's going to lose his job. Long Nintendo's heroic mascot, the smiling erstwhile plumber faces stiff competition for his role…

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  • Rising Above the Rest

    Game On
    Maybe I should learn a foreign language. At the very least, mastering "Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends" feels like a full-on Berlitz course in…

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  • Let the (Video) Games Begin

    Local Matters
    BURLINGTON -- Vermont's elementary school curriculum may soon include playing a locally made video game. This summer, students in the Electronic Game and Interactive Development…

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  • The Business of Play

    Game On
    Nintendo's not playing around. Before the Wii launched, financial analysts such as Merrill Lynch expected the system to retail for $199, maybe even less. The…

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  • Still Pursuing the Trivial
  • Still Pursuing the Trivial

    Game On: "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action"? $59.99 ?Xbox 360? E for Everyone? "Buzz! The Mega Quiz"?$39.99? PlayStation 2 ?E for Everyone ?"Smarty Pants"? $39.99? Nintendo DS ?E for Everyone
    Video games want out of the basement and teenage boys' bedrooms. New games for the Wii, Play-Station 2 and Xbox 360 lead the way…

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  • Cold, Hungry and Thirsty

    Game On
    It's a cold, cruel world out there."Lost in Blue 2" returns to the Nintendo DS to make sure you know it. Most games want you…

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  • Tony Hawk, Take a Walk
  • Tony Hawk, Take a Walk

    Game On: "Skate"? $59.99?, PS3, Xbox 360,? T for Teen
    Remember Tony Hawk? Of course you do. Not only does Hawk have almost supernatural skills on a skateboard, but he's arguably the first person…

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  • Crime Time

    Game On
    Francis Ford Coppola might want to toss a horse head into someone's bed, but the "Godfather" game isn't half-bad. That's not to say that this…

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  • The Beauty of the Race

    Game On
    Gentlemen, start your graphics engines. "MotorStorm" roars onto the PlayStation 3, splattering mud and kicking up dust in the most glorious mess seen to date…

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