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Ken Brosky

Ah, memories. I bought the first Tony Hawk game solely based on the reviews, and I bought the second game solely because it became the go-to video game in the dorms during college. Everyone was playing it. Everyone was losing sleep over it.... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

In anticipation of the release of Penny Arcade's third game coming out next week, I made a point of downloading the first two “episodes” to give them a whirl. I had relatively few expectations... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

When you play the videogame of thrones, you give up … or you die. That about sums up this game, unfortunately. Created with the help of George R.R. Martin... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I seriously worry that “Americanizing” this series has hurt it. I know, I know … I usually hate Japanese storytelling. But when it came to the Ninja Gaiden series, the storytelling was for Read more

Video Games are Dumb

I'm grading this game solely on the basis of its merits as a fighting game. I want to state that at the top because I want to go on record as saying the “story” of the game is absolutely ridiculous. Pandora's Box has landed in the ar Read more

Video Games are Dumb

I know I said I was going to review Ninja Gaiden, but I couldn't help pick up a copy of The Witcher 2 when I stopped by the local game store. Full disclosure: I have no idea whatsoever what happened in the first game. I picked this up on a ... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

Since my nearest Blockbuster is now officially closed (and I'm struggling to figure out where the NEXT nearest one is), I thought I'd hop on down to the local video game store to examine the newly released, overpriced games. Ninja Gaiden 3?... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

It occurred to me as I was fooling around with Mass Effect 3 this week that I was, in the heat of the excitement, perhaps a bit hasty in glossing over some of the things that really ticked me off about this game... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

Well, once again intergalactic politics has made a mess of things. You tried to warn them. For two freaking games, Command Shepherd tried to warn them all. The Reapers are coming! No, really, they're coming! And they're going to destroy... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

Oh sweet Jesus, I can't wait for Mass Effect 3 to come out. It's reached a point where I can't even enjoy other games for more than a few hours. Here is Asura's Wrath, a perfectly commendable game with colorful graphics, sleek style, a Read more

Video Games are Dumb

One of the things you sort of get used to with comic book-inspired games is the goofiness. Sometimes, it's goofy dialogue. Sometimes, it's goofy writing. Sometimes, it's goofy events. Darkness 2 has a little bit of all of this, which makes Read more

Video Games are Dumb

Well, you had to go and die, didn't you? Thankfully, there's an app for that. It's called the Well of Souls, and it just saved your butt. That's a good thing, because a horrible race of creatures is ravaging the world, and your charact Read more

Video Games are Dumb

Well, another Soulcalibur is finally out. Do we all care? A little. I've always had a soft spot for the franchise, especially the third and fourth games, which were played in a drunken state with friends who swore like sailors. The fifth ga... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

It's been a little over a week since the Packers effectively crushed my winter dreams. Dissatisfied with the end to the season, I downloaded a copy of NFL Blitz in order to control the Packers and show the world how it's done. That turned o... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

I decided to try out this game because there was nothing else to pick up at the local Blockbuster. That, and I wanted to give another Suda 51 game a whirl. I've developed a certain animosity toward Japanese video games at this point, becaus... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

For those of you interested in knowing more about where games are headed (and how pretty they're going to look), I thought I'd compile some information to make sure you can stay up to speed... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

God, I hate end-of-the-year lists. But I'm making an exception for this one because the world of video games produced so much awesome, bad, and strange stuff that it's almost impossible to have caught everything. So let's take an Xbox-heavy Read more

Video Games are Dumb

So Assassin's Creed has finally come to a close. Quite frankly, I'm glad. It's not that I've ever grown tired of the amazing visuals—I haven't, and in this game it's no different … the graphics are amazing. It Read more

Video Games are Dumb

I feel bad, having such a limited supply of funds, given how many amazing games have come out recently. And so this week I decided to run through some of the other video game magazines (my “competitors”) to filter out the most honest rev... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

Having not gotten into the other Elder Scrolls games, I hoped against hope that I'd be able to jump into Skyrim without feeling lost. Thankfully, that's exactly how I felt. While the makers of the game clearly provide a number of treats for... Read more

Video Games are Dumb

Looking to see a fun performance? Lykke Li is performing live at the Pabst on Thursday, August 6 at 8pm. Lykke Li brings her wispy yet sweet vocals to the stage that will keep you swaying from start to fini,Promotions Read more

Promotions

I love spedini, they are such a rich, comforting food. I like their versatility, too. You can find literally hundreds if not thousands of variations; everybody has their own version. I make mine with whatever ,Just Cook It Read more

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In one incarnation or another, for the past 15 years, singer-songwriter Will Oldham has ma Beware, ,Music Feature Read more

Music Feature

The dogs are after Boaz, 26 of them all counted, barking and snapping under vengeful, glar Waltz with Bashir ,Film Read more

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This weekend sees the introduction of Transmutative Cinema, a free film series with a fond Apart From That ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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The Miami Heat challenge the Milwaukee Cold—er, Milwaukee Bucks—tonight at a 7 p.m. game at the Bradley Center. (Sorry, it’s just really, really cold out there.),Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Bad news for fans of interactive Catholic comedy: Late Nite Catechism, the nun-themed come Late Nite Catechism ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Though artist Richard Haas is best known for his large trompe l'oeil murals grafting the unsightly wounds of postwar expansion in cities like New York and Chicago, it's his prints that serve as a bedrock fo,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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King Me! One of the world's best-known strategists on the game of checkers passed away i New York Times ,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird Read more

News of the Weird

In September of 1971, Pappas retired the first 26 Padres he faced. The 27th batter walked and co,Sports Read more

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There is a scene in Monty Python & The Holy Grail where a group of outraged peasants, desperate to scapegoat someone for their lot in life, eagerly produce an,Left and Right Read more

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One of Milwaukee's most popular comedians, Chris Barnes headlines two shows tonight at the Comedy Café, one at 8 and one at 10:15 p.m. Barnes delivers his jokes in a low-key, “a funny thing happ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

If you like your dance performances with a whiff of dissidence, Your Mother Dances, a femi The Nutcracker ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Luci and the Iron Horse Hotel presents Holiday 08, a runway show, on Friday, December 12 starting at 9 pm and continuing until 1 am. There will be an ,Sponsored Events Read more

Happening Now

Chess Records was one of a handful of independent record labels that changed the sound of Cadillac Records ,Film Read more

Film Reviews

The jazz duo of renowned Milwaukee guitarist Jack Grassel and vocalist Jill Jensen makes its debut tonight at 8:30 p.m. at Tommasino Italia (7335 W. Greenfield), an Italian bar and restaurant in West Allis.,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

The cabaret of Weimar Germany showcased a sophisticated mélange of avant-garde gestures, 1920s pop and early jazz, and the era left an afterimage on artists as distinct as Marlene Dietrich and Lou ,CD Reviews Read more

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