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Posted by Randy Davenport | Dec 5, 2017

The 2001 Nintendo game was a fun way to pit the likes of Mario and Kirby against Pikachu and Donkey Kong. For many that was all it ever was, but...

Posted by James Trainor | Sep 6, 2016

Play the Knave Game Installation University of Iowa Main Library -- Wednesday, Sept. 7 at noon Videogame Shakespeare: Collaboration and Creativity in Play the Knave University of Iowa 109 EPB...

Posted by James Trainor | Jul 6, 2016

Owner of Critical Hit Games Chance Kirchhof -- photo by Britt Fowler Critical Hit Games is an Iowa City gaming store founded with the mission of being a gaming store...

Her Story
Posted by Sam Stewart | Jul 31, 2015

If you had walked in on me playing Her Story over the past few days, you may not have realized I was playing a game at all. My play sessions...

Skull Shot
Posted by Pat Brown | May 28, 2015

Sure shot: Game designer Lisa Brown, formerly of Insomniac Games -- known for Sunset Overdrive (pictured above) -- spoke at this year's EPXCON on April 25. For the past several...

Gone Home
Posted by Eric Kuehl | Mar 30, 2015

EPX Studio, a University of Iowa student organization specializing in video game and animation production, will host several indie artists and developers this Friday...

Gamicon
Posted by Eric Kuehl | Feb 20, 2015

Gamers, your weekend has arrived. Gamicon, Iowa’s longest-running gaming convention, kicks off this Friday at 1 p.m. in downtown Iowa City...

Posted by Drew Bulman | Nov 7, 2014

Forbidden Planet — a pizzeria and video arcade — held its grand opening Thursday night in downtown Iowa City, serving up pizza and beer (at last!) in the space...

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Posted by Casey Wagner | Sep 10, 2014

There are bars with arcade games and arcades with bars. And then there are “barcades,” establishments that Chris Ellis, co-owner and brewer of...

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Posted by Pat Brown | May 22, 2014

It’s an exciting time for video games. In recent years, alongside the rise of so-called “triple-A” games—like the upcoming Destiny (2014) that cost exorbitant amounts...

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Posted by Pat Brown | Mar 26, 2014

Ever since the first versions of the video game Oregon Trail appeared in the early 1970s, the notion that video games might have a productive place in a...

Game Geeks tournament time!
Posted by Drew Bulman | Feb 10, 2014

Fighting games (typically) pit one fighter against another for an epic pugilist showdown. The first annual Iowa City Fight Club kicks off February 28, giving the area's best gamers a...

Aw yeah, that Street Fighter, you feel me?
Posted by Drew Bulman | Dec 31, 2013

Can I interest you in a Hadoken? Or maybe a Shoryuken? -- photo courtesy of Joey Video game aficionados take note: You'll soon have a new place to buy and...

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Posted by Michael Gallagher | Nov 27, 2013

For many consumers, this holiday season will mean making a difficult decision about what video game console to purchase. There’s the recently released...