Video Games

“Shadow of the Colossus” gets a gorgeous graphic overhaul. But it maintains its mid-aughts charm as you ride across the countryside to slay the big-ass beasts. more

Feb 10, 2018 5:00 AM Games


Meag Sargent

Last year’s Indie Arcade was so popular, it ran two hours over. This year, the expanded event at Robinia Courtyard on Feb. 15 features 11 new games created by independent developers from the region. more

Feb 8, 2018 5:00 AM Games 1 Comments

Isthmus games scribe Aaron Conklin looks back at his seven favorite videogames from the past year. more

Dec 22, 2017 1:51 PM Games

“The Evil Within 2” is a shockingly good sequel to the original, a head-tripping gore fest centered around a grizzled detective. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Games

Madison hosts M+ DEV, a major videogame developer conference that organizers hope will help boost Wisconsin’s place in the growing industry. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Games

The Madison office of Bluehole is reportedly an integral part of the company’s five-year plan to expand. One other local gaming company feels reassured that a foreign company saw “the potential in Madison as a strong game-development hub.” more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM News


Aaron Conklin

UW-Madison grad Benedict Fritz is inspired by a cult video classic for the new indie game “Tumbleseed.” more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM SCREENS

“Persona 5” is an irresistible entry in the longtime role-playing series. Its stunning stylistic touches will transport you to the city of Tokyo, and a huge cast of characters springs to life. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:45 PM Games


Joel Hansen

Madison has the longest-running public tournament in the United States dedicated to “Tecmo Super Bowl,” an ancient video football game for the original Nintendo. And it lives on. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

Find out which games spent the most time in Aaron R. Conklin’s game queue. more

Dec 27, 2016 11:39 AM Games

The much-anticipated “Dishonored 2” doesn’t have much new in the way of plot. But the jaw-dropping array of magical abilities will keep you entertained. more

Nov 17, 2016 12:58 PM Games

The independent game developers just released a PlayStation 4 port of the PC racing game “Absolute Drift.” more

Aug 25, 2016 4:45 PM Games


Ryan Michael Wisniewski

Geeks Mania is a refuge for nostalgia seekers and next-gen gamers. The Odana Road arcade and comics/collectibles shop features pinball, vintage video games and gamer meeting space. more

Aug 11, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

Educational game pioneers Kurt Squire and Constance Steinkuehler had started to put UW-Madison on the map for video game development. But fed up with Wisconsin’s political climate, the couple are defecting to the University of California. more

Jul 25, 2016 2:53 PM News 7 Comments



The purveyors of “Limbo,” one of gaming’s most minimalist masterpieces, have returned to form with “Inside,” a creepy and compelling side-scrolling puzzle-platformer that’s completely dialogue- and text-free. more

Jul 15, 2016 2:45 PM Games


Jeri Casper

The “Pokémon Go” app turns every part of your real-world universe into a place to hunt for Nintendo’s ubiquitous pocket monsters, and it’s taken over the world — and Madison — like an Articuno hurricane move. more

Jul 12, 2016 4:33 PM Games

Will Nintendo’s new NX console be groundbreaking or another round of déjà vu? more

Apr 29, 2016 1:45 PM Games



There’s so much detail to admire in “Tom Clancy’s The Division,” beginning with the weather effects. Those snowflakes falling on the decimated streets of Brooklyn are enough to make you stop and notice everything else. more

Mar 16, 2016 4:30 PM Games

Tech-AutismVideoGames-crJeffMiller UWMadison-02252016.jpg

Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

​Some autistic children struggle with balance skills. A UW team has developed a Wii computer game that it hopes might give them a leg up. more

Feb 24, 2016 3:24 PM News



The new "Fire Emblem: Fates" splits a sprawling storyline into two separate, seemingly full-priced games called "Birthright" and "Conquest," where your relatives, friends and confidantes can suddenly become sworn enemies. more

Feb 23, 2016 3:54 PM Games