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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

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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

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Playdead

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

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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

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Ubisoft

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

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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

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Nintendo

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

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Leslie Magid Higgins

​Since developing Xbox, Robbie Bach is preaching the gospel of becoming “civic engineers” in our communities. more

Jan 21, 2016 5:00 AM News

A double-edged gift to aspiring video game level auteurs and hardcore fanboys, Nintendo’s new Wii U game “Super Mario Maker” puts the level design power directly into your hands. more

Sep 28, 2015 4:30 AM Games

The developers of new PS4 game “Until Dawn” clearly had a blast trying to mash up the often dopey conventions of teen horror movies, and for the most part they succeeded. more

Sep 12, 2015 8:00 AM Games

A quarter-century is the equivalent of an eon in the tumultuous video game industry, but Raven Software is still soaring. Co-founder Brian Raffel recently discussed the highs, lows and unexpected twists of the Madison-based company’s first 25 years. more

Aug 20, 2015 3:35 PM Games

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Alexei Vella

Games developers say with collaboration and critical mass they can compete with the coasts more

Aug 20, 2015 8:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

​Years ago, “games for learning” was code word for “boring.” But Madison’s Filament games has helped make them a hot trend in education. more

Aug 7, 2015 8:30 AM News

After six years and three sequels, the Dark Knight gets both his next-gen due and his hard-won reward in “Arkham Knight,” a sprawling adventure that brings the video game series to a logical and satisfying conclusion. more

Jun 30, 2015 5:32 PM Games

Rolling out backward compatibility for Xbox One is a boon for gamers and a backhand slap to Microsoft’s chief console rival. more

Jun 18, 2015 4:30 PM Games

The splatterific vibe of Nintendo’s new game “Splatoon” appeals to the visceral grade-schooler in all of us, the part that wants to make a ginormous, gooey mess and not be responsible for cleaning up any of it. more

Jun 10, 2015 2:35 PM Games

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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