Video Games

Galak-Z: The Dimensional logo courtesy of 17-BIT

A Quick Video Preview Of ‘Galak-Z: The Dimensional’ — Dying Shouldn’t Be This Fun

You’re going to die a lot in Galak-Z: The Dimensional. Developer 17-BIT are so aware of this, they’ve made it a selling point of the game. In the end, it’s worth it — Galak-Z is really, really fun.

08/04/2015

Valentine's Day Date Ideas - Play Video Games

Study: Violent Video Games Make Players More Hostile

Players who enjoy violent video games are more likely to feel threatened in everyday encounters and react in aggressive ways.

07/16/2015

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Review: The Sad Dad Batman Strikes Again… Hopefully For The Last Time

For hardcore fans of the series, Batman: Arkham Knight delivers on nearly every front. For those of us capable of acknowledging its flaws, it’s both innovative and frustratingly half-baked.

07/06/2015

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Warner Bros. Suspends Sales Of Broken PC Version Of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’

There are major problems with Batman: Arkham Knight, with fingers being pointed at a Chicago-based game developer.

06/25/2015

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Review: Axiom Verge Is Better Than Your Favorite Games From The ‘90s

Axiom Verge seems like an old trope, but mutates into anything but as the game progresses.

06/23/2015

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Axiom Verge: How To Beat Ukhu, The Giant Hornet Thing That Poops Bees

There appear to be two ways to beat Ukhu, the fifth boss in Axiom Verge: The quick way and the hard way.

06/18/2015

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Review: Destiny Doesn’t Respect Your Time, So Stop Playing It

I’d be a liar if I said Destiny’s basic components don’t draw on the obsessive parts of my brain that keep me playing video games. I just think there are better games to satiate our obsessive needs. Like hunting humans, for example, the greatest game of all.

06/04/2015

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Mortal Kombat X: A Chicago Video Game Company’s Most Violent Baby

Mortal Kombat X feels like two games… One that’s beautiful, plays well and is a lot of fun, and another that is infuriating.

05/21/2015

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The Video Game Industry: Good For The Economy, Bad For Women?

A new study from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) highlights the impact the video game industry has on state economies — and it’s mostly good news. Sadly, the gaming industry continues to flail in one critical area: women.

11/14/2014

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Some Video Games Could Be Part Of Mental Health Treatment, Researchers Say

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 15 million Americans suffer from major depressive disorder and 40 million from an anxiety disorder.

08/04/2014

The video game "Watch Dogs" is set in Chicago, with a few adjustments. (Ubisoft)

Can Violent Video Games Set In Chicago Spark Real Bloodshed?

The Chicago police officer’s union is returning fire at “Hitman: Absolution,” which makes killing cops look like sport. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

03/18/2013

Ubisoft's new 'Splinter Cell: Blacklist' interactive game is previewed at the Microsoft Xbox E3 2012 media briefing in Los Angeles, California, on June 4, 2012. 'Splinter Cell: Blacklist' features protagonist Sam Fischer brutalizing terrorists as he tries to uncover information about a mysterious blacklist of terrorist attacks planned against U.S. interests. The game is scheduled for release in Spring 2013. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the video game industry's biggest event, runs from June 5-7 in Los Angeles. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Debate Renewed Over The Culture Of Violent Entertainment

Newtown, Conn. has revived the perennial debate over violence on TV and in video games. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

12/17/2012

Headquarters Beercade (Credit: Sam Zuba)

Headquarters Beercade: A Tasteful Blast From The Past

I had been inside Headquarters Beercade for less than five minutes when it hit me: This place was unlike any other bar–or arcade–I had ever been to. Located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Headquarters Beercade seamlessly fuses together spectacular craft beer and cocktails with classic arcade games…

11/15/2012

The 4,000 square foot classic arcade, at 2719 W. Algonquin Road, houses about 60 machines grouped according to category. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Classic Algonquin Arcade

Want to play Pac Man, Asteroids or Donkey Kong? If you said yes, you might have been a gamer back in the 1980s.

08/27/2012

Adam Nicolai was addicted to video gaming. (CBS)

Research Shows Link To Violent Video Games, Brain Changes

Research presented at the Chicago meeting of the Radiological Society of North America has found a first-ever physiologic link between playing violent video games and changes in behavior.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

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Video Games Look To Fill The Void If NFL Games Are Missed

With the length of the NFL season still uncertain, and an NFL Lockout well over 100 days, many football fans are beginning to crave a football fix that they haven’t had since the Super Bowl.

670 The Score–07/10/2011

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Will County Prosecutor: Fight Not Over Against Violent Video Games

Video game makers and sellers may be celebrating after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday overturning the California ban on the sale or rental of violent games to children.

06/28/2011

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DePaul Library To Build Video Game Collection

Where can you get your gaming fix these days? If you’re a DePaul University student, the answer is as close as your campus library.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

EA Sports’ NCAA Football 11 Review

Each new real college football season brings a new highly anticipated video game counterpart. And this year is by no means an exception to that. NCAA Football 11 might not come jam packed with new […]

07/28/2010

Now You Can Really Be Like Mike

2KSports already has gamers anxiously awaiting the release of NBA2K11 after they made the announcement last month that Michael Jordan would be on cover. Well that news appears to be only the tip of the […]

07/22/2010