Updated: September 02, 2015 9:20:59 PM MDT
 
 
 
 
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Video gamesRocky Mountain Gamer: 'Madden NFL 16' makes all the right moves

09/02/2015 06:00 PM MDT
This year's installment of the stalwart football simulation provides the most compelling overhaul in recent memory. While recent years saw incremental improvements to the running system and the defense, "Madden 16" offers a slew of improved mechanics and a new mode that likely will change the way you'll play forever. 
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Words From a Nerd: Square Enix's scummy tactics
09/01/2015 05:46 PM MDT - "Mankind Divided" is taking preordering into a new and terrible place by attempting to capitalize on the Kickstarter-driven craze for stretch goals. The game is offering preorder bonuses in five tiers, with each new tier bringing some extra into the fore, but only if enough other people preorder the game as well. This is a pretty scummy tactic in itself, as it automatically creates bias in those who have preordered the game to praise its virtues to friends in person and strangers online in hopes that more people will pre-buy, unlocking more crap. Full Story

Rocky Mountain Gamer: Disney takes 'Star Wars' to another galaxy
08/27/2015 04:15 PM MDT - 'Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Edition'From: Disney Interactive Rated: E 10+ Who it's for: "Star Wars" and Disney fans, and anyone who wants to design in the Toy Box Console: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360 Grade: A Disney's toys-to-life series, "Disney Infinity," has arguably the largest and most diverse catalog of characters available. Full Story

Uber to work with UofA on mapping, self-driving cars
08/25/2015 03:58 PM MDT - TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Uber is partnering with the University of Arizona to develop mapping technology as the ride-hailing company expands its research of driverless car technology. Full Story

Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach
08/25/2015 03:33 PM MDT - LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities. Full Story

Rocky Mountain Gamer: 'Kings Quest' reboot is a true treasure
08/21/2015 08:31 AM MDT - In a reintroduction to a beloved adventure series from days of yore, "Kings Quest: A Knight to Remember" modernizes Sierra's classic series while retaining many of the mechanics that fans will recognize from earlier entries. The first of five episodes, "Knight" provides a fantastic fantasy-filled escape for adventure fans of all ages Full Story

Words From a Nerd: 'World of Warcraft' losing its grind
08/11/2015 03:49 PM MDT - So apparently "World of Warcraft" shit the bed while I was away. I bought back into the hype for a few months when the "Warlords of Draenor" expansion landed in November, and while the game didn't succeed in sowing its bastard seed deep enough in my flesh to really set the hook, I enjoyed the time I did spend with it. Full Story

'The Swindle' -- Crime in a steampunk world
08/11/2015 03:48 PM MDT - Tasked with stopping Scotland Yard's newest security system within 100 days, I set out into my thieving career, ready and willing to face the challenges before me. Full Story

Sam Nixon stars in 'Words From a Nerd'
08/09/2015 11:58 AM MDT - Sam Nixon pens "Words From a Nerd" for the Colorado Daily every Wednesday. His banter on gaming, film, cons of note, robots and nerd will make you laugh, ponder, daydream, reflect, speculate and perhaps pass gas. Full Story

Rocky Mountain Gamer: EA Sports' return to golf doesn't make the cut
08/05/2015 06:14 PM MDT - There is some good gameplay in "Rory McIlroy PGA Tour," but you have to search for it. Ultimately, with the past two versions of "Tiger Woods PGA Tour" still sitting on my shelf, there is no compelling reason to ever play this anemic afterthought again. Full Story

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Second Story Garage: Dirty Bourbon River Show

Once the Dirty Bourbon River Show began playing, all you have to do is close your eyes and you can almost feel the breeze off the Mississippi River and smell the crawfish and red beans and rice. Full Story