Updated: October 17, 2014 8:02:56 AM MDT
 
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    Video gamesRocky Mountain Gamer: Will ''Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor' revolutionize video games?

    10/16/2014 03:13 PM MDT
    Every once in a while a game comes along with a feature so revolutionary it's destined to be copied by other games for years to come. In "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" that feature is the Nemesis system.  
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    Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors
    10/14/2014 09:42 PM MDT - Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. Full Story

    Rocky Mountain Gamer: It's all fun and (video) games — until someone gets hurt
    10/09/2014 08:49 AM MDT - Once a niche hobby, video games have gone mainstream, leaving many enthusiasts resentful of what they perceive as interlopers in their midst. This perception has led to a reprehensible situation meant to tear down gamers and gaming professions that don't fit the white male stereotype. And the most popular target has been women Full Story

    Words From a Nerd: Burned-out on bleeps and bloops
    10/08/2014 02:15 PM MDT - The rhythm game is a genre that seems to have died out in the last five years or so, undoubtedly beaten to death with plastic guitar- and drum-shaped peripherals. Full Story

    Rocky Mountain Gamer: Nintendo's latest 3DS game is a 'Smash'
    10/02/2014 12:18 PM MDT - Despite the fact the characters are too small, "Super Smash Bros." is such a compelling series because of all the tiny details Nintendo has put into it. Regardless of the mode you choose, the characters, backgrounds and power-ups come to life, which is the most you can ask of any game. Full Story

    Rocky Mountain Gamer: 'Disney Infinity' is costly, but it's also a Marvel
    09/19/2014 01:35 PM MDT - Disney Interactive Studios is about to drop a new game, "Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition)" with 28 new characters, three new Play Sets and a whopping 82 new Power Discs, releasing in phases between now and early 2015. And, best of all, this year's batch focuses on Marvel Super Heroes. But it comes with a price. Full Story

    Word From a Nerd: Exploding growth of 'Minecraft'
    09/16/2014 09:10 PM MDT - 'Minecraft" is probably the most recent and most gargantuan gaming phenomenon that I chose to sit on the sidelines for. Full Story

    Rocky Mountain Gamer: Decide your own 'Destiny' in online shooter
    09/11/2014 08:40 AM MDT - "Destiny" aims to take the sci-fi themes and action that made the "Halo" series so popular and transform it into an experience like none other. Full Story

    Rocky Mountain Gamer: 'Divinity' is sinfully fun role-playing
    09/04/2014 03:58 PM MDT - "Divinity: Original Sin" is a throwback to the days of old-fashioned RPGs, where you sat in a friend's basement loading up on Oreos and Hawaiian Punch, all while leading your carefully crafted character though whatever twisted adventure the Dungeon Master dreamed up. Full Story

    NIXON: Twitch's niche
    09/02/2014 08:24 PM MDT - The industry of watching other people play games got a boost last week as Amazon inked a deal to acquire Twitch, the most popular place on the web to watch live streams of video games, for $970 million. A February poll placed Twitch fourth in peak internet traffic by company in the United States, behind only Netflix, Google and Apple. Full Story

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    College footballCU football: Buffs' Liufau shoulders blame for USC loss

    QB ready to bounce back after throwing two picks
    Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau was hard on himself in the immediate aftermath of a 56-28 loss at USC last week and by Tuesday his view of his performance had only worsened. Full Story
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    College footballCU football: Buffs' Liufau shoulders blame for USC loss

    QB ready to bounce back after throwing two picks
    Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau was hard on himself in the immediate aftermath of a 56-28 loss at USC last week and by Tuesday his view of his performance had only worsened. Full Story
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    Second Story Garage: Qbala

    When you make your lyrics deeply personal, every performance leaves you vulnerable. Fort Collins rapper Qbala puts the hard facts of her life in her lyrics, and she's the kind of performer who doesn't shrink from the emotional charge of the words but uses it to power her delivery. Full Story