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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Second verse, much the same as the first: The Games may have changed but Katniss Everdeen is still our favorite pawn.
"...a spitfire named Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), bested the Hunger Games by breaking the rules, and the nation has since..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Patriot Games
"...in the name of country, the politics in Patriot Games are relatively bloodless. In this second big-screen adaptation of..."

June 12, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Wide Open Games and Playing the Personal
Sam Potasznik's video game zine might just be the self-care you need
"...is not the case with Sam Potasznik's Wide Open Games...."

Feb. 8, 2017 Screens Post by Will McCarthy

The Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen wins the Hunger Wars and our hearts.
"...those who would be our leaders that The Hunger Games books have been so wildly successful. Set in a..."

March 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Funny Games U.S.
Michael Haneke comes to the U.S. to remake his tortuous German film about psychological terrorism with Naomi Watts and Tim Roth.
"...my review of Haneke's original, German version of Funny Games, which blew like a bullet through my skull (and..."

March 14, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reindeer Games
"...Ben Affleck. At one point in John Frankenheimer's Reindeer Games, harried casino boss James Banks, played by a frothing..."

March 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Arcade Announces Second Wave of Games
Tournaments, parties, and more interactive strangeness
"...will explore the weird and wonderful world of video games. The organizers have already announced the featured and spotlight..."

Aug. 31, 2015 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Announces Spotlight Games
Eight indies get the arcade-cabinet treatment
"...show up and play some of the best indie games from around the world. What games? We’re glad you..."

Aug. 11, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Austin Gets the X Games
The Olympics of extreme sports visits Circuit of the Americas
"...become the new US home to the Global X Games. Starting in 2014, the Olympics of extreme sports will..."

July 17, 2013 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

X Games Rally at Capitol Building
Is ATX extreme enough to host?
"...The honor of hosting the ESPN Summer X Games has been narrowed down to four cities: Charlotte, N.C.,..."

June 3, 2013 Sports Post by James Renovitch

Local Kids Play Make Games
Middle-schoolers get honored for making video-games
"...And the fact that middle-schoolers were showing off their games, only made me feel worse, even if the overall..."

May 18, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

The Hightower Report: College bowl games become corporate money games
Games now bring us to the sponsors
"...is hardly unusual in today's galaxy of corporate bowl games. Of this season's 39 holiday matchups, 11 are owned..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

ATX Games Up for Steam Greenlight
Winners get backing of web behemoth
"...of you, it's pretty much the AppStore for video games. Unlike the AppStore, Steam cherry picks the games featured..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

The Future of Games
as predicted by journalists at SXSWi
"...to address the future of a medium, but video games are due for a new generation of consoles. Will..."

March 12, 2012 SXSW Post by James Renovitch

Sports Games Stocking Stuffers
A last-minute list for last-minute shoppers
"...or Xbox 360? Click through for a list of games that've been in heavy rotation in my game console..."

Dec. 22, 2011 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

FSN Southwest to Air Hooks, Express Games
"...the terms to air several 2007 Hooks and Express games. Although the initial announcement only includes the broadcasting of..."

April 12, 2007 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Funny Games
Austrian moralist Haneke fashions a tense drama from the sadistic games people play.
"...pair of madmen intent on playing out their “funny games.” Haneke, intent on exploring the nature of media violence,..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Local Games for Your Mobile Devices
Lowlander II and Flipping Legend keep your phones busy
"...experiences set to grace their monitors, two noteworthy mobile games from local developers were released onto digital stores...."

June 26, 2017 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

Keita Takahashi Games Set to Debut Locally
Hosted by indie game collective Juegos Rancheros
"...video game collective's hit streak continues with two new games from Keita Takahashi, the childlike mind behind games like..."

April 1, 2013 Screens Post by James Renovitch

X Games Music Lineup Announced
Kanye West, Flaming Lips, Bad Religion, Wavves, and more
"...100,000 people are expected in Austin when the X Games rollerblade through town June 5-8. Homies are going to..."

Jan. 21, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Top 10 Games of 2013
From beautiful narratives to simple joy, these games have much to offer
"...3) Device 6 (Simogo) Simogo's last handful of games proved it knows how to make touchscreens fun better..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Games Announced
Some gaming to accompany the Fantastic Fest moviegoing
"...then, it's time to familiarize yourself with the Spotlight games...."

Aug. 15, 2013 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Local Games on the Horizon
Releases to purchase, look forward to, and KickStart
"...Can't keep up with all the local games to buy, support, and/or anticipate? Me neither, but here's..."

July 23, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Kabongo Suspension Reduced On Appeal to 23 Games
Horns point guard will return for Feb. 13 game against Iowa State
"...and then being untruthful about it reduced to 23 games, including the 11 he's already sat out...."

Dec. 21, 2012 Sports Post by Michael Corcoran

White Whale Games Introduces 'Slayers'
and other new ways to play in the God of Blades world
"...Just when you think the team at White Whale Games are resting on their "Best of Austin"-worthy laurels they..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Vigil Games Lays Off 80
But opportunity is right around the corner
"...or so employees laid off from local affiliate, Vigil Games. This comes with the announcement that Vigil's upcoming release,..."

March 30, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Austin Lightning Moves Home Games to House Park
"..."due to stadium circumstances beyond our control," all home games this season – including the home opener this Saturday..."

May 10, 2007 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

Good Games for Adventurous Imaginations
Away From the Computer Screen and Back to the Table
"...catch-all term for the hobby devoted to paper role-playing games, board games, card and dice games, and more.These are..."

Dec. 12, 1997 Screens Feature by Allen Varney

Games People Play
Casual gaming's rise opens the doors for players and developers
"...there are no winners and losers. But with 900 games made throughout six of the seven continents (maybe next..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

The Best Places to Play Board Games in Austin
Find a good tabletop to throw down and throw dice with friends
"...childhood traumas and embrace the new wave of board games. They are legion, they are varied, and sometimes (yes,..."

Feb. 7, 2018 Chron Events Post by Josh Kupecki

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