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    August 22, 2014

    Did the Video Music Awards Snub Stitches?

    This Sunday, MTV airs the highly anticipated 31st installment of their Video Music Awards. Always an unpredictable raucous night, there's unfortunately a black cloud looming over Sunday's telecast. That is the complete and total snubbing of Florida rapper Stitches. Ever since "Brick In Yo Face" h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Flosstradamus - The Observatory - April 23, 2013 [W/ VIDEO]

    An abundance of hoodies and the heavenly stench of pot dominated the crowd at the Observatory last night as the Chicago trap duo DJ J2K (born Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci) better known as Flosstradamus unleashed their beats in Santa Ana as part of their Underground Nights US Tour. The boys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Top Five Super Nintendo Multiplayer Games

    When it comes to writing about video games, specifically Nintendo, it's always fun, because it's a console drenched in memories and nostalgia.  Going through old SNES video games, I came across so many forgotten images and sounds that brought back not only virtual worlds and cheat codes but pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Flying Lotus - Club Nokia - October 26, 2012

    It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Flying Lotus, born Steven Ellison, is a special artists, guiding our ear palettes and rhythmic intuitions into complex and undiscovered territory. This voyage into musical expansion continued on at the beginning of the month  when FlyLo released his n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Photos We've Seen This Year

    By Daniel Hill Here at Heard Mentality we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    The Best and Worst Video Games of 2011

    ​It's that time of year again. After drudging through the torrent of great and not-so-great video games that consumed just about every minute of my free time, I've narrowed down what I believe is considered to be the best and worst games of 2011. Which games are considered gems? Which aren't even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    PS Vita's Six Most Glaring Flaws (So Far)

    ​I can't wait to buy the PlayStation Vita. Considering how much mileage I got out of Sony's previous handheld, the PSP, it's a no-brainer that the Vita will be of great use to gamers on the go like me. The device can play games that look almost as good as the PlayStation 3, and compared to Nintend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Report: Best-Selling Video Games of Black Friday 2011

    ​Like watching football or having a nap after stuffing yourself with turkey, Black Friday shopping has become a Thanksgiving tradition for millions of Americans. If you're a smart shopper and a gamer, there's no doubt that you've saved many of your video game purchases for the weekend following Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    BlizzCon 2011 Highlights

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​BlizzCon 2011 took place in the Anaheim Convention Center over the weekend. As a celebration of some of gaming's most popular franchises, Blizzard used this opportunity to make many announcements of release of new content for their WarCraft, StarCraft, and Diablo gam ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2011

    WINNER'S CIRCLE: Vanessa Castillo and Yenni Diaz

    [BEST OF 2011: GAME ON!] Organizers With the Orange County Dream Team

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Top Eight Highlights from Tokyo Game Show 2011

    ​Tokyo Game Show, the Japanese expo equivalent of Los Angeles' Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), was held over the past weekend in the midst of the Japanese scorching summer heat. Along with new information regarding Sony's PlayStation Vita, new game and hardware announcements along with hands-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'Minor Thoughts' by My Machete

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2011

    E3 2011: Hands-off Impressions of New Kinect Hardware

    Peter Mai/OC Weekly​Unlike Nintendo and Sony, Microsoft's biggest focus this year is all about software--specifically, software to support the Kinect sensor that was released half a year ago. Although the peripheral sold a world-record amount of units since launch, the amount of games and applicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Ten Unintentionally Perverted Video Game Titles

    With silly movie titles such as The Midnight Meat Train and locales called "Lake Titicaca," nothing is safe from the hilarity of unintentionally perverted names. Thanks to awkward English translations and clueless game companies that just so happen to overlook how awkward their video game titles are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    The DOs and DON'Ts of Using the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass to Avoid Looking Silly

    ​The greatest thing about the new Nintendo 3DS hardware has to be its StreetPass feature. This feature can very well change the way we play handheld gaming devices, and will encourage 3DS players to take their portable gaming into the public.StreetPass mode is activated when your 3DS is on standby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Nine Nintendo 3DS Secrets That Will Blow Your Mind

    ​The Nintendo 3DS, as I've stated previously, is one amazing gaming device. Even though the game selection for the new device is slim at the moment, the sheer amount of interactivity that you can do with the built-in applications alone is more than enough to keep you busy for days. The built-in 3D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    10 Most Unique Ways to Perform 'Legend of Zelda' Songs

    ​Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda on the Famicom in Japan. Sporting top-of-the-line graphics (at the time), open-ended game play, and a vast world full of secrets, many old-school gamers still consider Zelda to be one of the greatest games of all time.One of the most me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    7 Racist Video Games You Had No Idea Were Racist

    ​Racism isn't always obvious. From time to time, a number of blatantly racist video games are released, and everyone goes apeshit. There are rare situations, however, when the racism isn't as obvious. These are the situations in which thoughtless stereotypes are used, or when games touch upon infl ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 30, 2010

    'Congratulations On Your Recent Death!'

    A list of lists from our Heard Mentality blog's culture coverage

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The Best and Worst Video Games of 2010

    ​The year has come to an end, and that can mean only one thing: awards for the best and worst video games of 2010! It has been an exceptional year for gaming, more than most gamers have time to even experience. However, there are only a few games out there that stood out above the rest. What were ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 9, 2010

    UC Irvine's New Computer-Games Major Gets Its Game On

    The school is banking big on computer games as an emerging discipline

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Matthew Lloyd Crippen Escapes Charges of Illegal Modification of Xbox Consoles

    ​Update, December 6, 12:07 p.m.: A tip to you budding prosecutors out there: When a judge says, "I really don't understand what we're doing here," your case is in serious jeopardy. That's what U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez said last week in Los Angeles before the U.S. Attorney's Office anno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    5 Video Game Series That Need a Reboot

    The Newer and Slightly Less Handsome Dante.​Devil May Cry is getting a slightly-controversial series reboot, as announced during last week's Tokyo Game Show. Whether you're a fan of protagonist Dante's new drug addict look or not, there's no doubt that this series has been long overdue for a fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    10 Most Unique Ways to Play the 'Super Mario Bros' Theme Song (NSFW)

    ​Believe it or not, but it was on this very week 25 years ago that Nintendo of Japan released Super Mario Bros. for the Famicom system is Japan. Even after two and a half decades, the game continues to be popular in the young gaming crowd, and still holds fond memories for those old enough to reme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Every Video Game Reference in "Scott Pilgrim vs the World"

    ​So the film sort of flopped during its opening weekend, but video game fans were in for a treat with the recent release of Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Considering the countless number of video game references there are in the movie, it is no surprise that comic author Bryan Lee O'Malley and movie ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010


    Alex's Bar

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Learn Real-Life Skills by Playing These Video Games

    This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3) was all about motion control. Each of the major consoles during the annual event proudly featured new technology that involved players getting onto their feet to move, jump, wave their arms, and point in order to control their games. Because motion c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    PROS and CONS: Hands on impressions of the Nintendo 3DS

    Peter Mai/OC Weekly​On the third day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, I was finally able to have a hands-on demonstration of Nintendo's newly announced 3DS hand-held system. Although the system exceeded the already high expectations that I had, there were still a number of issues that prevent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Record Review: Holy Fuck, Latin

    ​The Hype: It's been three years since critics lauded Holy Fuck's wild onslaught of electro improvisation on their 2007 album LP. In that time, Canadian keyboard duo Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh welcomed bassist Matt McQuaid and Matt Shulz to the party and slowly traded some unbridle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    'Til Game Over Do Us Part: Quirky Video Game Weddings

    Valentine's Day may have just passed, and people across the globe were given the chance to express their love for those around them, whether it be lover, family, pet or friend. A couple's wedding is possibly one of the most important events of their lives. This celebration of their union is supposed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    What to Get the Geek in Your Life

    DigitalSoapsSpace Invaders 24-piece soap set, $10.​ Etsy seller DigitalSoaps has you covered: What to  get the video game geek in your life? Or, the better question: How do you get the video game geek in your life to tear themselves away from Left 4 Dead 2 long enough to fucking shower? Digit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    More Views of the Inaugural Long Beach Comic Con

    Convention floor. Rorschach started to turn around like I was trying to take a picture of him. I was not. Poor guy.​We hit the first-ever Long Beach Comic Con at the Long Beach Convention Center this past weekend, and it was a busier-than-expected, promising start, full of roller derby gals, dudes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Club Pick: Tuesdays at The Derby

    ​Hey! I'm OC Weekly's new clubs editor! You may remember me as the guy who hung out with that one birther lady, but forget about that. I'm here for the drinks now.Thus far, this job has pretty much consisted of me revisiting the places I went during childhood, but getting drunk at them. Yeah, I gr ... More >>

  • Film

    March 26, 2009
  • Culture

    September 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Last Night: Yacht @ OCPAC

    Last Night: Yacht at the Samueli Theater on June 26, 2008 Better Than: Playing Dance Dance Revolution and it burns more calories then Wii Fit. Download: See A Penny (Pick It Up) from their album I Believe In You. Your Magic Is Real. Is it art? Is it electro? Is it electro art? I'm not quite sure ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 12, 2008
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    April 17, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    Game On

    Bang Bang for Your Buck: Five great games for $60—Shoot first, Ask questions later

  • Culture

    September 20, 2007

    Game On

    'Roid Rage Returns: Metroid Prime 3 is the best you can get for the Wii

  • Film

    August 30, 2007

    No Quarter

    Rival arcade gamers battle to become the King of Kong

  • Culture

    August 23, 2007

    Game On

    Bend It Like Bowser: Soccer gets a surreal twist in Mario Strikers Charged

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2007


    A man using crutches but holding a gun still failed at carjacking. A motorist threw hot coffee on a bicyclist. Before he lost his wig and shoes, a man tried to steal a Nintendo game from a Laguna Beach hotel room. A man sitting in a restaurant issued death threats. A burglar stole only syringes from ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 3, 2007

    Rolling Paper

    Super Paper Mario is flat-out fun

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    The Shark That Became My Friend

    Hate mail? Death threats? Its all in a years work

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Live Review

    Of Course, Dad: The Shark That Ate My Friend at Plush Cafe, Fullerton, Thurs., Aug. 24

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Tokyo A-Go-Go

    Meet Polysicstheyre Japanese and like a lot of the same things you do

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Make a Joyful Noise

    10 bands to watch in 2002

  • Culture

    February 22, 2001

    Cul-de-sace Kandinsky

    The superintense, postmodern, postpubescent craziness of Aaron Kraten

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