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  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Happy Birthday Nintendo! Top Five Weird Hip-Hop Songs With 'Nintendo' In The Lyrics

    sgs_1019/Flickr​Nintendo was founded as a multinational corporation in Japan 122 year go. Today the company is one of the most powerful in the gaming industry--well recognized both in and out of gaming circles. And the hip hop industry--with its proclivity to name-drop brands -- has been dicing N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    10 Things You Didn't Know About Sonic the Hedgehog

    ​Sonic the Hedgehog, that cute little blue mascot of the Sega Genesis, turns 20 years old today. Created in 1991 by Yuji Naka and Naoto Oshima, Sonic quickly rose to popularity as one of the most recognized and beloved video game icons, even to this very day.Debuting in the self-titled game Sonic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Top 10 Musical Moments in Video Games

    Aerosmith's Revolution XThis week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place in Los Angeles, drawing fanfare and hype across the gaming world. The three-day trade fair is open to only vendors and developers, but it provokes the kind of suspense Apple fans feel before a major Steve Jobs annou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    6 Years Later: Did Nintendo Keep its Promises With the Wii?

    Satoru Iwata unveiling the Wii during the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo​Believe it or not, but it was six years ago when Nintendo unveiled the very first details of the Nintendo Wii. Known only by its code name at the time, the "Revolution," Nintendo showcased a lot of promise for the system ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 30, 2010

    'Congratulations On Your Recent Death!'

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

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Video Game Characters Based on Real People

    Video game developers today are always trying to push the limits of graphical fidelity. Whether it's to create realistic environments or design life-like characters, ridiculously huge budgets are used in order to constantly push video game graphics to new heights. In fact, real people are often used ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Local Bands Wax Nostalgic On Michael Jackson

    ​Friday marks the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, and really, many fans are still reeling from losing the King of Pop. Fans are holding tributes and still milling to his grave.The Jackson family is unveiling a monument in Indiana. Everyone--from big stars such as Busta Rhymes and Lud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    How the West was Fun: The Greatest Cowboy Video Games

    With the upcoming release of Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption, gamers are reminded that it isn't too often that video games are set in the Wild West anymore--where have all the cowboys gone? Back in the 1980s and 1990s, cowboy games were all the rage. From educational video games to digital porno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Five Regrettable Music/Video Game Moments

    ​Motörhead are currently on tour (including a stop at the House of Blues in Anaheim), they also play a role in upcoming action/adventure game Brütal Legend, out next week on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (we got a chance to play it at Comic-Con this year, it's a fun, straight-forward beat 'em up wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Last Night: Army Navy, The Jakes at the Yost Theatre

    Sega Genesis in the hizzy!Last Night: Army Navy, the Jakes, Valley Arena and the Colourist at the Yost Theatre, Santa Ana; June 25, 2009.Better than: Congregating around UCLA hospital.Best tribute: The Sega Genesis Michael Jackon's Moonwalker game playing behind the Jakes during their set (I think i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Last Night: We Are Scientists, the Blood Arm at Detroit Bar

    Andrew YoussefLast Night: We Are Scientists, the Blood Arm at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, May 31, 2009.Better than: Staying home and watching the MTV Movie Awards--even though Akiva Schaffer, the Lonely Island mate of host Andy Samberg who popped up on the award show's "Doubt for Sega Genesis" sketch ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 21, 2007

    Game On

    Elf Life: Shadowrun is fresh and excitingand on its way to being obsolete

  • Culture

    April 26, 2007

    This Is Madness

    PSP players: tonight, you game in hell

  • Food

    August 3, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from OC's best damn dining guide

  • Culture

    February 22, 2001

    Cul-de-sace Kandinsky

    The superintense, postmodern, postpubescent craziness of Aaron Kraten