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Culture, The Exhibitionist SF State Students Pitch Social-Justice Video Game to CEOs and Politicians

SF State Students Pitch Social-Justice Video Game to CEOs and Politicians

Social justice and gaming don't seem to have too much in common. In fact, we're willing to venture that if placed in a Venn diagram, the overlap would be a small sliver between those circles. But the first ever…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Musée Mécanique Revives Past with Family Fun

Tourism for Locals: Musée Mécanique Revives Past with Family Fun

Fisherman's Wharf is already a circus show that most of us want to avoid, but there's one attraction along the Embaracadero that makes pushing through the crowds of tourists worth it. With the drop of a coin, the Musée…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Girls</i> Episode 7, Season 2: Explaining Jessa

Girls Episode 7, Season 2: Explaining Jessa

Tonight, we get a glimpse into why Jessa is Jessa. Of course, it's all down to her goddamn family (isn't it always?). And even ever-self-entitled Hannah can see that the way Jessa is treated by her largely absent dad is…
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Music, All Shook Down Top Five Musician-Based Video Games You Can Play In Your Browser Right Now

Top Five Musician-Based Video Games You Can Play In Your Browser Right Now

2012 has seen a bumper batch of musician-helmed video games hitting the Internet. They're ostensibly meant to promote an artist's latest release, but also act as snappy diversions to play in your browser while you should be concentrating on something…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Things That Really Existed: <i>Starcade</i>, TV's First Video Arcade Game Show

Things That Really Existed: Starcade, TV's First Video Arcade Game Show

The game show Starcade, in which contestants competed on video arcade games, was doomed from the start. It ran from 1982-84, when the industry was in a serious decline, a period now generally referred to as the Video Game Crash.…
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News, The Snitch Angel Garcia Is Not a Child Molester, Jury Says

Angel Garcia Is Not a Child Molester, Jury Says

A San Francisco man accused of sexually abusing a young girl living in his home was cleared of all charges today after a jury decided it was just a misunderstanding, according to the Public Defender's Office.Angel Garcia, 32, got into…
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News, The Snitch Richard Fowler Jr. Identified as Bernal Heights Man Shot in the Head

Richard Fowler Jr. Identified as Bernal Heights Man Shot in the Head

Medical authorities identified Richard Fowler Jr. as the man who was abruptly shot in the head Monday evening inside his home. The 28-year-old Fowler was reportedly playing video games inside his house on the 400 block of Franconia Street when…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist TV Ads We Can't Forget: Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for Archaic Gaming Service Called PlayCable

TV Ads We Can't Forget: Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for Archaic Gaming Service Called PlayCable

I haven't been a gamer since I was a kid, and unless playing Lexulous with my girlfriend counts, I missed the "online gaming" boat entirely. If I'd been in the right place at the right time, though -- say,…
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News, The Snitch Anti-North Korea Rally, Inspired by 'Homefront' Video Game, Planned for SF

Anti-North Korea Rally, Inspired by 'Homefront' Video Game, Planned for SF

This really is a case of life imitating art -- so long as you're willing to permit the "art" classification to be applied to video games. It seems that a rally against North Korea has been orchestrated to take place…
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Music, All Shook Down Tuesday's Pick: 'Visions of the Gamepocalypse'

Tuesday's Pick: 'Visions of the Gamepocalypse'

"Visions of the Gamepocalypse"Yerba Buena Center for the Arts7:30 p.m., $10Recently we downloaded a much ballyhooed racing game for our iPhone, played for five minutes, and felt like we'd watched the first season of Mr. Belvedere. We felt stupid. Another…
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Finally, a Rock Video Game Where You Play A Real Guitar

Those of you who find it weird that so many people are so into pretending to play a very fake-looking, plastic guitar will soon have a video game of your (OK, our) own. Power Gig: Rise of the Six…
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Music, All Shook Down Relax with a Violent Video Game

Relax with a Violent Video Game

According to a study by psychologists at Middlesex University, a nice bloody, violent video game is a great way to soothe and relax your jitters away: “There were actually higher levels of relaxation before and after playing the game…
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News, The Snitch Authorities Not Impressed By DA's Totally Bitchin' PC

Authorities Not Impressed By DA's Totally Bitchin' PC

A Texas District Attorney named Ray Sumrow is on trial for building a totally rad "backup" computer with state funds, according to an article in the Dallas Daily News Tuesday. The computer has "two hard drives, seven fans, high-end video…
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News, The Snitch Boys Like Video Games, Girls Like Color Pink

Boys Like Video Games, Girls Like Color Pink

An article in today New York Times reports that a Stanford study illustrates "why men are more likely to report feeling addicted to video games than women are." The study put 22 young adult subjects, 11 women and 11 men,…
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News, The Snitch Bake Some Dorky Cookies: Creating Pixel-Art Goodies

Bake Some Dorky Cookies: Creating Pixel-Art Goodies

For those of you that are still obsessed with old video games and still own a Play-Doh extractor, you now have a chance to bake some cookies for your imaginary girlfriend. Roll up those sleeves, you man-child, and make…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Area's Apple #1 Among Nubile Sorority Girls, Slain Quarterbacks

Bay Area's Apple #1 Among Nubile Sorority Girls, Slain Quarterbacks

Ad Age's poll of the mega-important yet oh-so-serial killable college student demographic yielded some interesting, if a bit obvious answers this week. From Ad Age: Not surprisingly, the brand that ruled with this group was Apple. It ranked as…
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Music, All Shook Down Home Cooking For Losers: Alice Greenfingers And Cooking Mama

Home Cooking For Losers: Alice Greenfingers And Cooking Mama

With so many Bay Area food blogs focused on actually growing your own produce and cooking your own food -- rather than just dining out -- we were starting to get a case of home cook envy. Our kitchen…
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