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Why I play violent video games

First-Person Shooter
When I was 15, I made a new best friend.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  February 06, 2013


Outside the box: PC indie games of 2012

Here are five PC indie games of 2012 that serve as important counterpoints to the Halo s and Mass Effect s of the mainstream gaming world.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  December 19, 2012


Boyfriend Maker 101: We have met the boyfriend, and he is us

Laser Orgy
Two weeks ago, references to an iOS game called Boyfriend Maker began flooding my Twitter feed.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  December 06, 2012


Predators in purgatory

The 2008 play, inspired by a true story about two soldiers guarding a zoo in Baghdad during the early stages of the Iraq War, follows the vengeful ghost of a Bengal tiger through the city's war-torn streets.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  November 16, 2012


Now or Later's personal is political

Christopher Shinn's new play, which takes place on election night, is so timely that it's hard to imagine staging it later rather than now.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  October 24, 2012


One woman’s battle against the anxious masculinity of the fighting-games scene

A Challenger Appears
Arcades are dead, but the fighting-games community has straggled on without them, via gaming meet-ups in stores, bars, and basements.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  October 16, 2012


Roller Disco the Musical! boogies down at Oberon

Roll out
Perhaps the success of the 2007 musical adaptation of the 1980 film Xanadu inspired Jen Wineman to transform the 1979 film Roller Boogie into a stage musical, but Roller Disco the Musical! (at Oberon through August 30) proves there is room in the world for more than one musical comedy about roller-skating disco dancers.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  July 02, 2012


Rocky Horror shadow-cast says goodbye

Body Blow
Harvard Square's alt-goth scene took a major hit last week when Ryan Noonan, a spokesman for the Harvard Square AMC theater, announced via an e-mail that the cinema would close its doors on July 8.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  July 02, 2012


Review: Lollipop Chainsaw

Mixed messages
At least this high-kicking, somersaulting, zombie-fighting, magical school girl protagonist is of legal ogling age!
By: MADDY MYERS  |  June 29, 2012

Review: Diablo 3

Review: Diablo 3

Always on
Where is your copy of Diablo 3 ? It's not on your computer. It never will be. It is in the cloud, with all its virtual spoils streaming live over the Internet.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  June 03, 2012

Review TheTempermentals

'The Tempermentals' start the revolution

Secret histories
Jon Marans's The Temperamentals (at Lyric Stage through April 28) begins innocently enough: a first date during which a coy couple engages in some flirtatious back-and-forth and plays footsie under a restaurant table.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  April 03, 2012


Review: Mass Effect 3

Lost in space
Gamers finally have their own equivalent to J. J. Abrams's sci-fi television epic, Lost.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  March 26, 2012


Spring theater offerings

Fight the good fight
Boston Playwrights' Theatre closes out its winter season with DEPORTED / A DREAM PLAY (March 8–April 1;
By: MADDY MYERS  |  March 05, 2012


The Addams Family musical toys with 'real' Americans

Liberal elites
Contained in their haunted-house black humor, Charles Addams's original Addams Family cartoons seemed intended as a sly critique of boring suburbia and an affirmation of quirky, alternative lifestyles.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  February 14, 2012


Review: Soul Calibur V

It's time to make some new friends.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  February 07, 2012

Fullmetal - Sacred

Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

Animated alchemical battles
The Fullmetal Alchemist series has expanded impressively, from the 2001 graphic novel, to the 2003 anime series and film to the 2009 reboot of the anime, and now Kazuya Murata's film, which picks up from the middle of the second anime reboot.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  January 17, 2012


Warming up with the Boston theater scene's winter offerings

Cold remedies
Although the whirlwind of Scrooges and Rockettes will soon be exiting stage left, the storm of winter theater continues unabated.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  December 29, 2011


Sexiest video game studs of 2011

If only they were real
Here's our annual list of the hot men video games have offered up this past year.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  December 22, 2011
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