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Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Making new Tony Hawk games obviously wasn't working. Why not make the old ones instead?
Senior circuit
By MITCH KRPATA  |  August 10, 2012

VIDEO: Dew Tour 2010 wrapup

The Phoenix goes to Dew Tour 2010 at TD GardenLast month, courtesy of everybody's favorite highly caffeinated and questionably colored beverage, Mountain Dew, TD Garden...
By Steve Miller  |  July 05, 2010

The Fully Celebrated | Drunk on the Blood of the Holy Ones

After two albums with cornettist Taylor Ho Bynum, and now dropping "Orchestra" from their name, this venerable Boston avant-garde street band are again a trio — and they're still a virtuoso ensemble.
AUM Fidelity (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  May 22, 2009

Review: Skate 2

Skate 2 is legit
Chairman of the board
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 26, 2009

The pile-up

No longer is there an off-season or even a chance to catch our breath after the fall deluge.
A blizzard of new games
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 29, 2008

Strummer vacation

The first two installments of the enormously popular Guitar Hero franchise were designed and developed by Harmonix, a Cambridge-based company famous for employing a horde of musicians.
Guitar Hero 3  is on its own
By RYAN STEWART  |  November 06, 2007


Brit wits

Nick Hornby’s new novel is about a boy. Not About a Boy . Irvine Welsh’s new short story collection is filthy. Not Filth .
As Nick Hornby and Irvine Welsh face 50, two of Brit Lit’s standard-bearers stare down middle age in very different ways  
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 11, 2007

Board meeting

Competition is a good thing.
EA’s latest is no cheap Skate
By MITCH KRPATA  |  October 09, 2007

War, peace, and Robert Pinsky

Every few years, a fall publishing season emerges that should remind us that Boston could be the literary epicenter of America.
The season's fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 12, 2007

Requiem for a game console

With the release of God of War II this week, the book is all but closed on the PlayStation 2.
A look back at the ultimate PlayStation 2 games
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 20, 2007

Guitar Hero gets a new developer

On January 16, Neversoft, the video-game developers known primarily for the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise, posted a job opening for work on their latest project, Guitar Hero III , thereby inciting a stir in the video-game blogosphere.
By RYAN STEWART  |  February 07, 2007


Stick It

Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym resembling a cute, female version of Ashton Kutcher) is a contemptuous punk-rock rebel whose extreme sports derring-do would catch the eye of Tony Hawk.
The writer of Bring it On does it again
By TOM MEEK  |  May 03, 2006

Paint, by numbers

Mark Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is that rare console mishmash that works.
The graffiti — and little else — rule the city
By AARON SOLOMON  |  February 22, 2006