Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 30–September 2

The Fair returns, Chuck's Hop Shop plays arcade games, and a film pioneer gets her due.

08/30/2019 By Stefan Milne and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Singles Night

How to Throw a Bachelor/ette Sans Questionable Accessories

Step away from the novelty items shaped like genitalia. And toward a night you can actually remember.

08/20/2019 By Rosin Saez

The Sporting Life

A Topgolf Lounge Is Coming to the Seattle Area and People Seem Excited About It

Virtual golf, but real fun. The gaming hub and bar will open in Kirkland later this year.

05/16/2019 By Rosin Saez

The Women's Issue

Kiki Wolfkill Wants More Women to Get Into Gaming

“[Game development] is a natural place for women to thrive.”

01/31/2018 By Allison Williams

Street View

How Capitol Hill's Pac-Man Park Came to Be

SDOT’s Pavement to Parks program turned an underused roadway into a gaming delight.

03/20/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Hot Take

The New Nintendo Switch Has a Lot to Learn from Seattle Tech Failures

Here's hoping the video gaming giant’s new console avoids similar perilous pitfalls.

02/20/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Year in Review

Met Recap: Seattle Arts and Entertainment in 2016

A look back at our favorite cultural moments of the year.

12/29/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Video Games

Get Ready for the New Nintendo Switch Console

Nintendo's portable next generation console arrives in March 2017.

10/20/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Gaming Life

The Sound and the Fury: PAX West 2016 Recap

Blockbuster titles, homespun indie projects, and a new type of digital celebrity round out another year for one of the nation's biggest video game conventions.

09/06/2016 By Darren Davis

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Rori “CauthonLuck” Bryant-Raible

The local professional video game player looks to continue his team's unexpected 'Heroes of the Storm' success at PAX.

08/31/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Electronic Sports

Should College Students Get a Scholarship to Play Video Games?

UW's Washington Gaming Association thinks so.

07/18/2016 By Darren Davis

Video Games

10 Seattle Spots Where You Can Avoid Pokémon Go

Gotta ditch 'em all.

07/13/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The E-Sporting Life

Heroes of the Dorm Is the March Madness of Video Games

Blizzard's college e-sports tournament ends this weekend in Seattle, with one team walking away with free tuition.

04/08/2016 By Darren Davis

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: 'Master of None' and 'Fallout 4'

In case you need any entertainment to binge on this week.

11/09/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Game On

The Sights of PAX Prime 2015

From cosplayers to convention center–destroying monsters, there was plenty to see at the annual gaming expo.

09/01/2015 Photography by Ryan Russell Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Ty Taylor

The indie video game designer behind 'The Bridge' discusses the PAX 10 and his new title 'Tumblestone.'

08/26/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Gaming

Inside the Seattle Indies Expo

In the shadow of PAX Prime, the Seattle Indies Expo is a rallying cry for local independent game developers.

07/30/2015 By Darren Davis

Video Games

Shelby Earl Becomes the Rock Star of 'Rock Band' at E3

The local singer-songwriter shreds on a plastic guitar in Rock Band 4's debut trailer.

06/16/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: June 2015

Carla Körbes takes her final bow with PNB, EMP showcases the animation legacy of Looney Tunes’ Chuck Jones, and Seattle Symphony plays Fantasia.

06/04/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Museums

Indie Game Revolution Captures the Bliss of Gaming

EMP's exploration of independent video game creators gets it right.

01/20/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld