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Brandon Watson

I’m going to let you in on a dark secret about my past: racing is in my blood. I came of age on the West Texas dirt tracks way off in the coyote brush amidst the stadium lighted islands that float far out in oil-field country. The roar of large ... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:05 PM Game On!

Folks, I admit it wasn’t my idea. But no matter how crazy an idea is if dropped at my feet like a gauntlet, I have this philosophy: bite it and run around like an attention starved Pitbull! So I did, and what I found are parallel worlds just on ... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:35 PM Game On!

When was the last time you moved through your world-space with ease, comfort and confidence? Do you just trudge along from points A, B, and C or do you dominate your daily waypoints with ferocity and gusto like some modern day urban warrior? more

Aug 30, 2017 12:35 PM Business Briefs

Celtic and Viking mythology, a driven hero seeking to redeem the soul of a fallen lover through a Norse fantasy hell-scape? Shut up and take my money! Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is the latest release for English game developer Ninja Theory. more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM Game On!

Howdy gamers! I’m writing to you from the sun scorched plains of West Texas. That’s right, I’m a reverse Volunteer and semi-proud native of the “everything is bigger here” state. Summer is fading quickly and let’s face it, your thumbs could use a ... more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM Game On!

Greetings gamers! I hope the endless slew of summer game sales are keeping you well inside and saving your dollars from the nefarious sunblock companies. Of course, these days you don’t have to stay inside to keep those itchy hands busy this summer. more

Jun 28, 2017 11:41 AM Game On! 2 Comments

Gaming is losing the stigma of pointless life consuming diversion it used to be known for. Indeed, one only has to check out the popular gaming channels on YouTube to see how much of a positive culture is emerging by supporting gaming ... more

Jun 7, 2017 11:32 AM Game On!

Fear, dread, terror. Inside each of us exist pet horrors that are locked away inside haunted spaces within our minds. Many of us will often step inside these spaces to be thrilled and terrified out of mere enjoyment. We do this any number of ways... more

May 17, 2017 11:41 AM Game On!

My 4-year-old daughter tends to offer illumination in some of the strangest places. I chalk this up to her unjaded and innocent mind being a wide open, sponging mechanism to everything under the sun. It’s an absolute joy to let her take ... more

Apr 26, 2017 11:56 AM Game On!

I am going to be up front with this folks: it’s been abysmal in the triple A release market. Maybe my time-in-gaming-service has rendered me jaded with high expectations, but in my defense when you have watched the game industry evolve from 8 ... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:21 PM Game On!

Folks I confess writing this column has been problematic. A year long relationship went away with a Willie Nelson song and lots of whiskey. But as I floated along Whiskey River I grabbed a life-raft and between bouts of self-loathing and blue ... more

Mar 15, 2017 11:12 AM Game On!

I’m not an easily excitable person, many who know me find it hard to get a rise out of me. It’s possibly my gruff veteran interior and growing up in a stoic household. So being a bit of a stick-in-the-mud when it comes to new releases is just ... more

Feb 22, 2017 11:06 AM Game On!

It’s overwhelming to hear the lamentations of my girlfriend and my bank account as I start making my videogame wish-list for the year. Considering we barely survived the Steam Winter Sale of 2016, most of my consolations go ignored. more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM Game On!

Drunk outbursts, vengeful spirits, and supernatural séances are set to the words and music of the great Gian Carlo Menotti. The Center for Creative Arts (CCA) vocal department invites you to explore the life of a mad medium with unraveling nerves ... more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM News & Notes

Art120 is a nonprofit organization that exists to teach art to children and bring art education to schools that lack active art programs. On Thanksgiving Day, their facility suffered a fire that destroyed its workspace in the Southside. They lost ... more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM The Bowl

If you and the family are catching a bit of the cabin fever, then load’em up and bring’em down to the Granfalloon this Saturday at Noon. Out of The House is featuring the quick strumming humanitarian Tyler Martelli. more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM News & Notes

Chattanooga is a stage and on that stage are individuals bravely standing up and speaking. They speak in soft somber tones or in fiery blasts of rants and raves accompanied with loud melodic beats or in vacuums of dead silence. more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM City Life

Chattanooga has been friends with Japan for over 26 years. More specifically friends with a Japanese town known for its historical and cultural significance as well as home to a race mischievous water creatures. more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM The Bowl

Building connections of the visual or sensual to the human experience is what defines the importance of art regardless of form. But can these connections also be art within us that desire to be let out and shared with the world? more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM News & Notes

Chattanooga is no stranger to hosting musical royalty and this time around a new king will grace our hallowed realm. The Marcus King Band will be live this Friday to pull at your steel heart strings and give you a sweet taste of that Southern ... more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM News & Notes

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